There is another advantage to booking a cruise that leaves from a port within driving distance. The people you meet are more likely to live close to you. That way if you makes friends on the ship you could possibly continue the friendship after the cruise.
You will have a great time on either ship, but don't d
ismiss the Miracle so quickly just
because of the size.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013