Western Caribbean Cruise - First Timer Qs
My family is considering taking a Western Caribbean Cruise out of New Orleans. I believe the ship is the Norwegian Spirit. None of us have been on a cruise before and I was hoping to get some help with questions:
1) My children are 13 and 10. I see Carnival has a similar cruise. Should I look into that before we book?
2) I believe my family will love snorkeling. Should we bring our own snorkeling equipment? --- I know there are activities available--and we will probably do some of that. But won't there also be just beach time where my children ( who LOVE the water) will can and will want to swim on their own?
3) What are the "must do" shore activities from this cruise?
4) Any general words of wisdom? (since, as you can tell, I know nothing about cruising)
Thanks in advance!