TaraLeigh99- Welcome to Cruise Chat.. you already did yourself a favor by finding this forum. You'll find all kinds of good advice in these pages. Try searching for questions, there are often "newbies" coming her and asking similar questions, you'll find them answered already I'm sure. If not, ask away... we are all cruise junkies and never get bored talking about cruising. Also, go to the main page of Cruise Chat and read the various reviews and FAQs on cruising.. lots of good info there.
As far as getting deals, you'll find that each line has different prices depending on the line and cruise date. If you have a set time to cruise in mind, you can go to each cruise line's web stie and get a price to compare. But if you go ONLY by the lowest price, you may end up not liking your first cruise. Stick with a major line though... Good luck and happy cruising.
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, Magic 1/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013