Hello bello1971, welcome to Cruise-Chat. The price for an outside oceanview cabin on the Freedom is $1,399. There shouldn't be too many children on that sailing date because of school. I've been on 33 Royal Caribbean cruises and I think the Freedom is the best. It's your first cruise so you really wouldn't be able to compare. If the price has anything to do with your choosing, I'd go with the cheaper cruise. The Caribbean Princess is a beautiful ship too. We were on the Freedom in October and did the same itinerary. You can take a look at our pictures of that cruise. Click HERE
and then click on "FREEDOM OCT 15"
Hope this helps...