This site is a great resource for prospective cruisers, and I've been reading through it for some ideas. However, I have a few questions I'd like to ask you experienced cruisers, and as a first-timer, I'd appreciate any and all feedback!
My trip won't take place until next year, 2008, as a group 30th birthday celebration for me and several of my friends of the same age. Here are the details:
We'll be leaving from Los Angeles, or the closest southern California exit point.
Most of us are, as I mentioned, around 30 years old.
We have a group consisting of three married couples and about 4 singles. One of the couples will have a one-year-old by then.
We're planning for a weeklong trip, or thereabouts.
We'd prefer not to travel too luxuriously, but we don't want to be inconveniently uncomfortable either.
It will be the first cruise for all of us.
Oh, and we are planning for June 2008 or sometime thereabouts.
Taking these variables into consideration, what trips and cruise lines would you recommend for us? How far in advance would you suggest we book our trips? Any other helpful tips?
We are still in the early EARLY stages of planning, but I'd like to get a head start so we don't have to worry as much as the time draws nearer. Thanks so much for your input!