it's been a LONG time since I've been on this board, but thought Id reply. We took one 4 years ago in July, Carnival Inspiration, and absolutely loved it. We are actually looking at going again this July. We have 2 kids so the kids around wasn't an issue. It was hot in Mexico, but really didn't bother us at all, because we were on vacation and looked at it from that POV. We have to cruise in the summer, wife is a teacher and kids are in school so that is the available time.