Hello, a newbie cruise traveler here planning for western Caribbean trip out of New Orleans port. (We're flying in from L.A.) If you have any feedback/advice on how to get to the port, Norwegian Spirit ship, what to pack and any useful cruise tips, we would really appreciate it. Is it worth upgrading to a balcony view room and what excursions are worthwhile at Costa Maya, Belize, Cozumel, etc?
Our other option is eastern Caribbean trip on Pearl but it's more expensive. We would like to travel in Jan or Feb of next year hoping it's not crowded. We're in our mid 30's looking for a quiet and relaxing time away from home.