I am planning a trip for my kids to give them for Christmas. (ages 17-4, 5 kids) Would like to cruise. We are avid Disney fans however, I am having a hard time justifying the price of a Disney cruise vs. other cruise companies. (mainly carnival) My kids have never cruised before. I was thinking take them on a more in-expensive cruise, if they like it....then take them on a Disney cruise.
I was also wanting to go out of the LA port since we could drive there and save airfare for 7 of us. BUT, disney does not offer a cruise out of that port for when I want to go (jan '13) And the one offered by carnival is to the mexican riviera, my only concern there is it will be chilly.
Any input? TIA!