Help!!! We are first time cruisers and overwhelmed by the choices!!! The port of departure is not important (we live in Anchorage so getting to any port is going to take awhile) - the destinations, fellow travelers and atmosphere are the most important. Here's some info about myself and my husband. Can anyone help recommend a ship? We are interested in either a 7 or 10 day Mexico or Caribbean cruise .
Early 40s; no kids, have traveled extensively in Europe; lived in Uzbekistan and the western US before AK; consider ourselves dressy casual versus formal; like live entertainment, high energy and love to party but also like to have quiet, private time; enjoy meeting locals vs hitting the tourist traps; enjoy meeting down to earth people from varied backgrounds; enjoy nature's beauty; enjoy exploring ancient cultures. Don't scuba dive but would love to try snorkelling.
Thanks in advance for your advice and opinions!!!!