A group of us are planning a cruise on the Conquest for next year since it will be our 30th wedding anniversary and our 50 th birthdays. It is better to use a TA to organize a group (approx 20 people) or go through Carnival? Also, how far in advance do people normally book a cruise? I have only cruised once in 2002, Inspiration. I believed it was the best vacation I had ever been on and can not wait to do it again. Thanks in advance!