Thanks for the suggestions! We have cruised before and found ourselves a bit stressed out with having to wake up quite early to get to breakfast to then get to the tender lines.
We can leave from CA or Florida, either is fine.
We don't like to over-do onboard activities because it gets stressful waiting in lines, trying to get good seats, keeping the kids still enough to get thru shows, etc.
Our onboard activities were playing in the pool and waterslides practically all day, eating, and adults trying to relax at poolside. We used the kids program but they are sometimes all chopped up so we'd drop kids off, have an hour or two, then have to pick kids up, eat, then drop them off, have an hour or two, try to catch an adult show and have to rush to pick them up.
We did mini golf on board, and a couple of family friendly and adult only comedy shows, and one night did the family karaoke. They were OK - nothing to write home about but we figured we'd check em out since we already paid for it.
Again, we love beautiful calm beaches, lush surroundings, and just pure relaxation