My parents are considering taking my sister and I and our families on a cruise in January. I know....tough problem. Besides the obvious happiness of going, here are some of our questions.
1. My wife and I have cruised only once together on the Triumph in January 2004. We had the best time. We took our 8 year old with us and left our 18 month old triplets at home with my sister. She said we needed a break and we agreed. My wife and I have no particular preference to what cruise line we travel on...except that if we go in January 2005 and take all 4 of the kids, then having a children's program is a must. So far....I believe that only Carnival and Norweigan are the only two that have a supervised program that includes 2 year olds.
2. My sister and her husband and two girls (8 & 14) probably have no preference which crusie line they go on. They have never been on a cruise.
3. My parents have crusied many, many times on every cruise line except for Carnival. Why? I have no idea really. They know that we had a great time and loved the pictures of the Triumph.....however, I am still a little worried about pushing them int he Carnival direct and they pay for it all and then don't enjoy it.
4. What is the best way to book this group of people ( 3 or 4 cabins). My parents always get a balcony. I was thinking of booking 3 quad cabins and then we can sleep the triplets where ever once on board. We had lots of room on the Triumph, but not so sure how this would work out on the Norweigan Sun. The other though is to pay a little more and get a fourth cabin (adjoining) for the kids. I guess the only difference in cost would be the loss of a 3rd and 4th person rate from one of the other cabins....right??
Any other thoughts or comments from those more experienced would be great.