I had been trying to plan/book a cruise for DDs, their spouses, my dad (3cabins, OV or better) and I for either 3/05 or 12/05. Both DD are teachers so I am stuck with school vacation times. `Younger DD did Carnival western carribean last March. I am picking up the bills for the entire cruise, air , 1 nite hotel & meals pre-cruise and plan to pay tips and some (wine at dinner) bar. Cannot afford air to SJ out of ORD. Therefore have been looking at eastern or NCL western (different ports). Now I'll have to look at 06 as oldest is due in late July and infant will not be 6 mon. until late Jan/early Feb.
So, as soon as I can I will be looking at 3/06, Alaska for late July or early Aug (both DD teach summer school) or 12/06.