Hi there. I am giving my daugther a gift for her graduation & 18th birthday. She's a great kid - lots of fun - and she wants to visit Italy, Greece, and maybe even Turkey, Spain, and Egypt. There are so many options to choose from so I can really use your help.
It seems that RCI would be the most fun for both of us (I'm 40 - not a party animal but I like to have fun). Do you agree?
We went on a Carnival cruise once and didn't have a great time. Not really "nice" and too many young kids (hogged the pool the entire time). But we do want to have fun. Celebrity seems really nice but may be a bit too stuffy? We will do a lot of things together, but I'm sure she will want to explore and find some folks her own age.
IF RCI, WHICH SHIP?
If RCI is the best, than which ship? Legend of the Seas has some good itineraries... so does Brilliance. Any thoughts?
Should I buy with a travel agent, online through the cruise line, or try and rack up points by ordering it through American Airlines? Anyone have any experience?
Is June or July better in terms of weather, seasonal things, etc. Is 12 days too long? Is 7 too short?
Is it worth it to buy the balcony?
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Thanks in advance for your responses!