Hey sailors! I'm not in need of a mate for sailing or cruising--already have one, but i would appreciate some advice. I'm looking for two cruises of different types. One, i'd like to take my family of 5--me, wife, 18 female, 15 female, and 13 male--on a 4-5 day cruise leaving from Galveston. Does anyone out there have any experience with any of the cruise lines leaving from Galveston for such a cruise?
Secondly, i'd like advice on just a cruise to take with my wife. We are both in our 40's and i'm looking for a 7-10 day cruise, also leaving from Galveston. I'm interested in a cruise that is definitely NOT formal. We are more into VERY relaxed, being around friendly people. A clothing optional cruise would not be appropriate for my wife, although for me i'd probably be comfortable with it. But i've had that suggested already and that is not an option. However, a cruise that is JUST ABOUT that relaxed is what we're looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance,