Saturday, I purchased the tickets for our next cruise. We'll be on the Carnival Triumph, sailing to Mexico.
The big game changer, this time around, is that it's a family vacation. It's not just Bambi and me. We're taking all the kids, but it can still be like a vacation (I think the kids disable the vacation part). Carnival has Camp Carnival, for ages 2-11, and Circle C, for ages 12-14 (Club O2 is also available, but none of my kids are old enough). So, we can drop the kids off, in the morning, and pick them up, in the evening. It's the best of both worlds (of course, we still have to pay for them).