Living here in Florida gives me access to a wide varity of reasonably priced cruise options. Many cruise lines operate out of Florida and I have cruised on several of them. There are some really good deals like 4 days in the Bahamas for $300. That covers both your room and board and the food is pretty good. But for my money, the best cruise is the Disney Cruise.
Yes, I have young children, but I would still prefer the Disney Cruise even if I didn’t. There are significant portions of the boat designated as adults only so it is pretty easy to get away from the kid scene. And the ships are amazing. Classically styled, clean, fun, and entertaining. The entertainment is top notch, and ranges from Broadway caliber stage productions to spectacular pirate parties complete with fireworks.
Also, Disney is the only cruise line that gets to stop at arguably the best destination in the Caribbean – Disney’s private island Castaway Cay. What a fun place. Beaches and snorkeling (no extra charge). And the island is considered an extension of the ship so all priveleges apply. The food is free on the island just like the on the ship. And the food is good. Mahi Mahi, ribs, burgers, the works. You can kind of tell where they are headed with the island. They just added a large waterslide and a splash park. I would be willing to bet that in a few years the island has a full-fledged water park like a mini Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.
About the only people I would recommend not cruising with Disney would be singles looking to hook-up. Most of the cruisers seem to be with someone else. People are out partying to the wee hours, but they already seem to have a date. For everyone else though, Disney Cruises tend to be a little more money, but you get what you pay for here. If you have kids there almost is no other choice. And if you don’t have kids you should still give this cruise some serious thought.