I had done a lot of research on cruises that leave from Florida over the summer, and we finally settled on the Carnival Dream in August. There were two main reasons this cruise won; first, it left from Port Canaveral - yes, we drove 30 minutes and hopped on a cruise. Second, we got a fantastic deal on a balcony stateroom for being Florida residents.
We left Saturday, November 2, and returned November 9. It was an Eastern Caribbean and we stopped at Nassau, St Thomas, & St Martin.
Now that all the details are out of the way, I'll start the adventure!