Our family is considering a DCL cruise in 2013. Here is our situation Family of Four -Husband, Wife and two daughters (11, 13) -4 or 5 visits to WDW plus one trip to DL as a family -One cruise to Alaska on Holland America Considerations -We don't want to take our kids out of school, so we are looking at Spring Break (week of March 25th), summer, or the week of Thanksgiving 2013. -We want a cabin with a window or a deck. Single cabin for us to share. Not interested in the virtual portal. -With Colorado being in the middle of the US, we could sail out of FL, TX or CA. The flights are similiar cost/length. -Not interested in Alaska since we already did a cruise there (it was beautiful) -Interested in the on board shows (which ships have the best?). -Interested in Castaway Key but not mandatory -Less interested in shore excursions. -Interested in a cruise that is around a week long (not interested in a 3/4 night) -Husband has been known to get sea sick, so we would prefer smooth sailing as much as possible. Questions -Recommended itineraries? -Any season we should avoid based on our above mentioned availability -Should we try and get on one of the newer/larger ships? Does it really matter since we have never been on a DCL anyways? -We would like to get our best value? Any time of year? Port? we should look at to get the best price. Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions.