We are booked for Thanksgiving 2014 out of Port Canaveral. Ports include: St. Maarten, Castaway & San Juan. We are in a category 8d for $4900 ($400 onboard credits) since we took advantage of onboard booking. I am considering changing to Alaska. We would not be able to afford a verandah. We would be in a category 9C over July 4th 2014 for about $5200 ($450 onboard credits). I love the beach and my husband loves Alaska. My kids love swimming in the pool, but I worry it might be too cold or rainy for them. Would you switch or stay? Either way we are going on a disney cruise and our kids are excited. We just got off the magic 6 days ago and I am having trouble waiting until our next vacation FYI: my kids will be 5 and 6 at the time of sailing to Alaska.