Hi! So we're looking at/pre-planning on taking our first DCL cruise in August/Sept of 2013 for our 5 year anniversary. I can plan a WDW trip in my sleep but know NOTHING about the cruise line/planning/dining/best times etc. So, let's jump right in, right? I have a few kick off questions that would get me started, thank you so much in advance First, some info...it will either be JUST DH+me, or DH+me, our then 3-year old daughter and then 8 month old daughter. We'd ideally like to leave from PC but are in PA currently so maybe NY? I have no idea as far as what ships leave when from where. I think we'd like to sail on one of the newer ships, but again, nothing is set in stone yet. Here are my questions: 1. Would you attempt a cruise with kiddos that age (specifically the 8 month old)? We took DD1 to WDW before she was a year old so we're not afraid of that but just wanted to know if cruising is totally different. 2. Is there a better or worse time to sail in August/September? Budget is a top priority so cheaper is better 3. Is there a guidebook I can buy to get me started planning? 4. If it is just DH+I, is one ship better for adults vs families? Thanks!