Hello all! It's been a long time since I've browsed around here, but I have a topic I'd like input on: cruises. I'm trying to plan a cruise with my children for after my daughters graduate HS in May '12. They will be 18 and my son will be 11. I've looked around and even though it would make much more sense financially to depart from Galveston since we live in Oklahoma, the sailing we've fallen in love with departs from Ft. Lauderdale. It's on the new Allure of the Seas, and we chose it primarily because of the Dreamworks deal, Chicago musical, carousel and the Cupcake bakery. (Those are everyone in the family's most anticipated points of interest!)
Basically, I would like to hear from anyone who wants to share their cruise experience, but especially anyone who has cruised either on this ship, with this line, or with kids who were stuck in the dreaded "over 18 but under 21" category.
Also, what is everybody's favorite source for 1) super-cheap airfare. (Looking at DFW to Ft. Lauderdale) and 2) excellent travel agency?