Howdy.. Okay, I am a single Mom of 2 young daughters.. I am going to take a cruise next summer... My girls will be 4 1/2 and 9 1/2 by then.... I am very tossed over 2 choices... I LOVE NY, and there is a 5 night cruise on Carnival I can get for only $1500 for all 3 of us ($300 per night) and if we go on that one, I'd fly in 2 days early and see the NY sights and go to a Broadway play (lion king) with the gilrs, prior to the cruise.. The cruise goes to Canada, been to both destinations and could care less about Canada LOL But the cruise is the vacation, the destination is just a bonus... OR, there is an Alaska cruise for 7 nights all of us can go on for $2100 (also $300 per night). I have always wanted to do an Alaska cruise... So it's about the same money, would probably spend more on the NY one, considering my hotel in NY is a $450 bucks.. The NY cruise is on Carnival The Alaska Crusie is on Norwegian So.. Who's been to both places?? Opinions on which is more kid/ single Mom friendly? + and -'s Carnival is 185 sq ft rooms and it's kids club offers sitting till 3am However, the flights for me to get to NY for the carnival cruise is very much a pain in my heiney Norwegian room is only 133/145 sq ft kids club only open till 1am Flying for me is a breese and wouldn't have to stay in one night ahead... Any opinions on both destinations, being kid friendly or not, quality of either ships or service by both Carnival or Norweigan... which is better etc.. Will be my 2nd cruise, but I have never sailed on either of these 2 lines.. THANKS!