Anyone can go cruising--families with toddlers in tow and honeymooners are all welcome. However, some cruise lines may be more suitable for you (and your budget) than others. For example, Carnival is great for family vacations, while Silversea is great for wedding anniversaries.
Where to Cruise
Cruise ships travel all over the world, but popular destinations include Mexico, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Alaska.
What to Budget
While every cruise package is different, but you'll typically pay one all-inclusive rate in addition to on-board add-ons (alcoholic beverages and massages, for instance). The cost of a cruise can range anywhere from $500 to $3,000 and more a week per person.
What to Pack
Before packing, make sure to read a guide for your particular cruise ship/destination. Bundle up if you're cruising Alaska, and get comfy with that bathing suit if you're cruising the Caribbean. Keep in mind that many cruise ships have a dress code, so you may or may not need to bring dressy attire. Finally, most cruise ships require documents of identification, like drivers' licenses and passports, to board.
You may have to drive or fly to your departure city. Make sure to consider the cost of transportation when you're budgeting.