6. Ages of people in your travel party
Do you have a lot of older members in your family, a healthy mix of young and young at heart or mostly younger kids? This can help determine which might be a better vacation for you. While the parks and the cruises both have a ton to offer to all ages in your party, you may feel more comfortable one way or the other. The cruises do have kids and teen club areas, so you can easily drop them off and know exactly where they are at all times. However, the parks have plenty of attractions and shows to keep your family entertained all day long.