Living near a port I can jump on a ship any time to do the Same old,  Same old for a quick get away.   For me this is Baja and Mexican Riviera (to bad it is not as safe as it used to be in that area,  I was on the ship in 02-2011 where 2 people got shot next to it in Mazatlan port,  I know the sound of gun fire and went below decks).  

I tend to start with itinerary, then ship and price.

How do you pick your Cruise ?