Title: carnival magic west carribean 7 day cruise
Preparation: If you don't have time for a lot of planning and needs a few days of pure relaxing. Then I suggest go to a cruise while you are in Houston so you don't need to fly to a coastal city. you can book the port activities after you get on cruise since the tv in your room will help by showing the activities of each selection. I think it was a little cheaper while booking on cruise, or maybe the same price when you book on the cruise website.
General opinion: it stopped at islands in three countries, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Montego bay. We chosed the day on beach in Cozumel, sail and stingray city sandbar at Grand cayman, Ocho Rio and Dums River fall with lunch in Jamaica. We like the one day trip in Jamaica best since the 8 hr trip gave us chances to see the city and scenes on bus, and to get to know the culture, taste the famous local foods and to walk up the fall. Next time I will choose such long hour culture related scenic tour. Make sure you book from cruise for long hour activities to make sure the cruise is waiting once you get back late. Magic is newest model for Carnival and the dinner is not formal, so actually no need to pack dress suits. It is kind of boring sometimes for me since there is no internet/wifi. My kids were busy all the time and they enjoyed playing basketball, soccer... at the top level. and they can also stay in the their age group, kind of day and night care. Dinner menu and buffet changes everyday.