P&O have family savers on some cruises and the kids clubs are great. Oceana and Ventura would be a great ship for you. P&O 2009 cruises are not on sail yet but some 09 cruises are with other cruise lines. You can book when they come on sale but if you wait till next year P&O may give you onboard credit. It is sometimes cheaper to book with a travel agent. Think I’ve covered everything. P.S I think Oceana is the best ship P&O have.
Most of the main cruise companies are lunching their 2009 brochures at the moment. I doubt you would want to make a late booking doing it early gives you the best option. Do you just want n inside; outside; outside with a balcony and suites are all avaible depends on your price range. Most ships cater for kids so you can do what you want whilst your soon is well looked after. There are nearly 300 cruise ships so the world is your oyster. do you just want a european cruise or fut=rther a field, sy the caribbean. Having not cruised before a 4/7 day cruise with a land based hotel stay might be safer just in case you might find sea sickness a problem. If you did opt for this the land based hotel followed by the cruise would be the best way to go otherwise you might find the time spent in the hotel a bit dull after an enjoyable cruise.
Cheap end of the market with Thomson, but most of have been with them have enjoed it. As you have not cruised before you have no real expectations. The more pricey end is with Cunard; Celebrity. Most cruise ships also do get togethers for honeymooners. The variety of choice is so great you need to pick up some brochures and try and tie down what you really want .
Our first cruise was on the Oceana - the homeward bound cruise from the Caribbean - and we loved it. The ship is just what you imagine a luxurious ship should be like. The staff were tremendous, the food great ( you must do the Promenade walk every day to keep off those extra pounds though !). We were never bothered by kids as they were always kept occupied and it really was an excellent way to introduce ourselves to cruising. Having been on the Arcadia we still prefer the Oceana and intend to book another cruise on her soon. Good luck .
P&O have some excellent ships, Ventura, Oceana, Aurora & Oriana all have Childrens facilities.
I have seen a preview brochure and infants are free, children under 16 go for a reduced fare, sharing your cabin of course. You really are best contacting one of the cruise agencies, and talking to them, nearly all give a better deal than booking direct with P&O, plus if you book early you have a greater chance of getting the cabin grade/location that would suit you.