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Old 11-18-2009, 11:11 AM
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Planning on taking a Caribbean cruise with my kids ages 8,10 & 12 in february. I haven't booked anything yet. Anybody with any tips or suggestions?
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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Our kids love Royal Caribbean -- just about any of the newer ships. Lots to do onboard and they have the best kids program. Where do you want to go?

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:07 PM
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Thanks so much for your reply. We are looking at the eastern Caribbean. We have been thinking about Royal Caribbeans cruise departing on Feb 20, I believe its called Independance of the Seas. Were your accomodations a suite? Were not sure wheather to book a suite or a balcony room for my husband and I and an inside room across the hall for the kids, we have 3 kids.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:24 PM
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Hi Mcrainy,

We've done both a suite and connecting cabins on Royal. We enjoyed the suite for the room, but missed the privacy. Have you looked at some of the family suites? They might be a good option for you. Another thought if you can swing it -- a suite with a connecting balcony. We did this on another line and it was terrific. We had the privacy we wanted with two cabins but enough room to congregate as a family. We've done two cabins before and it always felt cramped to me when hanging out. Sometimes they'll let you connect the balconies too which is nice.

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:49 AM
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RCCL Oasis of the Seas has even more for kids than any of the prior ships especially slightly older kids. RCCL by many who have done both it and Disney wins over families because of the ability for the kids to do things without the lines they otherwise experience on DCL. That said kids do love both lines.

DD has been on RCCL and CCL. She loves RCCL and does not want to go on CCL again. Of course she liked being in the Grand Suite where there was a lot more room in the cabin etc...even a D1 with a pull out couch that gives here a bed on the floor instead of a pullman.

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I happen to be partial to Disney, but, the price can be a shocker if you have a large family and need to book more than one cabin.

Have you already gone? You post was quite old.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:17 PM
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Hi Cheryl thanks for your reply to my msg. We returned from out trip on Feb 28th. We stayed at a Disney resort for 5 days then cruised with the Royal Caribbean (eastern Caribbean for 8 nights). Disney World was crazy busy but I absolutely loved the cruise. Cant wait to go again!!! We ended up in a balcony state room with the kids directly across from us in a interior room. It worked out great.
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So Glad you had fun! I love the Eastern Carribean! Yeah,
Disney is alwasy so busy, but, still fun. Did you happen to go to Universal?
My Kids keep seeing the Harry Potter commercials for the new attraction and are interested in going. I also have a 6,8,10 and 12 YO!
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Yeah, Disney is indeed a place where you along with your whole family can have plenty of fun even-though it is crowded most of the time. I generally opt for some quite place for the vacations but when the kids are along then there is not better place to opt for than Disney. Glad, you all had a blast at Disney. I believe that Disney has its own world and that's what the kids love about it.
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We did RCCL last year on the Freedom of the Seas, Eastern Carribean with our 6 and 8 year olds. We had the time of our lives and would do it again in a heartbeat! Our cousins did Disney a week later and I think they would have preferred Royal to Disney!
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