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Old 03-05-2010, 01:57 PM
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I feel a 4 day is just too short. You really only have 2 and a half days of real cruising time.

I would do the 5 day and the oceanview. With the 3 of you, you will most likely be out of the cabin most of the time anyway.

As far as ships go.. since it will be their first, it won't matter much to them as they have nothing to compare the ship against. Pick the ship for you....
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:50 AM
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I agree that a 4 day cruise is just too short. If at all possible, do the 5 day, and get the balcony.

With my kids, at bedtime, my hubby and I would put the kids down, and then the two of us would retire to the balcony. This allowed us some privacy, but kept us close by if we were needed.

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
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We have sailed twice with our kids and both of our kids are special needs. Our kids are Girl 9 and boy 12. Thank God for Camp Carnival.Our oldest just loved the place and the things to do, and as well not to mention the friends he made and still keeps in contact with a couple. Our youngest also loved it and couldn't wait to get there first thing in the morning. The staff are excellent and very well trained!! So take a chance and let the kids enjoy themselves as much as M&D will

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:44 PM
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If you can, take the kids on the new RCL Oasis....I just got back from a cruise on here and there is SO much today for the whole family....Ice Show, golf, boardwalk, Central park...it takes almost the whole week just to get around the entire ship....This was my 23rd cruise and have to say it was the BEST over all cruise I've been on...and it was because of the ship....Any of the Voyager class ships would be a nice alternative.....
Happy Sailing...

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