Hi Big Joe.....our group of 4 are going on this cruise as well. If you like you can join the Explorer of the Seas January 15 cruise thread on the Cruise Critic website. If you have trouble finding it let me know. Where are you from?
Sounds like a nice family group. I will be traveling with my husband, son and sister.
Regarding the CC site, you only need your id numbers to register for the M&M....to chat on that site you just have register with a username and password that you make up....just follow the prompts but if you need any help let me know. Hey only 46 days to go....but who's counting, right?
Go to the bottom of the page and click on "post reply". You should get a window asking for your user name and password....press "login". You should then get a window which says "post reply". Just start typing your message that then press "post reply". Let me know how it works. Good luck!!