A few questions as we plan a Carnival cruise with our 17-month-old toddler for the first time. We're planning on taking a 4-night Ensenada/Catalina Island cruise from San Diego on th Elation (EDITED W/MORE QUESTIONS):
-- How do you get from the airport to the harbor? Clearly we don't want to bring a carseat with us. Do you just take the tour bus and hold on to your child? Hire a car with a carseat?
-- We have a Bjorn travel crib. Should we bring that or use the cruise ship's crib? What kind of crib do they provide? Is it just a pack and play?
-- What activities are available for the under 2 set? Are we allowed to use the kids area/kids camp room if a parent is there to supervise? Is there a separate play space for toddlers? I know from reading this message board that we won't be able to swim, which is a huge disappointment as our daughter LOVES the water.
-- Do you bring your own kiddie utensils or does the ship offer them? (E.g., plastic plates so that she doesn't throw them on the floor and break them).
-- Do you bring your own milk or is there a ready supply of it on the ship? (Whole milk, preferably). Is there a mini fridge for us to keep a stash in our room, for emergencies?