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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:03 PM
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I guess we are the exception. We cruised the Wonder in February out of San Pedro to see if we'd like it and maybe take the grandchildren. Unfortunately for us, it was Kids Cruise Free Week. we had none!

First let me say, it wasn't a bad cruise but just not for us. The embarkation was a breeze and we loved getting our sea pass picture taken then instead of getting on the ship. We felt kinda weird having our them announce our arrival but it was cute. The best part were the shows!! Fantastic!! They were so good, we sat closer than we normally do. We are not big gamblers but did miss the casino a little. We were the only ones at the adult games/trivia The Adult Only pool saved us from boredom and noise. The noise level in the dining rooms was very high even at late sitting. The TV only had Disney programs and Family TV programs, no CNN or even Law & Order reruns. With that many kids on board, we felt sorry for the parents in the long character lines; "not our turn yet" was heard over and over.

In summary, since we live a few miles from Disney & have annual passes, we decided it would be better to enjoy Disney and the Characters & Princesses at our leisure and take the family on a different cruise. We checked out the kids programs on the Oasis. They have a science lab, character activities and just as much fun. We asked one of the counselors how she liked her job and she said she loved it. Mind you, she was dressed up as a pirate and having a good time marching around at the time.

Any cruise is a good cruise but no Disney for us.
Teresa and Larry

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