Originally Posted by Florida Girl
I'm a single Mom now and my son (6) and I travel frequently. I like to call him my "wing man". 8)
My suggestions are these: Get plently of rest, get plenty of fuel and hydrate regularly. A child will WEAR YOUR BUTT OUT on a cruise ship! There is so much fun to have and they will certainly have it. I wouldn't plan keeping too much of a rigid schedule, keep it lite and fun. Don't bore your kids with formal dinners, either. Probably won't like the food anyways...
Only other thing I see happen too frequently, if youre gonna drink, DO IT IN MODERATION. Nothing worse that seeing some drunk Mom or Dad with thier poor kids having to suffer through such irresponsibility. Save the swashbuckling for Cougar Cruises....that's what I do.
This was a good post, very helpful. I'm thinking about bringing my daughter on a cruise... She's 4yrs old now and was thinking maybe her first time should be next summer when she's 5yrs old.