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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:11 PM's Avatar is online now
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About the milk, not a problem. As with the usual drinks; milk, tea (hot & cold), juices, water, etc. are free and available during meals in the dining room or anytime in the buffet area.

As for Cozumel, you won't encounter any problems there. We've spent probably 2 months there over the last 10 years, with all the cruises. We even stayed there twice for a week each time.

But that's what I hate about the press - they tend to blow everything out of proportion and make people afraid of everything. The violence is in some of the border towns and a few places on the western coast. In Cancun, Cozumel, and many other tourist resorts, there are no problems. It would be tantamount to people in Europe seeing there were crimes in LA and deciding not to come to the US at all.

As for whether your daughter can stay onboard while you get off the ship, I'll tell you their "official" policy on the matter. You can leave her in Camp Carnival while you go on a Carnival shore excursion. This way should something happen, they know how to get in touch with the tour operator. If you're not on a Carnival shore excursion, they say they have no way of getting in touch with you.

Now, with that said, once you get onboard, I would go talk to them and let them know you can provide all the information they need; where you'll be going, the telephone number of the place, your cell phone number, etc. They may (or may not) be able to accommodate you.

Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/13 yrs exp and 48 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!