The excursion we booked in Cozumel was actually done through Carnival. So I guess that wont be an issue leaving her there. We are in Cozumel until 10 pm. So I am going to try to talk her into getting off the ship. If I can then I will take the 14 yr old swimming then go back and pick up the 9 year old.
And yes the news sensationalizes everything. And with her disorder everything causes extreme anxiety in her. That is partially one of the reasons we have never booked a cruise before. But last year we took the kids to visit family in San Francisco. And she did pretty decent (after about 2 months of prep work on my part, lol) So I am praying this goes as smoothly.
Our ship leaves at 4pm. So would you recommend getting there between 1 and 1:30? With two special needs kids I want to make this as easy as possible for them.