No offense taken at all, and I hope that my post didn't appear that way. I can certainly understand why it would appear that taking a small child on a cruise would be a drag. However, it is also very rewarding. Thinking back to our cruise in October, most of my fondest memories are of seeing our little guy experience now things and places for the first time. It was very exciting.
On a different note, can I say that I really enjoy this board? I regularly visit two other Carnival boards, and the posters here are always so reasonable! It's a refreshing change from what goes on elsewhere! Happy cruising, Rick!