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Old September 24th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Hi everyone! This is my first time here, and my first cruise! I have a little ways to go for my cruise, but i was hoping everyone could help me. We will be traveling with a large party (10 or so) My 2 small children (2 and 5 when we go) will accompany us. We will be traveling on the Destiny ( that's what my mom said shes hoping to get) Any and all advice, tips, warnings....whatever, lay them on me!! I am CLUELESS!!!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 05:25 PM
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Welcome to CruiseMates and congratulations on your upcoming cruise!

Read, read, read, the boards! Read the reviews on the Destiny. As you read, specific questions will come to mind. When they do, post the questions here and someone will always have an answer!

What itinerary are you sailing? Do you have ideas for shore excursions? We have taken our 3 year old grandaughter on the last 2 cruises we have taken. She absolutely loves to cruise!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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Glad you found us and we are ready to help you. Camp Carnival is a good place to start your research...go onlone and see if thiis something you would like to participate in...Yes or not, your kids will have a ball onboard.

Figure out if you want early or late dinner, and plan around this for happy kids in the dining room..BTW, I have never experienced cranky kids in the DR any of my cruises.

Once the ship and itinerary havwe been decided upon, google the islands to get the lay of the land. Check your excursion options, and start dreaming....Once you get booked and you know where you are going we will throw tons more info at you:):):) yayayayaya for you!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Wish I was there to see the look on your kids faces when they see "THE BOAT".
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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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I was on Destiny for my first cruise. I absolutely loved it. Ask away about the ship. The destinations have changed somewhat..
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:45 PM
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First of all, congratulations on booking your 1st cruise! Do you have any specific questions or concerns? Ask away, if we know what you want/need, we're better able to help you!

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