Wow, it feels SO GOOD to be posting here again! We were first time cruisers on the Valor in April '06 and are now contemplating a second cruise... with our daughter!
She will be 22 months when we plan on cruising in May '09 on the Victory. I'm looking for any advice on how to do this without having to tote along 40 extra bags for all the "stuff" she will need during those 8 or 9 days (we're most likely going to San Juan the day before). Has anyone used the cribs that Carnival advertises on their site? If you reserve one, are you GUARANTEED to get one? Are the rooms (interior or oceanview) big enough to accommodate the Carnival crib AND still leave us with enough room to walk around if we have to go to the bathroom during the night? Do the cribs fold away or is it better for us to bring a pack n play?
Do you recommend a lightweight stroller? I know most of our excursions will be coach bus or beach type things with her, but lugging a not quite 2 year old up and down the length of the ship kind of worries me.
Any advice you can give would help a lot!!!! I really want to make this cruise work and be able to book soon!
P.S. Has anyone been on the Victory recently? I'm worried that we'll be disappointed with the older/smaller ship since the Valor absolutely blew us away!
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
Carnival Valor April 2006
Contemplating a cruise wedding in 2010
bring any type of medication that you think will come in handy for your trip just in case she gets sick. bring around 20 ziplock baggies to take little snacks so you wont have to worry about food. bring enough sippy cups that you think she will need. take one of those fold up sun strollers they work best with small areas and can be easily stored in your room. i havent ever had anyone use the cribs from carnival. one of my coworkers just let their son sleep with them so i guess its completely up to you. if i think of anything else ill post it up. but other than that have a fun cruise!
__________________ Past Cruises
Commodor Enchanted Isle of Capri-06.97
Royal Caribbean Sovereign OTS-4.16.07
Carnival Fantasy 4.28.08
Carnival Fantasy 10.27.08
Norwegian Pearl 3.13.11
Carnival Elation 11.14.11