Hi, I'm Dee and as you can guess from my name we have four children, currently 8,6,2 and 9 months and want to take a cruise in 2007 when our girls will be 10, 8, 4 and 2. I have narrowed it down to a Carnival cruise, because of the age group for kids club. But have not decided on actual destination as yet however that is narrowed down to western Caribean and Hawai'i. This will be our first overseas trip with the girls and our first cruise ever. I am very excited even though it is still a good 18 months away, lol. As you may know, or could imagine, having four children of varying age groups, you need to be very organised and flexible at the same time, lol. So I want a structured Holiday that will be fun for everyone ( Mostly myself, lol, I need a break) My question is for anyone who has travelled with four or more children. Sorry I have a few questons:
What kind of accommodation did you book,? (connecting, across the hall?)
How did you go onshore?, did you do the booked tours or go off by yourselves?
What was babysitting , if any, like?
Did you have to pre book the kids club days?, especially for the little ones.
Were the entertainment nights family friendly?
Was there a good variety of nice, yummy yet nutritious food at all meals?
We are coming from Australia and want to travel in April/May or Sept/Oct, do you think there will be many kids on board at these times? and finally for now, which destination do you recommend.