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Old September 25th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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My wife, son (12 years old), and I have been on two (1 Eastern Caribbean & 1 Western Caribbean) 7-night Disney cruises the last 2 years. We loved them both very much but are thinking about trying a different cruise line with different destinations. We loved Disney so much and are worried that we'll be disappointed with anything else. Any suggestions on what else we might like?
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I'd look into one of the Royal Caribbean ship. They offer great family cruising with lots of activities for kids/families. Either a "Voyager" class or the new "Freedom" class ships are wonderful. They have one in every part of the Caribbean.

Just returned from Freedom of the Seas last week and I absolutely loved the ship, so much to do, almost difficult doing everything in just a week.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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I was going to suggest the same thing as Donna. RCI has a great youth/teen program -- your 12 year old will be with a pre-teen group of 12 to 14 year olds rather than younger kids (10 to 12 year olds) on Disney, which he may enjoy.

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totally agree with the other ladies, Royal Caribbean would be a great choice. Either the Voyager Class or Freedom Class ships.
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Also, if you liked Disney so much, you do know that Disney is cruising the MEd this summer? Your child is a good age for getting a lot of of a European cruise....
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