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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Default Advice: Carnival Glory or RCCL Mariner w/ 7 month old

Hello Everyone,
Great message boards here...learning a lot.

We are looking to cruise out of Port Canaveral in March of 2007 with our newborn who will be 8 months old in March. We went on the Glory in 2004 w/out child and had a great time.

So now trying to decide between the Glory and the Mariner. This will be for an Easter Caribbean cruise. Both around around the same price.

Any thoughts?

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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Either ship is good for infants. Here's what each offers for babies:

*Carnival has group babysitting in the youth room a few mornings when the ship is in port and evenings after 10 p.m.

* RCCL has private babysitting but it's for those over one year old. However, they offer Aqua Babies which is a daily 45 minute interactive program offered by Fisher Price aboard RCCL ships. A parent has to be with the baby during that time.

Let me know what you decide.

Smooth Sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor
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Old October 25th, 2006, 07:31 PM
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Default re: Advice: Carnival Glory or RCCL Mariner w/ 7 month old

Thank You.
We have decided on the Carnival Glory. Now looking at cabins...going to post a question in the Carnival Forum.

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