Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Family Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

Family Cruising Discuss family cruising - kids programs, babysitting, infant care, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 21st, 2007, 06:33 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8
Default 1st Time Family Cruiser

Would like to take a family cruise this summer with my children ages 5,9 & 10, but I haven't decided which cruise line to use Carnival or Disney.

Although I have read many of the reviews on this board as well as message board topics I am still undecided so I thought I would ask a few questions.

Which cruise line is better to cruise on with children Disney or Carnival?

Which Carnival ships are the best?

Which rooms are better to fit 4-5 people in?

What are the hidden cost aboard the cruise ships besides drinks and spa facilities?

When choosing a room (oceanview preferably) and category how do you know which ones are the best?

How can you make sure to get a room that does not have an obstructed view?

Which deck is the best to have your room on?

Does Disney have adult activities during the day and how long are the children programs onboard both the Disney and Carnival ships?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 21st, 2007, 09:43 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,261
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

Hi Queen,
I would check into some different cruises for both Carnival and Disney....You can most likely cruise with Carnival for almost half what a Disney cruise would be, which always seem to have great reviews. While the CArnival ships and kids programs are great, so are Royal Caribbean's.

YOu may want to go into the "first cruisers" section here and do some research:

First time cruisers

Do let us know what ship and cruiseline you decide on, its half the fun planning a family cruise.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 21st, 2007, 11:08 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks I have read numerouos topics on the message boards here as well as the reviews, but still am a little lost on which one to pick. I probably will pick Carnival due to the lower prices, but which Carnival ship is the best when cruising to the Bahamas?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:57 AM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 516
Default

Note that the shorter Carmival cruises, such as to the Bahamas that you mentioned, tend to be more 20 and 30-somethings partying. While Carnival always has lots of families on board, it will be a different atmosphere than Disney's on the short cruises.

Best,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 29th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks. I went ahead and booked with Disney for the August cruise.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 516
Default

Your family will love it!
Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cruiser, family, makes, time

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experienced Cruiser, 1st Time Disney Cruiser Dancyalien Disney 11 March 6th, 2008 09:20 PM
1ST TIME CRUISER DENISE CARNICK All Other Cruise Lines 0 January 19th, 2005 07:52 PM
1st time cruiser clnscheffer Caribbean & Panama Canal 6 January 28th, 2004 11:48 AM
1st time cruiser Keith Royal Caribbean International 2 February 6th, 2002 11:19 PM
1st time cruiser christopher cox Carnival Cruise Lines 3 September 24th, 2001 10:05 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1