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Forum: Family Cruising May 22nd, 2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By alison1170
Not to burst your bubble, but a lot can change...

Not to burst your bubble, but a lot can change between 7 and 19 mos. Once our son (and now daughter) became mobile (crawling/walking) sitting still for any length of time went out the window. Weve...
Forum: Family Cruising May 9th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By alison1170
Weve been on RCLs Enchantment, Navigator, Mariner...

Weve been on RCLs Enchantment, Navigator, Mariner and Brilliance. Each time we had a balcony cabin with a pull out couch. On Brilliance, we also had a pullman bed. On the first three, to save...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal May 1st, 2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By alison1170
The problem with having a car or electric cart is...

The problem with having a car or electric cart is parking. It can be very difficult and expensive to park in Key West, and even then you will still have to walk around. It all depends on when you...
Forum: Family Cruising May 1st, 2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By alison1170
Both of our kids (6 mos and 3 yrs) were free on...

Both of our kids (6 mos and 3 yrs) were free on excursions. However, there were age limits. On one (De Palm Island snorkel in Aruba) I contacted the operator and was told it wouldnt be a problem to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 1st, 2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By alison1170
I used to work as a scuba instructor down in the...

I used to work as a scuba instructor down in the FL Keys. Many of our clients had done the pool and course work at home, then came to us for their checkout dives while vacationing. Now we did do a...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 11th, 2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,955
Posted By alison1170
Ive done both a full and partial transit, both...

Ive done both a full and partial transit, both during the holidays. Both times it was sunny, hot, and humid. I dont recall any rain, but if so, it was a typical quick shower.

As for...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 7th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By alison1170
My family skated on both Navigator and Mariner (I...

My family skated on both Navigator and Mariner (I sat out on Mariner since I was pregnant). As others have said, the rink is small, but skatable. We used their skates (no charge, just need socks...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 31st, 2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By alison1170
I live in SC and visit Charleston often. Its a...

I live in SC and visit Charleston often. Its a great place. There is so much to do for everyone. For history buffs, you can head over to Patriots Point to tour some old WWII ships including an...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 31st, 2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By alison1170
For your situation, the Conch Train would be best...

For your situation, the Conch Train would be best (or the other one-one of them lets you get on and off at different points which would be good for shopping as Duval is a long street). Its maybe a...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 31st, 2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By alison1170
It depends on what you want. If you want beaches...

It depends on what you want. If you want beaches and lounging, then go with the southern. If you want some history and touring, then go with Panama.

We just an 11 night on RCI Brilliance to...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 31st, 2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By alison1170
Im not sure if thats where we went, but if so it...

Im not sure if thats where we went, but if so it was nice compared to other places Ive been in the past. The area was just down the street from the pier. There was an armed (large gun) guard at the...
Forum: Family Cruising March 31st, 2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By alison1170
My son just participated the first time in...

My son just participated the first time in Adventure Ocean over the holidays. He was a month short of 4 and loved it. For him it was like being in preschool every day. I was never worried about...
Forum: Family Cruising March 27th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By alison1170
We have passports for our kids-got them right...

We have passports for our kids-got them right after they were born. You will need them soon to travel so keep that in mind. If you need a photo id, some have gone to their DMV and gotten a state id...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 25th, 2006, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,330
Posted By alison1170
My dad just did an Antarctica cruise (Russian ice...

My dad just did an Antarctica cruise (Russian ice breaker though). He had a wonderful trip and prefers doing stuff like that over cruising as its less commercial. They were transporting crew...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 25th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By alison1170
Cruiseme-based on what youre saying, it sounds...

Cruiseme-based on what youre saying, it sounds like the full cert. If youre paying a couple $100s, in a classroom for a few days (lots of hours) and in the pool several times, then its full cert. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 23rd, 2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,027
Posted By alison1170
Atlantis is on Paradise Island, not its own...

Atlantis is on Paradise Island, not its own island as there are several other resorts, hotels, and other businesses there.

Youre right about the service being terrible. For the most part, the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 23rd, 2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By alison1170
Mike- Im surprised they were allowed to go...

Mike-

Im surprised they were allowed to go to 87 ft with their certification level/inexperience. If I recall (and maybe its changed) as an Open Water Diver you were supposed to stay under 60 ft. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 23rd, 2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By alison1170
I used to be a PADI instructor (Alum status for...

I used to be a PADI instructor (Alum status for several years now). There are two types of certs-one is the full cert and the other is a Discover Scuba cert which is good for the duration of your...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 21st, 2006, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By alison1170
Go with the balcony. We love sitting out there...

Go with the balcony. We love sitting out there watching the action (people coming and going, docking procedures, dolphins jumping, storms rolling in over the city or at sea, hearing the waves at...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 19th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,027
Posted By alison1170
Yes you have to pay to see the Dig. They have...

Yes you have to pay to see the Dig. They have security standing at the entrance to it, and within to check for wristbands. If you dont have the daily on site guest band, or a tour band you wont get...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 16th, 2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By alison1170
We normally go over New Years but did a 11 day...

We normally go over New Years but did a 11 day Christmas/New Years cruise to the Panama Canal this year. I didnt see as many kids on this trip but it was a smaller ship and a longer cruise. Many...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 16th, 2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By alison1170
The waters will be chilly then. I waded in the...

The waters will be chilly then. I waded in the water at Atlantis (Nassau) in Feb and I wouldnt go in any further. Even the pool were ice cold since they were not heated. Now if youre from way up...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 16th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,027
Posted By alison1170
Nothing about Atlantis is cheap. Weve stayed...

Nothing about Atlantis is cheap. Weve stayed there twice (anniversary present fom my parents, and reward for top sales by hubby). Its an impressive place though. You can tour the inside casino,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 16th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By alison1170
On all the ships Ive been on theyve been standard...

On all the ships Ive been on theyve been standard US outlets. However, you will want to bring a power strip since the last 4 Ive been on only had one outlet. If youre like me and have a lot of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 14th, 2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By alison1170
We just had our 6 mos old (and ~4 yr old) on...

We just had our 6 mos old (and ~4 yr old) on Brilliance over Christmas and New Years. The ~4 yr old has been cruising over New Years since he was 11 mos.

RCI will only do in cabin babysitting...
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