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Forum: Family Cruising January 11th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Views: 1,210
Posted By lfgaynor
Inclement weather: kids climbing the walls?

So many of us in the States have been experiencing tough winter weather this season. When it's bitter cold and there's tons of snow on the ground, kids start to climb the walls from being inside so...
Forum: Family Cruising January 7th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By lfgaynor
My vote goes to the Western Caribbean and not...

My vote goes to the Western Caribbean and not Bahamas. There is not a lot to do in the Bahamas and there aren't many great beaches near Nassau. And since you have a teenager, you definitely want an...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii January 5th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,432
Posted By lfgaynor
We've got plenty of ideas on shore excursions for...

We've got plenty of ideas on shore excursions for families to do with their kids/tweens/teens. Many of these can be done independently so that you can keep costs down. Here are details: Family...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 28th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By lfgaynor
The probem of mobility/navigation in San Juan...

The probem of mobility/navigation in San Juan also applies to families with little ones in strollers. Check out this article to give you more practical advice regarding suggestions re navigating San...
Forum: Tipping December 26th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,734
Posted By lfgaynor
On behalf of the person who first posted this...

On behalf of the person who first posted this question innocently, I think it's a valid question. The majority here feel a full tip is needed for your infant but I still can see why this question was...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 22nd, 2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By lfgaynor
What to do with kids in Caribbean ports?

Once you're booked your Caribbean cruise, check out this article:

Family Cruises; CruiseMates Guide (http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/family/Caribbean-family-cruise-122109.cfm)

It'll help...
Forum: Family Cruising December 20th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By lfgaynor
If anyone is going on a holiday cruise this...

If anyone is going on a holiday cruise this coming week, please let us know how you and your kids like being at sea for Christmas and/or New Years!

smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey
Family Cruise...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing December 17th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Views: 15,651
Posted By lfgaynor
Now I'm going to put this in another...

Now I'm going to put this in another direction...dressy night for kids?

I've found that little kids -- especially boys -- can dress down a lot. My 8 y.o. has cruised lots and he usually wears...
Forum: Family Cruising December 15th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By lfgaynor
Here's an article that will give you more details...

Here's an article that will give you more details about cruising with little ones under the age of two. SHould be helpful:
At Sea with Kids Under Three; Cruisemates Family Cruising...
Forum: Family Cruising December 11th, 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By lfgaynor
Alas, it is a problem. Many folks do bring little...

Alas, it is a problem. Many folks do bring little blow up pools just so their little one has a spot to splash around in out on deck. THere are only a few cruise lines which allow kids in diapers in...
Forum: Family Cruising November 30th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,013
Posted By lfgaynor
Oasis or Dream?

Just wondering if any families are booked aboard the two biggest new ships in the fleet! If so, tell us what your kids and teens liked or didn't like on either of these ships.

smooth sailing,...
Forum: Family Cruising November 19th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By lfgaynor
As I mentioned, I've cruised/traveled 100s of...

As I mentioned, I've cruised/traveled 100s of times without a problem. However I was questioned recently for the paperwork and would have been pretty upset if I was not allowed to cruise b/c of...
Forum: Family Cruising November 7th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By lfgaynor
Since you are going on Carnival, pls. be aware...

Since you are going on Carnival, pls. be aware that they offer group babysitting for your toddler on port mornings as well as after 10 p.m. nightly. You pay an hourly fee and bring diapers for your...
Forum: Family Cruising November 1st, 2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By lfgaynor
It'd be helpful to know which cruise line you are...

It'd be helpful to know which cruise line you are going on/which ship b/c Carnival and RCI for example have some activities/babysitting for 17 month olds but it varies per line.

Smooth sailing,...
Forum: Family Cruising November 1st, 2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,806
Posted By lfgaynor
Yes, when cruising with a little one, you should...

Yes, when cruising with a little one, you should keep in mind that you can't always do what you want to do when you want to do it. However, that's the case when you are home too. Just make sure you...
Forum: Family Cruising November 1st, 2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By lfgaynor
Really, let her know that she should check out...

Really, let her know that she should check out the teen message boards here. My daughter Alex is one of the teen moderators -- it's a good spot for them to learn more about the cruise line they're...
Forum: Family Cruising October 21st, 2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,806
Posted By lfgaynor
Please let us know what you did and how it worked...

Please let us know what you did and how it worked out!

Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey
Forum: Family Cruising October 21st, 2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By lfgaynor
Just keep in mind that with the big stroller,...

Just keep in mind that with the big stroller, it's going to take up a fair amount of space in your cabin, which will already be tight with the crib/pack 'n play. (I assumedy you pre-ordered one,...
Forum: Family Cruising October 21st, 2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By lfgaynor
There traditionally are less kids on the cruises...

There traditionally are less kids on the cruises between Thanksgiving and Christmas since the lion's share are on Thanksgiving week and also between Christmas and New Years.

However you picked...
Forum: Family Cruising October 6th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By lfgaynor
This is difficult to answer b/c I've had personal...

This is difficult to answer b/c I've had personal experience both ways.

For years, I've cruised with my children without their father and always carried a signed, notarized letter from their...
Forum: Family Cruising September 22nd, 2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By lfgaynor
Anyone booked for Oasis of the Seas?

The "WOW" ship of the year will be here sooner than you know it!

Anyone booked on the ship/ The ziplining above the ship sounds incredible as do many of the ship's other bells and whistles! So...
Forum: Family Cruising September 10th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,446
Posted By lfgaynor
Well, the Legend is bigger than Inspiration but...

Well, the Legend is bigger than Inspiration but not super huge. (Inspiration is 70,000 tons w/2,050 passengers and Legend is 88,500 tons with 2,124 passengers.) Since I haven't been on it, I can't...
Forum: Family Cruising August 31st, 2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By lfgaynor
I second that -- RCI has a great youth and teen...

I second that -- RCI has a great youth and teen program, as well as toddler activities too.

HOW WERE THE PORTS IN REGARDS TO FAMILY FRIENDLINESS? WHAT DID YOU DO ON THE MEXICAN RIVIERA?

Thanks,...
Forum: Family Cruising August 31st, 2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By lfgaynor
Camp Carnival Update

I just got off the Carnival Triumph with my 8 year old son, 18 year old daughter and her teen friend. We had a great time crusing 5 days to Canada.

I'll be posting a full article on the family...
Forum: Family Cruising August 31st, 2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By lfgaynor
Thanks for the details on cruising with your...

Thanks for the details on cruising with your grandchild.

You'll have to call Carnival to get specifics on the crib size. They vary per line; however most do use a pack 'n play which are fairly...
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