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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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We are going on DCL with a 3yo and 10 month old and wondering about excursions with young children. Does anyone have advice on these?

We are considering the following: (or none and just finding a beach)
St Maarten -
Sea World Explorer - semi sub and Grand Case
Sea world explorer and Marigot shops
Island/Butterfly farm

St Thomas
Coral world land/sea
Coral world ocean/island drive
Magens bay beach break
Sky ride to paradise point

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Old November 8th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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I would suggest butterfly farm and Coral World. Even infants can be amazed by lots and lots of butterflies. And, from a selfish point of view, I can't even imagine being in a sub with a young infant. One cry would echo and reverberate! I love kids, but not there, please. Plus, I don't think an infant's eyes can possibly focus well enough to see anything from the sub. Coral WOrld puts you much closer to the fishies, etc.
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i totally agree with Marty- the butterflies are fasinating for all ages.
Coral World is also very interesting, and at Coral World- Coki Beach is basically next door and that a very family friendly beach.
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My kids have always loved boat trips from the time they were very young.. Here is a great catamaran trip that is free for children 5 and under St thomas Catamaran Trip
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St. Maarten - Butterfly farm. Kiddos that age love these critters.
St. Thomas - Coral World. Start preping the kiddos with fish books, pet shop and aquarium visits. 8)


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We are going on DCL with a 3yo and 10 month old and wondering about excursions with young children. Does anyone have advice on these?

We are considering the following: (or none and just finding a beach)
St Maarten -
Sea World Explorer - semi sub and Grand Case
Sea world explorer and Marigot shops
Island/Butterfly farm

St Thomas
Coral world land/sea
Coral world ocean/island drive
Magens bay beach break
Sky ride to paradise point

Thanks!!
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CANADA, PLEASE TELL ME HOW THE CRUISE GOES WITH THE 10 MONTH OLD.. I WILL BE TAKING A 19 MONTH OLD NEXT APRIL.. HAVE TAKEN MY CHILDREN BEFORE BUT NOT AT THIS AGE..

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Have taken mine around at 12mos with no problem, but might be a different story if you are taking multiple kiddos.

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CANADA, PLEASE TELL ME HOW THE CRUISE GOES WITH THE 10 MONTH OLD.. I WILL BE TAKING A 19 MONTH OLD NEXT APRIL.. HAVE TAKEN MY CHILDREN BEFORE BUT NOT AT THIS AGE..

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I highly recommend Coki Beach in ST. There are taxis right off the ship that will take you there, approx 20 min ride. Coki is a calm beautiful beach, very family friendly, great snorkeling, with no entry fee. Coral World is right next to Coki, so you could make a day out of it and do both.
THere is no need to pay for this excursion through the ship. It is safe to do on your own, it will cost less, and you will be on your own schedule.
There are taxis waiting in the parking lot to bring you back to the ship.
We would absolutely go back next time we sail to ST.

As far as sailing with kids, last year we sailed with our daughter when she was 15 mo and 20 mo. and she was just fine. Lots to see, do , and explore on the ship! Just realize this will not be as relaxing as other cruises and you will be fine. Bring along a DVD player to use during dinner. Check out the posts under the Family Cruising section, very helpful. I wrote a few after we returned from our first cruise last year.

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