Aileen V RN
January 7, 2007
This was our first cruise. Once a year we would go to Orlando and stay there for a week, going to Disney World and spending a day at the beach. We would all be so exhausted by the end of the day walking and fighting the crowds at the theme parks. This time we went Disney cruising. We returned our Budget rental car and took the free shuttle ride to Port Canaveral. Embarkation was smooth. We were there in time for lunch. My children were so thrilled to be able to order their food from the food bar for free by themselves.
Our room was great. We had the deluxe family room with a verandah. We had our children -- Jace 11, Justin 7, and Jaden 5. There's always activities for everyone. In the morning while the children are still sleeping, my husband and I will do our jog/walk around the deck, then get our coffee. We had a lot of well-deserved alone time together. Our children couldn't wait to go to the kids' club activities.
At night, we would all go and see the shows before our dinner at the restaurants. That was our family time.
We had one night at Palo and it was romantic. We had the greatest time. Oh, and then at night we would sneak out when the kids were sleeping and hit the bars. We just made sure to keep the walkie talkie on, just in case the kids needed us. It was a worry-free/stress-free 4 days.
Our room was always nice and kept clean by the staff (no cleaning for me). Food was everywhere for free and very good (no cooking for me). Always a smiling and friendly staff.
Pirate night was a family party night with lots of yummies afterwards.
Castaway Cay was wonderful. The sting ray adventure in Nassau was memorable.
This was our best family vacation ever. We are already booked to go back in September '08. We can't wait. Our children are already counting the days.