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We were on the Disney Magic this past Jan and our daughter was one month shy of turning 3. I have to say it was the first time we paid for a balcony but I am very glad we did. It was almost everyday she was exhausted by 2:00 (and she never naps at home) so she would fall asleep on the couch and I would sit on the balcony and read. It really was great! It made me feel like I was still on vacation by not having to let all the great views go by without me. For us, it turned out great to have it. Either way you go- have a great cruise!! I am jealous, we havent cruised the Fantasy yet. With the KSF that just came out for this winter, we are back on the Magic again.We started to do the kids sail free but the dates really didn't work for us. But I am glad you got a great deal. I'm telling all my mom friends about it.
I was on the Magic last month in New York and Canada with my 2 y/o. I almost bought a balcony but the deal they had ran out at the last minute and we ended up getting an ocean view with 214 sq ft. My husband and I agreed that we were glad we saved the $. We relaxed on the couch and looked out our oceanview window during nap times. I think the key was that we had a spacious cabin.Thanks for your reply. My DD is Juliana too and they are close to the same age.
While a balcony will give you a place "to be"...perhaps you and hubby could take turns while she's napping....that way, no one is "stuck" sitting in a cabin should they want to do something else.No, my kid has never ever been an on the go sleeper. I think we are better off to get the cheapest balcony we can.
Does your daughter still use a stroller? Many kids will simply nap in a comfy stroller, out on a quiet part of the deck...you and hubby could still be "out and about" while your child naps!