We are long time cruisers but this was our first trip with the girls. We did bring 2 nannies with us. Additionally there were two other couples cruising with us.
Packing: The packing list on here were very helpful in developing our own packing list. We tried to limit to just a FEW favorite lovies, stuffed animals and toys. We did bring our own pack and play sheets. Also we brought a small bottle of dawn for cleaning feeding supplies in the sink.
The flight on Delta: The stroller and car seats do not count in your baggage allowance if checked at the gangway. We took our Peg Perego Duette double stroller and were happy we did. We flew first class with one of the nannies for more room as the girls flew on our laps. Also we were allowed 3 checked bags each for a total of 9 checked bags.
Important note they will only allow one infant on lap on each side as there are just 3 oxygen mask that drop down for the two seats. So my wife and nanny would sit on one side and I would sit across the isle for ticketing purposes but they did allow us to pass the babies back and forth as needed.
The Hyatt Ft Lauderdale: We requested pack and plays ahead of time and they were in our room on arrival.
Cruise embarkation: We splurged for the penthouse and happy we did. Firstly it included priority boarding were a HAL representative grabbed us and our nannies after clearing security and personally walked us straight to registration and then directly to our stateroom.
Our cabin: The Eurodam penthouse is awesome with separate bedroom dining room and living room. We could put the girls down for a nap and still have the rest of the cabin and balcony to relax. We brought our video monitors which worked well. We requested pack and plays which were in the cabin when we returned from lunch as well as 2 high chairs for the cabin.
Dinner: They had two high chairs with tray in the main dining room for us every night as well as the specialty restaurants. The waiter was good about putting the girls back up order in early. We would order a hotdog and chicken tenders to cut up. That way if they did not like the food we were having we were ready to go with an alternative that we knew worked. They did have whole milk on the boat but we just used it for morning and bedtime. At dinner and lunch we just did ice water. They girls did great and made it through 2 hour dinners every night. We did have 2 old iPhones loaded with movies and tv shows that would keep them occupied when needed.
Breakfast: We did breakfast in the cabin every morning. Room service would bring cheese omlets and fresh fruit.
The shows: they loved the shows and we went to them all. We would sit in the first few rows but to the side in case we had to escape out of the side (we never had to). We did allow them to stay up late to catch the shows and they tolerated it well.
Naps: They are still on 2 naps a day (10-12noon and 3-5pm). On the cruise we sometimes only got 1 hour but it worked.
Excursions: Grand Turk - we just got a cabana by the pool at Margaritaville and they were able to play in the pool.
San Juan - just walked around Old San Juan.
St Thomas - Coral World then Coki Beach. They loved this.
Half moon cay - beach cabana. They liked just relaxing and playing on the beach. The water was a little cold for them.
Feel free to ask any questions.
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