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Thanks for the review! We are going on the Dream in March and your tips about Castaway Cay are fantastic. I was wondering about returning to the ship for lunch and it sounds like that will be our plan.B&Z - you will have a great time!
I also found your comments about the kids club interesting. We live in a very small town and my boys are easily overwhelmed by big groups. However, they love being together, so I hope that will offset the large, unstructured group. We will see
B&Z - you will have a great time!My boys are 7&5 yrs. They don't like horseplay around them, but are fine when it's the two of them joking around My oldest will definitely be intimidated by bigger boys being rough, so we will have to keep an eye on things. We are only on the ship for three nights, so I don't imagine they will be in the kids area very much, but I know they want to check it out. I'll keep the ship phone on me when they are there
How old are your boys? This is just a generalization (and obviously there is a lot of variation amongst children), but I find a lot of boys tend to be more comfortable than girls with horseplay, particularly when then are older. My 4 year old girl was intimidated by the big kids, especially some of the older boys who were kind of rough. It all depends on the group of kids and counselors there when you go, but I suspect boys will have an easier time, particularly when they have each other at the club. It's not necessarily a large crowd inside, but there is a lot going on, and during unstructured activities there is a lot of running around. I bet your boys will have a blast!
Have a great time!