Dawn with Toddlers

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#1
Newcastle Australia
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We are travelling with two little ones age 1 and 3 on Pacific Dawn in March....Any feedback on 4 berth cabins (hints - what to take or NOT!) would be appreciated. Any comments on the Turtle Cove facilities? Recommended tours for Vila/Isle of Pines? Anything really...we have cruised many times without the kids but this is a whole new boardgame!!

Dea
#2
Liverpool NSW
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Originally posted by dea71
We are travelling with two little ones age 1 and 3 on Pacific Dawn in March....Any feedback on 4 berth cabins (hints - what to take or NOT!) would be appreciated. Any comments on the Turtle Cove facilities? Recommended tours for Vila/Isle of Pines? Anything really...we have cruised many times without the kids but this is a whole new boardgame!!

Dea
Hi Dea and welcome to CC. We love cruising with our kids but they're older than yours. My youngest was in Shark Shack but I can assure you that the facilities in Turtle Cove are fantastic. I just asked my youngest coz he did go in there & have a look. They had 8 PS3's, a basketball hoop & a jungle gym. Plus the usual tv's, general activities.
I'm assuming you do realise that your 1 yo will be with you all the time. No babysitting facilities for under 3's but I'm sure you'll have a ball.

Karen
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#3
Newcastle Australia
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Thanks Karen!

Yes we know we will have my little 'cyclone' with us all the time - actually tied to me with a piece of string I think!! Still we are very much looking forward to our first family cruise ..... but oh to be back in the days of sipping cocktails and watching the sun set in peace!
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#4
Australia
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one thing i found handy for everyone to bring is a clothesline thing. You can get them for $3 from crazy clarks and they have about 8 spokes on them with pegs on the end. You can hang wet swimmers or clothes on them and hang it in your bathroom.
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#5
Liverpool NSW
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Originally posted by Teegiee
one thing i found handy for everyone to bring is a clothesline thing. You can get them for $3 from crazy clarks and they have about 8 spokes on them with pegs on the end. You can hang wet swimmers or clothes on them and hang it in your bathroom.
Yes they are handy. I also bought one (believe it or not from Avon) that actually has 8 coathangers on it. That was great for hanging the tshirts on that can't go in the dryer.

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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
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#6
Brisbane - Australia
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Dea I misread the heading, I thought you said Down with Toddlers

I expected this to be a protest against toddlers and I thought that was unfair ....................................... don't forget to include the 5 to 14 yr olds as well

Do P&O supply cots for the little ones ?

Hope you have a great cruise.

Ian
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#7
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Originally posted by ianqld
Dea I misread the heading, I thought you said Down with Toddlers

I expected this to be a protest against toddlers and I thought that was unfair ....................................... don't forget to include the 5 to 14 yr olds as well

Do P&O supply cots for the little ones ?

Hope you have a great cruise.

Ian
LOL....Exactly the same thing I saw when I read it...just came on to see which Grinch was whining about kids on ships now.
#8
Brisbane
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Joined Oct 2007
Lol...isn't it weird how you can mis-read things - I too thought at first it was 'down with toddlers'.

But last night started reading an absolutely amazing thread on HAL board...
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#9
Newcastle Australia
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Definately not 'Down with Toddlers' - we are thinking that this trip with two little ones is going to be quite the adventure!! We have always been the ones sitting at the outside bars enjoying the world as it floats on by - thinking it will be a different story this time!! If nothing else Master 1 year old will provide some great entertainment if things get a little dull!!

Dea
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Norwegian Sea Sept 2001: New York - New England - Nova Scotia
Superstar Leo July 2002: Hong Kong - China - Vietnam
Pacific Dawn March 2008: South Pacific (First Family Cruise)
Pacific Dawn August 2009: South Pacific
Rhapsody of the Seas December 2009: Queensland Coast
Pacific Sun September 2010: Sydney - Newcastle (Cheeky 2 nighter)