Congrats on your first cruise!!!
You'll have a blast. DCL is fantastic for all ages.
If you havnt already done it you might want to go to DCL official web site and order the free DVD about their cruises, it has a lot of information to offer. It will really get you excited about the cruise.
The best place to get to know others on your cruise is to go to :
This a a great DCL site. Go tot he forums section and look for cruise meets, towards the top of the page. click on it and scroll down the page until you find your cruise and add a post of your own. All the people on that site will be sailing with you. It is a great way to get aquainted ahead of time and for your oldest child to make a friend or two before the cruise. If for some reason you dont see a post for your cruise, then by all means start one. But I'm sure since your cruise inst that far away that one should already be started for it. You will also learna lot about the ship, excursions and things to do on board from the repeat cruisers that you get to know. Any questions you may have, they will be able to answer. After 10 DCL cruises, I always find my cruise date first thing and get aquainted, after that it all falls into place nicely.
If I can help with any specific questions, please ask!
I wish you and your family a very Magical cruise!!!!
mom x4,grandma x4