Have people taken their little ones on shore excursions? When I called and ask RCCL, they actually weren't sure. The woman I talked to had to ask a superior and then came back and told me, "Well he doesn't think it's a good idea for the baby." Do you think we should divide and conquer and have DH and 3-yo DD do fun stuff like whalewatching while 1-yo DD and I stay on board?
We have a Combi twin savvy side by side stroller. I think it's something like 31 inches wide, small enough to fit through most standard doorways. It folds pretty well and is really light. Do you think this is a reasonable stroller to bring, or should I invest in two small umbrella strollers? Both girls like to nap in the stroller, so I need something COMFORTABLE for them!
In terms of babysitting, we have the girls in day care and we don't really have anyone other than family members sit for us once in a while. Do you think it would be too much of a shock for them to have a sitter watch them in the evenings so we can see the show? Or maybe we could just have someone come to the cabin after they are both asleep...We are actually going with my in laws (including SIL and BIL), but I don't want to *assume* that we'll be covered in terms of child care, KWIM?
My last question is about sleeping arrangements. We have booked 2 cabins for the 4 of us. Currently we co-sleep with DD2 (no comments please) but are working on getting her into a crib, partly because of this upcoming cruise! DD2 ends up in bed with us half the time too. Have people brought bedrails with them to keep their kids in bed? How do people DO this? We have a Pack N Play, and we can certainly bring it, but I have a feeling it would just get no use at all, so it would be a waste.
I am sure I will think of lots more questions about food, pools, onboard activities, etc., so if anyone has ANY advice for me, please post!! TIA!!