1) In the dining room what sort of a selection do they have from the childrens menu? She is somewhat of a picky eater, but is just now starting to try new things, and eat veggies & meats. (she was adopted from Ukraine a year and a half ago and ate only what I refer to as fish porridge, so she has come a very long way!) I am pretty sure she will like Johnny Rockets & Windjammers, but we want to go to the dining room with her for dinner. She is very well behaved in resturants, so we don't think that will be a problem, just wondering about the kids menu.
2) She is completely potty trained, so can she be in the main pools with us? Or do we always have to go to the childrens pool with her? We will do that for her, but we also want to enjoy the pool area.
3) We are going to book a D1 balcony room on the 10th floor, it only has a shower. SHe isn't the fondest of showers, but will take it without grumbling about it. Is there bathtubs in the fitness shower areas? Or would someone suggest something else? I thought about a small blow up pool that would fit in the shower, the 1.99 ones you can get at the drugstore, and just toss it when we are done. Is the no bathtub in that room really a big issue? I REALLY don't want to spend the extra 800 bucks for a junior suite, but I will ask about an upgrade when we get to the port.
4) Should I lug our stroller with us? It folds quite nicely, and she is still very small. 36 inches tall, and 26 pounds. I was thinking it might be easier for her to have her own place to relax as we explore around, or would a stroller really be too much to deal with?
5) We are sailing western caribbean, ochos rios, labadee, cozumel, and grand cayman. What shore excursions would be good for her? I was thinking the turtle farm in grand cayman. My husband really wants to do the dunns river falls thing, and my mom will be going with us, so she has offered to watch her. But I was looking and there is a boat trip one that does the falls and then explores some of the island. Does my mom and daughter HAVE to do the falls? Or is there a place where they can go to watch? Or should we really just not take them on this excursion? And I know car seats are really only an American thing, but is it even allowed to take a 3 year old on an open bus tour?
6) Since my mom is coming with us and staying in our room, the couch is what pulls out into a second bed, right? I can not imagine my mom and three year old having to be on a pullman up in the air.
Any other advice on cruising with your three year old? She loves to go do new things, and has no problem sleeping new places, and is giving up naps, and starting to get away from that strict schedule. We love to travel and thought that this would be a great time to introduce her to cruising. And we like that she can participate in the childrens activities, but we don't have to leave her alone there. I am just not sure about having someone I don't know watch my 3 year old while we go out in the ports. So hence my mom is coming with. Any other advice is greatly appreciated!