Posted June 7th, 2004, 04:44 PM
I'm not sure I can answer all your questions but I will try to answer the ones I can.
From what I have seen on the boards the "movies under the Stars" are definitely more oriented towards a "G" rating than any other. I have seen the Wizard of OZ mentioned as one that was used. Others who have cruised with this feature will probably be able to give you a better answer.
The movies they show during the day vary in ratings and some we saw would not necesarily be the best for young children, more for violence than for sex. Others were perfectly acceptable to the whole family.
We did PC dining on the Golden last year and saw just as many children on formal night as on other nights. Generally the boys either had sports coats or at least a white shirt and tie. Girls had regular dresses.
There are several web sites that have copies of menus and patters online. Here is a link to one with menus:
That web site has a bunch of other information and may have a copy of the patter. If not here is a web site with a lot of other personal cruise web pages. One of them at least should have a copy of the patter.
When we were on the Golden there was a family of four in one of the outside cabins near us. The cabin had two bunkbeds and they had two teen age boys in addition to the mother and father in the cabin. I will admit I didn't envy them. Some rooms have the extra bed in a pull out sofa. It depends on what type cabin you are getting.
Hope this helps some.
Have a GREAT next cruise.
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