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  1. I don't have a picture, but I can tell you the balcony for our mini suite Riviera 326 on Regal was tiny. We had 4 mini suites in a row and had them open the doors so we could walk across the balconies to each others rooms, but it was really difficult to do so. The chairs and tables take up most of the balcony with almost no room for walking.
  2. We got back from Regal on Sunday. I always make a video like this for my kids after we return from a trip, and I thought I'd share it here in case anyone is interested. We went down a couple days early to go to Kennedy Space Center. Some people say Disney is the happiest place on earth, but for us, it's Kennedy Space Center! We had a very nice trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dapsGMAEzI
  3. I bought these : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KO2TE78/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TA8812C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And they worked great!
  4. We've sailed with our kids every year since they were born - mostly on Princess. It is bummer not to be able to use the pool, but otherwise it's been great. They at least used to have times where you could take the child into the kids club. You had to stay with them, but they could play with the toys and such. That was fun. We also found bars during the day were a good place to play. At that age they just need time to run around like a crazy beast and not worry about tripping people and such. The bars are usually empty during the daytime, so that was a good place to get some energy out! I always brought a bag of surprises. I'd go to Micheal's and the dollar store, and have something new to give them every night at dinner to help pass the time. Crayons and coloring books are your friend! We've loved cruising with our kids. They are now 11 and 7 and we head to Florida tomorrow to get on the Regal on Sunday!
  5. I requested that our medallions be sent over a month ago. I got notification today that they are shipping from Hong Kong, but we leave on Thursday. So what happens if they arrive after we've already left?
  6. Thanks all! I'm not one to bend rules, it just didn't occur to me for some reason it was against formal dress code policy. Glad you all think she'll be fine. She'll be much happier!
  7. It just occurred to me that what I have set aside for my daughter to wear to dinner a couple of nights probably won't fly. I would never wear shorts myself, or allow my husband or son to wear shorts in the dining room, but for some reason in my head it was okay for my seven year old daughter. But it just occurred to me that it probably isn't. She got two pairs of Bermuda shorts as hand me downs and I was going to bring them. One pair is navy blue with white polka dots, and has a cute tie belt I was going to pair with a white polo. They come to her knees. The second pair are white and I was going to pair those with a flowy light blue shirt with silver threads in it. These might come just below her knees - so maybe they'd be okay? More of a pedal pusher? She's going through a phase and refuses to wear dresses and skirts, though I've demanded she wear dresses on formal nights (I tried and tried to find cute, formal jumpers for her, but just couldn't find any!). I thought I'd make her happy and bring these long shorts. They are quite fancy, but are, alas, still shorts. I better pack pants instead, hadn't I? Which is silly, because her pants are not as nice as these shorts. Anyway, just thought I'd double check. I did a search, but the posts I was finding were all quite old.
  8. Sounds like you had an amazing trip. Thanks for doing such a detailed review! It got me quite excited for our cruise on the Regal on 10th! Your wish list for next time sounds good to me! Though I usually prefer private excursions over the ship ones, but it kind of depends. We're doing a mix in two weeks. And we did Princess to Alaska, and it was amazing. But it was also super expensive! I think Alaska is just the most beautiful place. Just that gorgeous, vast wilderness.... Ah, I want to go back!
  9. Anyone know if the bungalows have reopened after the fire at Princess Cays? We have one reserved in a couple of weeks and wondering if we'll get to use it! Thanks!
  10. You can ask for other stuff too. We regularly ask for a bowl of watermelon or strawberries or something as an appetizer. My son also loves to get the cheese plate, which is on the dessert menu, as an appetizer. My kids are adventurous eaters, but it's good to have something to order that they will for sure like! So they order a cheese souffle and the escargot and also spaghetti (hold the meatballs)! 😉
  11. The other thing we did was a lot of watching of educational videos on the places we were going. That was more for my 10 year old though. My 6 year old got some out of it, but not as much as he did. He's a history buff anyway, so he likes that kind of thing. But I do think it meant more to him when we were at the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower, etc, that he knew something about them ahead of time.
  12. We took our then 6 and 10 year olds to Europe last spring. I bought a pillow like this for my 6 year old for on the plane, and it worked pretty well. https://www.amazon.com/Height-Adjustable-Inflatable-Airplane-Accessories-Footrest/dp/B07B7J1HQW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1550430563&sr=8-4&keywords=kids+plane+foot+rest I also brought along a couple of my cheap pashminas and some clips to make her a little sleeping tent. She didn't sleep great, but she got a few hours. My 10 year old didn't sleep at all, but he was too big for the pillow thing.
  13. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any apps that are similar to something like The Kids Book of Questions? Something that is a conversation prompt for kids? Those long dinners get, well, long! And I want to keep the kids off their screens for as long as possible - and keep them talking and interacting with their relatives. But they get so bored! We do have the book of questions, and we do, somewhere, have a deck of cards that have questions on them that are conversation prompts. Just looking for something new, and thought it'd be handy if it were an app! One less thing to pack. But I'm not finding anything when I google.
  14. This post is making me excited for our upcoming cruise! Thanks for doing this!
  15. Interesting! It never occurred to me to do this! My son gets booked into Grandma's room (so she isn't alone). We always get balconies and have them open up the door between the balconies for us and then usually leave the balcony doors unlocked I'll have to look into this though!
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