If you're a regular KOAP reader, you probably already know my family has a thing for Disney. Our son has life-threatening food allergies and Disney (whether it is their theme parks or cruise ships) has always been great working with us to ensure he's safe while on vacation. It's one of the reasons why we return to Disney World or cruise with DCL every year - we know it works … [Read more...]
Cruising is one of the best ways to see multiple destinations on a limited budget. Below are some of our best cruise tips and reviews for families who are thinking about or love to cruise.
St. Thomas - part of the U.S. Virgin Islands - is a popular cruise destination on many Eastern Caribbean itineraries. We recently returned from a 7-night cruise vacation with St. Thomas as 1 of 3 ports of call. My husband and I have visited St. Thomas several times - before we had kids - and our visits were usually spent sightseeing and shopping around Charlotte Amalie - … [Read more...]
If you're looking for a kid friendly cruise, Disney is probably one of the first cruise lines that comes to mind. They've got fantastic entertainment, kids clubs and let's not forget character meets to make even the youngest cruiser happy. Disney Cruise Line is also one of the pricier cruise options out there. Now that kids are back in school, it is a more affordable time to … [Read more...]
After several Disney cruises with my family, I've fallen in love with this cruise line. If you're thinking about a cruise vacation with your kids, check out 10 reasons why to you should cruise on the Disney Dream. If you're heading on a Disney cruise in the near future, here's a list of items you should make room for in your suitcase. I am a bit obsessive about … [Read more...]
Deciding where to stay the night before a cruise is sometimes a difficult decision to make. Do you want to stay near the port to make embarkation easier and squeeze in a little sightseeing before boarding? Or do you go for a more relaxing and quiet night before a cruise? After a jam-packed weekend in Seattle, we decided an airport hotel stay would be sufficient. We had to … [Read more...]