- Apr 23, 2014
I remember seeing a comparison of old and new deck plans and thought it was a little crazy. When they first moved the gym they couldn't use it because the ceiling was too low once you were on the equipment Haha to they had to higher the ceiling, which obviously hadn't been a problem when it was AO.Navigator was pretty good, I do think splitting 3-5 and 6+ is a better compromise than a free for all. They sacrificed much of their old Kid space to the gym, which moved to make room for Cabins, it was built in the area that Johnny Rockets occupied before. Yes, we do cross the date line (same day twice), I've been to Sydney before and have friends there, but my wife has not, actually she's never been outside the US (other than Caribbean cruise ports). We know a few other kids that will be on the cruise also, so she won't be alone. We typically only put her in one session a day (at most 2, usually she wants to go back, or if there's a specific theme she really likes) and spend a lot of time with her outside of that. The transpacific cruise is likely to be mostly older folks and only a handful of kids, we know that. Believe it or not is was cheaper than Christmastime on the Disney Fantasy even with the flights and other costs involved, (And over twice as many days) So we decided to do the big anniversary trip there instead.
I can imagine the kids clubs are always an internal budget fight since they aren't add on costs. But we wouldn't have booked them otherwise.
That's insane that it's cheaper than the fantasy, and IMO a much better itinerary!
Enjoy it. I know the crew (as I am one) are always excited and refreshed for new/one off itineraries like that too!