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1153rsmith
11-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Do they give ship tours that include the Galley areas?

I would love to see what that kitchen must look like.:thumbsup2

justmestace
11-05-2010, 12:59 PM
You bet! I've done them several times....even though it's the same tour, I love seeing it again. And there are always warm cookies waiting at the end!
Sign up once you get onboard.:thumbsup2

AverysMommy
11-05-2010, 01:00 PM
I did it on the Magic a few years ago - it was an excellent tour.....really interesting - i will definately do it again

KSDisneyDad
11-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Great question and as other PP's have said, yes they offer them but only to guests 18 and over.

You might want to grab a Navigator from a cruise similar to what you're taking and get a list of activities. They should be similar. With the Dream, hopefully they'll offer more activities as there are more guests onboard.

stevenpensacola
11-05-2010, 01:03 PM
I would love to see what that kitchen must look like.:thumbsup2

stainless steel....LOTS of stainless steel and BIG pots. ;)

1153rsmith
11-05-2010, 02:33 PM
Great question and as other PP's have said, yes they offer them but only to guests 18 and over.

You might want to grab a Navigator from a cruise similar to what you're taking and get a list of activities. They should be similar. With the Dream, hopefully they'll offer more activities as there are more guests onboard.

You mean my 12 and 10 year old can't take it. They will be heartbroken. They both love to cook. Our favorite channel is Food Network.

amybethchristiansen
11-05-2010, 02:42 PM
No, your kids will absolutely NOT be allowed. No one under 18, and that is a strict rule.

1153rsmith
11-05-2010, 02:48 PM
No, your kids will absolutely NOT be allowed. No one under 18, and that is a strict rule.

I understand the reasoning, but that is too bad. We were all really hoping to see it. Maybe they will get interested in the kids clubs and Momma and I can slip off and see it. I'm always up for cookies :cool1:

jel0511
11-05-2010, 03:03 PM
I understand the reasoning, but that is too bad. We were all really hoping to see it. Maybe they will get interested in the kids clubs and Momma and I can slip off and see it. I'm always up for cookies :cool1:

I see in your ticker that you're cruising on the Dream. They only offer the gallery tours on sea days, so if you're on a 3 night, they won't be offering them on your sailing.

justmestace
11-05-2010, 04:24 PM
You mean my 12 and 10 year old can't take it. They will be heartbroken. They both love to cook. Our favorite channel is Food Network.



They say that this is a rule, but I've been on tours where there were children allowed. It won't hurt to ask when you get onboard.
I have no idea why they sometimes stick to the rule and sometimes don't.
:confused3

zaz
11-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Is this something that we need to book online prior to boarding? Something to book as soon as we get on the ship or something that gets booked once we see it in the navigator?

justmestace
11-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Is this something that we need to book online prior to boarding? Something to book as soon as we get on the ship or something that gets booked once we see it in the navigator?


Ask at Guest Services once you're settled onboard.

KSDisneyDad
11-05-2010, 04:58 PM
They say that this is a rule, but I've been on tours where there were children allowed. It won't hurt to ask when you get onboard.
I have no idea why they sometimes stick to the rule and sometimes don't.
:confused3

I'm sorry, but this is frustrating. I really don't care how they do it (allow kids or not), but they should be consistent. We saw this it was listed as adults only, so didn't even try to ask about our kids joining us even though our older two would have really enjoyed this tour. I guess we'll be asking about our kids in the future so that they can hopefully participate (and probably upset a few other guests in the meantime :rolleyes1).

justmestace
11-05-2010, 06:10 PM
I'm sorry, but this is frustrating. I really don't care how they do it (allow kids or not), but they should be consistent. We saw this it was listed as adults only, so didn't even try to ask about our kids joining us even though our older two would have really enjoyed this tour. I guess we'll be asking about our kids in the future so that they can hopefully participate (and probably upset a few other guests in the meantime :rolleyes1).


I know it's frustrating. Both times that I've seen kids, I really was bugged by it. Not that I don't like kids, I have my own.....but what you said is true, they need to be consistent. But there are a lot of "rules" that DCL is not always consistent with.

BTW, the kids didn't bother me as much as the lady who ran down from the pool at the last minute, still in her swimsuit, dripping wet. Something about a person in a bathing suit in the galley just made me lose my appetite for dinner that night.:sick:

Billinaz
11-05-2010, 07:01 PM
Great question and as other PP's have said, yes they offer them but only to guests 18 and over.

You might want to grab a Navigator from a cruise similar to what you're taking and get a list of activities. They should be similar. With the Dream, hopefully they'll offer more activities as there are more guests onboard.

Is that something new?

Our kids were able to go with us on the galley tour.

justmestace
11-05-2010, 07:13 PM
Is that something new?

Our kids were able to go with us on the galley tour.



Hi there!

No, it isn't new. The description has always said "no kids"....but like I said, I've seen them a few times. I guess it might depend on whether or not the tours are filled. Or maybe in some cases, they're allowed if they're concierge guests....I don't know.....

jilljill
11-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Under 18's being allowed on the Galley Tour are at the discretion of the Galley staff and who is conducting the tour. This past summer on the Magic the CM didn't want to allow a sleeping baby that was in a front carrier on the tour, but in the end the baby was allowed to stay with the parent and allowed on the tour. Once the CM saw other kids that has permission to be on the tour she gave in. The baby never once woke up and no one was bothered the baby was on the tour.
We've always asked Guest Services about taking our teen with us and they have said she was allowed to go and even issued her a ticket.

It doesn't hurt to ask if your kids are allowed. If they are then consider it a bonus. If they can't then don't be too disappointed since it's listed as an Adult event.


BTW....I'd rather see kids and babies on a Galley tour than someone in a dripping wet bathing suit. It's a shame she was allowed to join the tour that way. :sad2:

KSDisneyDad
11-05-2010, 09:15 PM
Under 18's being allowed on the Galley Tour are at the discretion of the Galley staff and who is conducting the tour. This past summer on the Magic the CM didn't want to allow a sleeping baby that was in a front carrier on the tour, but in the end the baby was allowed to stay with the parent and allowed on the tour. Once the CM saw other kids that has permission to be on the tour she gave in. The baby never once woke up and no one was bothered the baby was on the tour.
We've always asked Guest Services about taking our teen with us and they have said she was allowed to go and even issued her a ticket.

It doesn't hurt to ask if your kids are allowed. If they are then consider it a bonus. If they can't then don't be too disappointed since it's listed as an Adult event.


BTW....I'd rather see kids and babies on a Galley tour than someone in a dripping wet bathing suit. It's a shame she was allowed to join the tour that way. :sad2:

Thanks! I'll have to ask next time as our kids would enjoy this tour! Hopefully we'll get a tour guide who's accommodating.

DCL's inconsistency is frustrating to guests who try to follow the rules.

And I too agree about the swimsuit wearing guest. How tacky!