Thanks for the review! Very informative, as we were looking at Royal and Princess as DCL alternatives. It doesn't make us want to stop considering RCI, but it makes us aware of what to expect! Especially regarding the kids club. And for what it's worth, I have gay friends who use Queen as a term of endearment, a friend who uses it as an adjective, noun and verb (she has her Queen on tonight), and a friend (DH's friend and co-worker) who uses it in a very derogatory manner. Because of the latter, I don't use it unless I'm with my (close) friends. I have been told (by the same friends) that I looked like a Queen taking a field sobriety test when I was in running shorts, a tank and trying on a girlfriend's 4" heels. (I am 6 feet tall and have no business in heels, nor the grace to pull them off!) It was funny. I still laugh. Same friends call other straight male friends queen when they pour on the drama. But it is in good fun, never meant to offend. They also like to say some men are straight as a Queen's arrow. I don't know what that means. That said, the people who use it negatively usually do so with such...(I'm missing the word here) venom? Anyhow, the word has such negative connotation that I think it's best to avoid it unless with friends who are ok with it. My 2 cents; nothing more.