We sailed the dream on the 13th and had a great time with our 2.5 yr old daughter. My husband and I had already agreed our next cruise would not be the bahamas/ Caribbean. Talking with our table mates that had booked Alaska for this summer, we decided on Alaska! Only, we can't afford it this year so we have to wait for the 2014 dates. The man who booked our dummy date said they would probably be released in March. So I started researching the 2013 prices and excursions to see how much this trip will cost us. That's when I noticed we would not be able to take our daughter on 2 of the 3 excursions that are must dos for us (whale watching and the deadliest catch tour). I hate to leave her on the ship but she will be 4 next summer so she could go to the kids club. When I add up all her expenses ( air, cruise) it doesn't seem worth it to bring her to leave her on the ship for 2 of the 3 port days. And next summer would be our 15 year anniversary. So I guess I would like to know pro and cons to taking a young child. If we don't take her we would definitely choose another line; seeing the character without her would make me miserable. If disney doesn't go to alaska in 2014, I would not take her on another line. I would not feel comfortable leaving her in another lines kids club while we are at port.