Hi, I really hope you can give me your honest opinions about what to do, I'm really torn. This might get a little complicated, so please bear with me. The background is this: 2 years ago, my mom and stepdad took my sister's family (her, her DH, DD who was 8, and DS who was 4) and my family (me, my DH, and my DD who was 9 months) on a one-week cruise on the Magic. We had a wonderful time, it was really amazing. A little "different" crusing with a baby, but not bad. We used Flounder's nursery a little bit, not too much. Fast forward to a few months ago, my sister and her family decide that they are going to do the cruise the same week as our last cruise, but this year. My mom decides that she and stepdad will go, too, and help with the cost but not as much as 2 years ago. They then ask us if we will go as well. My DH is a teacher and feels very very strongly about taking off 6 days of work during the school year and absolutely refuses to do it. On top of which he just missed 5 days of school b/c he got the chicken pox and that really solidified his decision not to come with us. So it would just be me and DD, who is now 2.5 years old. OK, here are my reservations about going. First of all, my DD is not potty trained and I don't think she will be in time for the cruise. Which means no swimming. When she was 9 months old, it wasn't a big deal to let her splash in the Mickey Ear, but she's going to be really upset that she can't swim in the pool the entire week, that just doesn't seem fair to her. She's also too young for any of the kids' programs besides Flounder's Reef, which is going to seem very baby-ish now and she's not going to want to go. The third issue I'm having is that my DH and I are trying to get pregnant and if we succeed in the next few months I am not going to feel very well on the ship and I don't know what I can take for nausea while pregnant. And the 4th issue I have is that my DH and I just really don't have the money to go right now, I mean, we are just very very broke. My mom suggested that my MIL, who I love, come with us and stay in the stateroom with DD and me, I just don't know. My mom and sister and the other adults in our group would be wonderful about spending time with my DD and helping with her, but I just don't know if she's going to have any fun. She'll have fun at Castaway Cay, and maybe we can go to the beach in Grand Cayman, but what does she care about sightseeing or excursions? OK, thanks for staying with me this far. My mom and sister will be so upset if I don't go, but I don't think that's enough of a reason to go. What would you do? Can you share your experiences cruising with a two year old? Would you go without your DH? Would you invite your MIL? Ugh, this is keeping me up at night! I need to let my mom know for sure by the second week of November so I need to figure out what to do soon. If we were going to WDW, I wouldn't hesitate to go, but this is just more complicated. Thanks for your advice, I really appreciate it.