Hello guys, we are back in New Orleans (yuck) and boy was it nice to get away. Here's the low down: My wife was a little nervous at first, she knew Disney cruises weren't cheap and when you have to replace everything you've ever owned including a house, it's a little troubling to hear that your husband went and shelled out several grand on a cruise. Once she settled down from that, and I showed her exactly what it cost (she though like $4,000 when I told her we had a CAT 4) she got EXCITED, big time. We pulled up to the port around noon, thinking that the lines might have gone down some, EL WRONGO! It was I'd say 3:30 when we got on the boat. The lines were miserable and to be honest I was kind of mad. There has to be a better way than that to check people in. The line squiggled around 4 times and then out past the model boat in the terminal and then back by the bathrooms, it was insane. Once we got checked in though, it was all GREAT from then on out. The only other setbacks we had we're my son who came down with a low grade fever Thursday night and then the boat's motion (IT WAS ROCKING LIKE CRAZY). We had moderate gale force winds and seas in excess of 13 feet for pretty much the whole trip. It was pretty bad. On to the good stuff. My goodness, how can you possibly do half of the stuff? We missed Hercules because we we're flat out running from thing to thing and we lost track of time. We also didn't realize that you go at 6:15 if you have late seating for dinner. The first night we went to Animators Palate. The place is awesome and the food is better. Friday we did the glass bottom boat tour in Nassau and then about an 45 minutes worth of shopping and headed back to the boat. We wanted as much time on board as possible. We did some swimming, then went to the Golden Mickey's and then dinner at Parrot Cay. Amazing, again. On Saturday we went to Castaway Cay. That place is beautiful and the BBQ rocked! Then we FINALLY got baby sitting (only after complaining to Jane the Youth Director -- more on this in a moment) and had some free time, since we couldn't keep the 5 year old out of the club. We got some drinks, sat on the verandah and enjoyed the quiet. That night we did Disney Dreams (best show by far) and then dinner at Triton's. The cruise was amazing and we're surely hooked. We will be doing a 7 night next time because I have always wanted to see the Virgin Islands, so the 7 night Eastern looks like the ticket. The line to check in was pathetic, but everything after that, and on board was first class all the way. One small aside for those who followed the thread (CAPS FOR IMPORTANCE) THE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET ON THE BOAT DUE TO THE ONE YEAR OLD IS BOGUS. HOW IS IT THAT I GET ON THE BOAT AND THEN HAVE TO BEG THE YOUTH DIRECTOR (JANE) FOR THREE HOURS FOR MY SON AT FLOUNDER'S? IF THEY ARE GOING TO TELL PEOPLE ON BOARD THAT FLOUNDER'S IS BOOKED, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BOOKING WITH A ONE YEAR OLD? THAT'S SILLY! SOMEONE COULD HAVE BOOKED 20 YEARS AGO AND THEN GET ON BOARD AND GET TOLD THAT FLOUNDER'S IS BOOKED? WHY BOTHER WITH THE ONE YEAR OLD RESTRICTION THEN? IT MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE TO BE TOLD EVERY DAY....SORRY WE'RE BOOKED. THEN WHY DID I HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH? JUST LET ME ON THE BOAT AND TELL ME FLOUNDER'S IS BOOKED. WHAT GIVES THERE? Anyway, overall I gave the cruise EXCELLENT on my card, cause it was amazing. The food was second to none and the shows we're just plain outstanding. Mix that with the characters, the Oceaneer Club, the service, the views, our awesome stateroom, etc. and you can't help but be impressed. We're surely hooked! I'll try to get some pictures posted for everyone!