Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cruise Review

Well, I went on the Disney Cruise over this past weekend - so I thought I'd post a short review.

First of all, I want to say that I'm not a big fan of the Disney corporation. I abslolutely hate what they've done to U.S. copyright law. Still, this was probably my only chance to go on a cruise with my family, so I have to deal with the guilt now. Maybe a big fat donation to the EFF will make me feel better.

I gotta say, Disney knows how to put on a cruise. They had everything an adult would want, but also everything kids like. For example, they've got adults-only bars, an adults-only pool, and gourmet food - along with tons of kids activities, foods, pools, etc.

The staff members must be trained to try to help when they hear a kid crying. They were very attentive and entertaining.

The shows were more oriented towards kids, so I didn't get a lot out of them. I believe I described one of them as a "nice review of the intellectual property portfolio" and got a funny look from my wife.

There were stops in Nassua in the Bahamas and Disney's private island "Castaway Cay". They were both nice and much warmer than Michigan :)

The only drawback I ran into was that my son is a little young (3) to enjoy everything they have. For example, they have a play/activities area which you can leave your child in, and they will page you when he/she wants to leave. My son was a bit too shy to be comfortable there without me - but my 7 year old niece never wanted to leave. When my son turns 5 or so, it would be perfect trip.

3 comments:

Derrick Renaud said...

Hey, what are you doing cruising around when you could be coding. ;)

Glad you enjoyed yourself.

D.

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