We decided on a family cruise instead of a party for our 50th anniversary. We took our four children and their families. Only our daughter's husband in the army was unable to go with us. In all it included 19 people. Our older grandson had gotten married so we wanted a honeymoon for them also. The age range was from 3 years old to 72.
All of the rooms were nice. We had a handicapped junior suite which was very spacious and there was plenty of room for a scooter that we rented and was waiting for him on the ship. Our room steward was great and saw that we always had what we needed.
We enjoyed our meals each night in the dinning room. Our one requirement was that we all eat together for dinner. The rest of the time was their own to do as they pleased. The adults were at one large table and the young people at one next to us. They always served them first which gave the adults time to talk over their day. The food was good and we tried different things among us. The service was excellent. The waiters thought that we were not happy because we were not loud. Loud is not our way.
We found the Park Cafe for lunch and Johnny Rockets had great breakfasts. The character breakfast was fun. You are never too old to enjoy it. Ice skating, shows, swimming, aqua show, lounging by the pool, there was something for all ages. We ran into the others at times during the day and the teenage grand-kids often wandered the ship together.
Our 16 year old granddaughter is diabetic and ended up for a day in the ship hospital. She got excellent care. She got seasick and dehydrated.
We enjoyed it so much that we are going this May with one of our son's family on the Allure of the Seas to the Western Carribean. We can hardly wait for May.