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Cruising with Children – Anthem of the Seas (Before)

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Oh my word it is tomorrow! Tomorrow we find out whether cruising with children works, more particularly, cruising with my three children who are all under 5.

When Mumsnet asked us if we wanted to apply to go on a weekend cruise with Royal Caribbean we didn’t hesitate to say (well shout) yes please.  When we found out it was on their new all singing and all dancing (literally!) new ship Anthem of the Seas, well we were then dancing at the prospect.  So when we got the email to say we had been chosen, we squealed with excitement.

Since that time, we have been obsessively stalking the hashtag #AnthemOfTheSeas on twitter to see all the news, articles, videos and pictures about the ship.  Do you know they build ships that are practically as tall as Big Ben? That are 11 times longer than Blue Whales? That have 2090 rooms.  Neither did I, but I do now!

anthem10Did you know that you could watch a Musical on a Ship? I have to say I did not know that! However during our weekend we are going to be able to watch We Will Rock You! I absolutely love that musical so that for me will be a highlight.


However as well as all the excitement I have been wondering about all these things, and I know some are clearly a bit daft!?!

What will we wear?  Will we get seasick? Will the children fall off the side (I know I know!) Will there be food that the children like? Will we get any sleep? Will the rooms work for us as a family? Will the girls be able to stay up late enough for us to enjoy all the Ship has to offer? What will be wear (that one again!)

So tomorrow we will find out.  Follow us on twitter @minitravellers or on Instagram for lots of photos and tweets as we board the new Anthem of the Seas!

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    Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    17th April 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Have an amazing time, can’t wait to hear how up get on, I’ll be watching out for pics on Instagram! Xx

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    Helen at Cass Costello
    18th April 2015 at 8:00 am

    Hope you have a completely amazing time. I always worry about the seasick element too. Will keep a track on Twitter how you are all getting on.

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    Sarah Christie
    18th April 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Have an amazing time Karen you will love it xx

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    Ellie Mulligan
    19th April 2015 at 7:20 am

    Hope you had an amazing time! We are off on a cruise too in september, CANNOT WAIT! They look fab x

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    Lyn Bown
    19th April 2015 at 7:40 am

    Have an amazing time. My family also love going on cruises.

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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    19th April 2015 at 7:55 am

    Wow, how exciting! I’m not sure how I feel about cruises, especially with kids. I’ll be interested to know how you find it.


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    19th April 2015 at 8:22 am

    Have an amazing time. Can’t wait to hear how you got on as I’d love to do a cruise with my children.

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    19th April 2015 at 9:26 am

    It looks so amazing! I hope you have the most fantastic time! #sundaystars x

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    Katie / Pouting In Heels
    19th April 2015 at 10:53 am

    Oh my goodness! How absolutely amazing! Hope you are having an incredible time. (I’m sure you will be!) And I look forward to hearing all about it very very soon. I’ve never been on a cruise so I’m fascinated to learn more! X


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    You Baby Me Mummy
    19th April 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Wow it looks incredible! I hope you have a wonderful time x

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    19th April 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I hope you are having a wonderful time – I’ve seen some pictures and am wishing I’d have responded to that email hehe! Look forward to reading all about it 🙂 #sundaystars

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    19th April 2015 at 9:15 pm

    This looks really great. Lucky you. Hope you have a fab time.

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    20th April 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Wow, just wow. Awesome =)

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