Last day at sea and a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI

Last day at sea and a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI

By Allison Tibaldi, Taking the Kids contributor DAY FOUR ON THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN FREEDOM OF THE SEAS — In spite of all the fun we were having onboard, I was dreaming of sifting my toes in soft sand, surrounded by palm trees and turquoise water. Our port of call...
Breakfast with the Dreamworks characters

Breakfast with the Dreamworks characters

By Allison Tibaldi, Taking the Kids contributor DAY THREE ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN FREEDOM OF THE SEAS — Today was all about exploring shipboard options for kids and specialty dining options. We started the day at an early morning character breakfast with some of...
Combatting calories at sea and a stop in the Bahamas

Combatting calories at sea and a stop in the Bahamas

By Allison Tibaldi, Taking the Kids Contributor DAY TWO ABOARD ROYAL CARRIBEAN FREEDOM OF THE SEAS — Our first port of call to CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island, was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.  This gave us more time to get...
First cruise seen through a teen’s eyes, and camera

First cruise seen through a teen’s eyes, and camera

By Alec Tibaldi, Taking the Kids contributor Upon embarking on the Freedom of the Seas, I was greeted with array of bright colors, a variety of shops, and a smiling crew. The main shopping area, known as the Royal Promenade, features a Starbucks, Ben and Jerry’s and...