Monday, October 8, 2012

Kids Sail Free on Disney Cruise Lines! But Wait...There's More!

For a few hours today, this was my dream.  A woman in our homeschool group sent out an email telling everyone that kids could sail free on Disney cruises leaving from Galveston for about six weeks in January-March. I did some quick math with the numbers on the Disney website and realized that we could have a very nice vacation for about $1500.  A cruise.  In the Caribbean.  For six nights.  I couldn't get over it.  The woman who sent the email even commented that it was wonderful for large families.  She said she was a travel agent.  Then I made the mistake of reading the (not-so-fine) print.  It clearly said the deal applied to children traveling with two full-fare adults all in the same stateroom.  The problem, of course, is that there is a maximum of 5 people to a stateroom.  Cue my very sad face.  I called the Disney travel agent to confirm that my suspicions were correct.  Yep. Kids sail free! But only if you have three of them.  More than three and you're screwed.  You can take two staterooms and have two children travel free, $1500 vacation.  No Disney cruise for the Delgados.

I'm not actually feeling sorry for myself.  I only lived with this little dream for about an hour. I only talked to Henry about it.  Still, it really makes me mad.  Another de facto tax on large families...and mine's not even large! Only four kids! I am a little bit irritated at the travel agent/homeschool mom who emailed all of us and told us what a great deal it was for large families because...well, it's not.  And what if some mom with 8 kids got really excited about actually getting to do something like that? Sigh.  It brings up the whole hotel room person limit dilemma.  That's another rant altogether.  I wouldn't trade my family for the world, but I would love to cruise Disney with kids sailing free...

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