All checked in, excited, and ready to board.
As we set sail the crew began a launch party up on deck.
Everyone who was anyone was there.
We set up some ground rules for the kids: they had to stay with a buddy, they had to keep away from the railings, and they were not supposed to run in the hallways and staircases. Of course they prompty abandoned all of these, except that I don't think they every spent much time near the railings. I was so sure we'd have a kid overboard but the railings were pretty high and lined with plexiglass on the inside so that little feet could not climb up on them.