It was always my wife and myself's wish to go on a boat cruise but unfortunately there was always something that prevented us from going. We just decided that come what may we will do it this year. Then there was the thought of whether to take the kids as my youngest is special needs. We took the kids and I don't think I made a mistake as the activities cater for everyone's needs and was enjoyed by all. The friends we made, young and old, the experience as a whole cannot be easily erased. Only problem now is the oldest wants to know when is the next trip as she will often say " this is just like when we were on the boat" or "this looks just like Madagascar" then I will just answer her "Soon"
Did my own, next time will go on booked excursions.