I suggest that your friends sign up for the meetandmingle before hand so they can get chatting with fellow passengers on board so the boy will have lots of ready made friends on board?
Hi how do you get onto this meetand mingle? going on Adventure of the seas next December.
Don't worry Santa will be there - Santa parade Christmas morning. You follow Santa to the ice skating rink where the children sit on Santa's lap and get presents as snow fell from the ceiling of the rink. Eggnog before the parade and for breakfast. An hour of carols in the promenade.
We had a fabulous Christmas with RCI a few years ago. The children all met Santa individually in the atrium around noon on Christmas Day and everyone received a present (RCI goods). It was a wonderful time - singing Christmas songs and carols on Christmas Eve, staff dressed as elves, fantastic food dispalas and decorations everywhere. You will all have a great time.