Cruises aren't free for alls. Know where your child is. No child should be unsupervised. Would you let your child run unsupervised at a beach so that you had no idea where he was? Make use of Camp Carnival. Go to orientation. He'll probably love it, make new friends and take walkies for each person that you are traveling with so no one gets lost. I also understand that Camp Carnival may have some new doings for the tween set, check with Carnival.