I am not a person that dislikes children on a cruise or elsewhere. i am a grandma and love my little ones dearly. But I have always thought that the kids love disney vacations and camping vacations much better then a cruise.. My opinion of course. I would never take a child on a cruise. Then you see I never have to worry about the railings being to far apart for the child.... I can do waht I want to with out worry that the child is not at my side. and wondering where they are. I know they are at home being well taken care of.. I am on vacation relaxing.... happy cruising.