As you can tell by my signature, we sailed on the Fantasy in April, 2000, and we are booked on her again for this October. It is a wonderful 4-night getaway cruise!! As far as the ship having lots of children on it, I don't think that will be the case the end of May. I could be wrong, but it just seems that with it being close to the end of the school year and final exams, etc., there would not be a whole lot of children on board. Have a wonderful time!!