I have been on the Paradise 3 times. And although I do not have small children, I was very impressed with the Camp Carnival program. What I observed was a very well behaved and monitored group of kids. They get involved with groups in and around the ship. Scavanger hunts, pizza parties, dancing, games. Also, I believe the climate of the ship is very good for children as it is a bit more laid back and relaxed. Of course there is plenty for everyone to do, however, the pace is just a little slower. And, it goes without saying much... NON SMOKING. It's a good thing! (For everyone, and especially our little peoples lungs) Give it a try and get hooked on the Paradise!!!