We saw the kids having pizza and picking their own toppings. It was on The Dawn, in the kids section of the Garden Buffet. My children started crusing at 6 years old. They were just happy to be on the ship. The kid's center is nice to have, but they made their own fun. I agree with the one post that said, older kids and teens make friends the first night and just like to hang out in a corner on the ship. I believe its best to take them on a cruise passed the potty trained stage. Then you don't have to worry what cruise line will take them at what age. Kids should be able to hang out and make their own fun. These whining parents make me laugh. Are their children busy 24/7 at home? Don't they just play outside, like tag etc.