to asealady: I dont think the parents are whining. They ONLY want the cruise to be fun for their children. I have been on a RCCL ship and the children werent allowed to go many places, ex> hot tub. Leave dance club after one hour. It is true that they can meet someone and just hang out but sitting and talking with no activities gets old being on a 7 day cruise. You need choices!! The adults have activities why not have enough for our children?? I think that is why carnival and RCCL is more popular with families because they plan activities for them. Maybe NCL does too but after reading these posts I wonder just how much is planned for them.