My daugter was on the Star April 05, her children were 3. 1/2 & 6. 1/2 She said the kids programme was excellent open from 7: AM to 10:PM & a moderate fee after that. She booked the Pirate cruise on line saved $90 , but it was very hot & a little too long . WE were on there in Feb & really enjoyed it . we got to Long Beach at 10:15 AM & were on board by 11:30 AM it gets very busy from 1:PM onwards long lines.