Originally Posted by MrPeteLI
I don't put mine in the camp WHEN I'M ON the ship. Why bring them if you're dumping them.
While I would not leave my child on the ship while I was on an excursion. I most definitely leave them in Camp Carnival while I am on the ship. Last year my youngest cried when she had to leave the ship and when she reflects on her cruise it is not the experiences she had on land with us that she first remembers but it is the treasure hunts, the pirate games, the water games, etc at Camp Carnival that she focuses on. I don't look at it as dumping them but rather that I am offering them a fun experience. We still have lots of time together but as adults we get some time alone too.