We were on the Fantasy in May, and my kids LOVED it! My daughter is 8 and my son is 4. The counselors were great with the kids and they had plenty of things to keep the kids busy. My daughter especially loved the Chocolate Game. They ended up going everyday for a couple of hours. They had an amazing time.
My 10 year old LOVED camp carnival. The activities were fun and the counselors were great. The only thing that made me uncomfortable was that the 9-11 year olds are able to sign themselves in and out of the camp. If this botthers you like it did me, just make it clear like I did that just because that's the ship's policy, it isn't yours. Who knows what can happen to a child wandering alone on a ship! Better to be safe than sorry!
My kids started cruising with me when they were 7 yrs. old and 12 yrs. old. They loved Camp Carnival. Actually they had so much fun I had a difficult time getting them to join us for dinner. One night they ate dinner with the kids, on another night the kids club went to see one of the show together. While the children were at the show they got to meet the dancers. There are times during the day when you need to go meet your children, in between activities. There is a schedule. My suggestion is go to the appointed orientation meeting on the first or second day of the cruise. You and your child will get to meet the counselors and other children.
I'm taking my 10 year old daughter with me on the Celebration in September. How have you guys delt with wanting to be out past the time your kids go to sleep? Have your kids stayed up later on the ship? I keep worrying about my daughter and what MIGHT happen that I almost don't even want to take her.
Dynomite have you been on your cruise yet? I would love a review when you have, especially specifics on camp carnival on the Celebration.
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