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ssatterly April 19th, 2004 01:17 PM

Balcony with kids?
I am going on a cruise with my kids. They are 6 and 9 I got a GREAT deal with a cabin with a Balcony. Will the kids be safe with a Balcony? On Rccl Expolere of the seas?

Cindy B April 19th, 2004 03:41 PM

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As one mom to another - here's my opinion. My family had a balcony room last spring on voyager. Loved the room!! It wasn't until we got home when I found out that my 12 year old daughter told me she was sitting on the rails of the balcony! Then I heard that when my son (14) was hanging out with friends he had made on the ship, they were getting a little dangerous with the rails. It all comes down to - the ship is safe if you trust your children. I plan to give mine a long speech before this years trip.

ssatterly April 19th, 2004 03:46 PM

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Man I am glad I am not your kids......LOL

alison1170 April 19th, 2004 05:37 PM

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I have nightmares about my son falling overboard right before a cruise (we get balconies too). Id love to leave the door open at night while were sailing, but am too afraid to do so. Hes only 2, so laying down the law wont work. We keep the door locked unless we are out there (thankfully he hasnt figured out the lock yet). The only time hes allowed out there is when we are with him. We move the furniture as far away as possible too, and sit in it. With older kids, Id tell them up front the dangers involved. You know your own kids. If theyre risk takers, I wouldnt allow them out there without you.


Luisa April 20th, 2004 09:33 AM

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It's pretty tough for a younger kid to open the balcony doors -- they're pretty heavy.
THe Explorer of the Seas is a great ship for families -- you'll have a great time.
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor

ssatterly April 20th, 2004 11:23 AM

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I can't wait I am longing to go now I wish I could

PSM April 23rd, 2004 10:22 AM

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That's my biggest fear. Mine is or will be 11 when we plan to go again. But she is too curious for words. Do I stress over the balcony or stay safe with an ocean view?

Luisa April 23rd, 2004 11:50 AM

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Ocean views are great, however not if you're going to stress over it. I have a 10 year old and have no qualms about cruising in a balcony room with her. However, you know your child best and it should be your call.
Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor

gaborn65 April 25th, 2004 08:26 AM

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We did AOS out of San Juan last year and booked balcony cabins. My youngest is 17 years old and she had a hard time opening the balcony door sometimes. They are extremely heavy doors. I don't think I would leave the door open at night with a small child in the room but you will enjoy the balcony. That is the only way we will cruise now is a balcony cabin.

ssatterly April 25th, 2004 08:36 AM

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Cool I have a 6 y/o and a 9 y/o so I should be ok?

smach April 25th, 2004 12:22 PM

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No problem. Did this with 4-9 yr olds on Voyager of the Seas. Yes, the ocean is right there about 5 stories below, but the rail is high and there is an angled plexiglass shield as well.

ssatterly April 25th, 2004 12:28 PM

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ok in that case I think I will go ahead and book the D1 Cat. I got a great rate $2438 for all 4 of us

PSM April 27th, 2004 04:21 PM

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that's a great rate. for that price when are you going, on what ship and where. i'm looking at next april 24, for a balcony for 3 it was $2600 for EOS, RCCL

ssatterly April 27th, 2004 04:40 PM

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