We cruise every other year, and have so far only taken our girls (ages 7 and 9) on Carnival. We ALL love Camp Carnival. We are planning an 11 day cruise on the Norwegian Dawn for January, and I am suddenly scared to death about the kids program! That's an awful long time to be on a ship with the kids if the program isn't that great. Do they keep them occupied? Do the kids love it? Most importantly - do they have a water slide?! Thanks much for any input!
NCL has a good youth program -- perhaps not as good as Royal CAribbean or Carnival, who are leaders in that area. NCL offers plenty to do with some innovative activities such as chocoholic buffets for kids, Second City acting workshops for the older kids, etc. Nor. Dawn has a great water play area just for kids with medium-sized water slides, and other water games. I think they'll enjoy it.
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor