RCI's teen program starts for those aged 12 to 14; there is a sep. program for those 15 to 17 yrs. My daughter is the teen editor of CruiseMates and she rates RCI tops! You can check out her articles on the teen section of this website.
I'm thinking of booking the nickolodeon cruise on the Freedom of the Seas. I'm justy worried that with the amount of kids that will be on the cruise if there is enough staff to watch the kids at the club or if they deny kids if it gets too full.
I hear the Nick Family Cruises are HUGE fun for kids with a lot of family activities too.
Most cruise ships will bring on add'l youth counselors in accordance w/the number of children on their ship manifest for that voyage. I would assume this is the case here too -- and the cruise is on Freedom of the Seas, which has very big youth and teen rooms to accommodate the high numbers of youngsters on board.
Hi our family(me, dh, ds) is booked on Disney Wonder for Sept 10-13 2009. Our best friends are also booked on the same ship with us. For must of them its their first cruise. Its my 2nd. I went on the old BIG RED BOAT before it changed to Disney.
Hi my Mom just called the other day and said she wanted to take everyone on a cruise this year. It will be 11 all together including my family, my sisters family, and my parents and Lil brother. The kids range from 4 to 11 years old. It looks like we will be booked on the Spirit for October. Is this a good time to go, I heard it was during hurricane season? We haven't booked because I'm trying to research it all. Any advice or help would be grateful. Has any gone during this time or been on this ship? What are your thoughts. Thanks for any and all help.
Sept and Oct are my least favorite time of year to cruise the Caribbean. Chances are the weather will be fine, however it still is prime hurricane season which is why the fares for then are much cheaper. It's your call though -- do what you feel comfortable with.
We're booked on the Apr 11 NCL Gem sailing from NYC. There's 13 in our family going. Most are first time cruisers. It's so much fun seeing the face of the virgin cruiser as you pull up to the pier. You can describe the size of the ship, but until you actually get up close, they just can't imagine the size.
DH and little sis and I are going on Majesty OTS Feb. 20.
We have a 3 month old and a 7 year old and are definately going to do something once the little one reaches the 6 month mark. He's a relatively laid back baby that already sleeps through the night, so hopefully it will go well with him. 7 y/o is a seasoned traveller, although this will be his first cruise.
We are considering Alaska but not too sure if this would be a good idea with baby. Could we even do any excursions or get a good feel of all the wonders of Alaska?? I think we might just find a cruise on a Freedom class ship sometime after Apr 27.
If you do go to Alaska, buy one of those baby back packs. There are some easy, nice hikes your family can do from many of the port towns. See my article on Alaska for Families on the Family Cruise Home page for more details.
We're booked on the April 11th NCL Gem out of NYC. There's 3 generations ages 5 to 72. Only 4 of us have cruised before, so I'm looking forward to sharing the 1st time cruiser experience with everyone!