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Old July 6th, 2004, 08:09 PM
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My family is booked on our first cruise/vacation - a well deserved break from our too fast lives. I chose HAL for several reasons including its more traditional setting. I am concerned however about my 10 year old - she is just learning English - what has been your experience with spoken language and the activities for children (10-14) (Holiday season)? I realize that English is the universal spoken language in cruising and travelling in general, (and it will be a strong motivation factor to learn English) however I would like to know if other French speaking families have travelled with HAL before.
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Old July 6th, 2004, 08:44 PM
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I have traveled with people from many nations. If you are concerned about your daughter, children have an unspoken unversal language. I would think your daughter will find friends and that she and your family will have a great time. Do not underestimate the power of children with other children. Their simplicity will amaze you.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 04:26 PM
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Bonjour , There are many french speaking people from quebec that goes
cruisng, such as my self. i have never had a problem speaking french on
board.. Your child will makes friend very fast . Language is never a issue with
children only with adults.

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