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Old May 29th, 2010, 11:35 PM
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i love children, but i was just wondering if anyone knew roughly if there are tons of children on the 9 night/ 10 day cruises on June 5th.. I know school has about another week to be off for summer vacation, so we may have an advantage, and i also heard that on longer cruises big families are not as prevalent.. Im not against children being there what-so-ever, i was just kind of curious. Im 24, my boyfriends 28 and we want to enjoy every moment we can. I understand there are adult pools and children pools, but once again, im just a little curious

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Nicolinabaybay, you are probably safest with a cruise over 7 nights, there are usually not so many children as they don't necessarily take them out of school for so long. That includes being outside of school holidays as well, so by June 5, they'll still be in school.

We have heard that there were 100, 200 or 300 kids on board some of our cruises, yet we rarely see them. Parents tend to use the Childrens' Programs offered by the cruiselines and they kids are kept busy all day.
Occasionally you see a group of them in the Lido dining area eating with their counsellors, or a certain time in the main pool, but truthfully, I have rarely been bothered by kids except when ignorant parents allow them in the adults-only hot tubs.
If you ship has an aft pool (at the back) it is always reserved for adults only and is a most peaceful place, unless of course those adults get drunk....
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I think it depends on the ship and where it's going, but generally you will likely see more kids from late June through August.
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yesss i figured that! thanks so much for the reply! its my first cruise so im really not too sure what to expect!
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Usually the longer cruises have less children, and the main pool does seem to be where if there are issues, this is where they will be...like going in the hot tubs,and jumping inthe pool, and running around it..

You could also choose a ship that has a solarium/pool very calming spot!

Make sure you choose a cruise specialist agency..they can help you narrow down the choices, and book the right cruise for you...ask, ask, and ask questions...;-)
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i love children, but i was just wondering if anyone knew roughly if there are tons of children on the 9 night/ 10 day cruises on June 5th.. I know school has about another week to be off for summer vacation, so we may have an advantage, and i also heard that on longer cruises big families are not as prevalent.. Im not against children being there what-so-ever, i was just kind of curious. Im 24, my boyfriends 28 and we want to enjoy every moment we can. I understand there are adult pools and children pools, but once again, im just a little curious

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Princess is one if not the only cruise line that limits the number of children allowed on board during their cruises, they tend to up those numbers during holiday and school vacation periods.
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Princess is one if not the only cruise line that limits the number of children allowed on board during their cruises, they tend to up those numbers during holiday and school vacation periods.
How do they limit the number of children on a cruise? It seems the only real way to do that is to limit the number of 3rd & 4th berths on the ship
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green rd, its my TA who told me that Princess limits the number of kids on board so i honestly do not know the policy
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I've also always heard that Princess does keep track of how many children on a sailing, not sure what that number is or how they do it...
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You can call Princess & they let you know the total number as well as the breakdown of all the ages. Usually there are less kids on a 10 day cruise compared to a 7. Also since it's near the end of the school year lots of parents take their kid out of school at that time for the cruises.
When the total number get over 150 I would be concerned.

When the number gets to 1,000 watch out.
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