I took my then 5 year old son on it last November. They lined the kids up and gave them brushes (toilet brush, tooth brush, ect) and had them swab the deck. Dumped water on them, made them stand at attention....that sort of stuff. All the parents laughing....then they turned the tables. Said that the kids were now official pirates and point out the ones that made them clean their plates, take out the trash, do their homework and had us scrub the deck and then some of us walked the plank. We also cruised around both our ship and a Carnival ship and fired a cannon, they let the kids pull the lanyard. We then went swimming for a bit and returned. The crew was fantastic, they put on a diving show off the spars and even helped a wheelchair bound girl go swimming. My kid had a ball, and since he had fun so did I. Be prepared to get wet if you go. Hope this helps.