Karo6 As stated in above post it was not against the rules for the kids to be in the hot tub.( on that ship)
If one is always very careful about following the rules , I have a question for you, do you take booze on board to consume in your cabin? I know many do, they also are breaking the rules. Are rules just for children?
As to what is there to argue about I wasn't aware we were argueing, this is a forum where everyone is entitled to thier say, we obviously seee things differently.
The original post on this topic didn' t say anything about rules!?
pg: perhaps I don't understand your point; because you paid an adult cruise fare for your 13 year-old do you then consider him an adult who may use the hot tubs? If the rules--not suggestions, but RULES--say no children in the hot tubs, why should a 13 year-old be exempt? A 13 year-old is a child; he should not be in the hot tub. End of discussion.
Do you allow your children to use the hot tubs which are designated as adults only?
If there was a sign saying adults only, I would certainly respect that. We have encountered that once or twice at hotels, and the kids don't like it, but they quickly get over it.
I think this represents a bigger issue. Parents should be with their children modelling appropriate behavior in more settings than just hot tubs. As I see it, it's not about age, but behavior. I don't think you can pack your kids away and expect them to be respectful of others all of a sudden at some magical age.
Bravo Philm!! Great shot.. lol. That is exactly what I meant when I created the post. Just got back from Navigator and I'm happy too report that it was not as big an issue on this trip. I attribute it to fewer kids on board and the expanded kids section on Navigator. Waiting for my flight home as I type. I was suprised to find a network on my wireless card at the airport. Ft Lauderdale has free wireless access in the terminal now. Very cool! WIll post review shortly.
Norwegien Sun has a special pool with slide and spa (not as hot as a hot tub) for the kids. When I sailed last year the kids had worked out their own system for using it. They'd been well trained to form lines and lineded up went up one ladder slid around on the seat to other ladder, got out and went back to the first ladder to go in again. They were so cute!
People seem to have spas confused with hot tubs. Hot tubs are those old wooden wine bareles filled with hot water and they aren't recommended for babies. Spas are hoter than the pool and have bubbles.
Kids (especially preteens and teens) that have acces to spas at home don't understand why they are being discriminated against when they are on a cruise ship.
I don't mind children from age say 10 or above to use the hot tubs, however, horse play in one is dangerous, hair can get caught in the jets etc. I think they should be accompanied by parent under the age of 14.
Do the ships you are complaining about have adult-only pool and spa areas? If so, is the crew choosing not to enforce the rules? I've only cruised on Disney, though we are hoping to get in a Celebrity cruise before we go on the Magic again. On the Magic, the hot tub next to the adult pool was also adult only, and it was enforced by the crew. Diana
This post hit a nerve with me. Children should not be in the hot tubs - they should be in the kiddie pools. I was trying to enjoy the hot tub on one cruise and a boy around 10 was using the tub to snorkel! It annoyed the heck out of me. I kept wondering where his parents were?
It's time the cruise personel patrols the pools and hot tubs. They need to get these Kiddies out. I know the parents don't do anything about their children. They think nothing of the problem with kids there. "My baby is so cute. They aren't hurting anyone. Leave them play in the hot tub." Just drives me NUTS. There's a reason they have a sign posted "No children allowed"
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I don't know if I should revive this one, but there were a bunch of little kids in the hot tub right by the swimming pool on my cruise on Elation from Galveston on Oct 26. They were in the tub without their patents even though there was a large sign that stated children under 18 not permitted. Several Carnival employees were walking around the area and said nothing.
"I think that tub was full of poop,
You could not get it with a scoop,
I didn't join that little group,
I would not venture in the soup!"
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Re: Hot Tub are not Kiddie Pools!
On the Island Princess 10/27 - 11/6 - I never ONCE saw a kid in the hot tub....could be that there were only 17 children under 18 on board, but....it was nice not having to fight off the kiddies to ease the aching back and knees!
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From a health magazine
"Children are more susceptible to over-heating than adults. Parents should not let their children stay in the hot tubs for more than five minutes at a time. Toddlers and infants are particularly susceptible to over-heating and should not be permitted in the pool."
The cruise line have these rules for a reason, but they should also enforce them.
It is unfortunate that the rules are not as clear as some would like and not enforced. On the other hand, some children are very well behaved and respectful. I have allowed my children in hot tubs but we all understood my expectations. Unfortunately, the children who abuse the privilege, have been raised by parents who abuse their responsibility of raising respectful children. It would be best if rules were clear and enforced by ship staff so that all can enjoy their holiday. I don't see how they can have many more hot tubs, but maybe Adult Only hours, ie before noon and after 5pm.
I'm solving the problem in the summer by going on P & O's Adonia which is an adults only ship! Not that we don't like children [I'm a teacher myself] but I think it will more peaceful in the hot tub and around the pools,
I just wish somebody would tell me of a ship that actually has a hot tub. All the ones I've been on the water was, at best, warm. I have yet to find a true hot tub. When (if) I do, I'll ask the kids to make room for the adults.
My 13 yo took one look at the hot tubs from his lofty new role as a "teen" and said "too many little kids"!!
On the Fantasy they were always full of kids, so we didn't partake. Same with the pools.
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BC of all the self serving statements I have seen on this board your post takes the cake
You raised your children to be respectful??????? Well then what the heck are they doing in anyplace that the rules say they are not allowed? what is respectful about that?People like you really take the cake and guess what all the other kid in the hot tubs and everywhere else they don't belong have parents JUST like you. Perhaps you might want to think about that fact.
I haven't paid attention to how many kids in hot tubs there have been on my cruises, We have never used the hot tubs becuase, well they are hot and we are usaully in hot weather so it doesn't appeal to us. Also on our last cruise on Princess we didn't see anyone much using the hot tubs at all, and I never saw kids in them, but, I will pay closer attention now to a very good point that B.C, brought up. Are the hot-tubs well marked with the actual rules and the ages to which they apply. I personally don't know if a sign that just says no kids is good enough. Is a 15 year old a kid? What about a 12 yr old? In our public pools here the signs that I have seen have been clear, they usaully state NO CHILDREN UNDER (varies from 8 to 14) ALLOWED IN HOT TUBS. So I wonder how well signed and defined the rules are, are some lines better at enforcement than others.? It sounds like Carnival has a problem with this.
On our recent cruise on Brillance of the Seas, I witnessed ship's personnel asking pre-teens very nicely to leave the hot tub... and they did. Bless his heart... if I had more clothes on I may have tipped him ()