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We are taking our 8 year old grandaughter with us and we have had many answers to this question we think it will be very good and looking forward to it
Hope you also have a nice holiday.
Thank you for your comment. I hope your Holiday will be a good one, When are you going? if you are going before the 26th Nov I would be greatful if you could let me know how your holiday went especially the kids club? My daughter is really looking forward to going and hopefully having a wounderful time.
We are going on the 4th November (Transatlantic) we are going for three weeks so will not get home till 27th Nov but we are sure you will have a great time
Anyway have a great holiday .
I took my 2 children on ov2 in June for 1 week and we loved it the only problem was we dident stay for 2 weeks.
The kids club for your little girl is called the base camp and is at the back of deck 14. It has ride on cars, playstations, ball pools, films showing and loads of other activities. The staff are fantastic and they keep the kids entertained from 10am until around 11pm. There is golf nets outside of the kids club and also a large chess game to play. You will have to sign her in and then when you collect her sign out.
There is a kids tea in the Plantaions restaurant at 5 o clock although i never took my children as with the buffet dining we ate whenever we wanted as a family which we found was better than formal sittings on some cruie ships.
The entertainment at night in the marquee was commedians and tribute acts and although there was children watching I found my children prefered to go to the kids club and be with their friends.
There was entertainment in the other bars such as a quiz and singers and commedians but again my children opted to stay in the kids club.
The freedom to move act is good for the kids and they will love the acrobats. This is at night on deck and is really good.
The kids can have a drinks bottle that you can buy for £15.00 and you can have these refilled at any of the bars so if you want to leave the kids in the kids club they have their drinks with them although the club does cater well for the kids and it is air conditioned.
There are 2 pools on board one for adults only and one for everyone and the time we were there we never found them to be too overcrowded. There is also a sega village amusement arcade on deck 8 although you will need £1.00 coins and when we were there they had a 1 hour free play in the afternoons.
I hope this review helps.
I would like to say thank you for the review this as put my mind at rest and i am now looking forward to my holiday in November I had my concerns now i feel happy to be travellig on the OV2.
Just returned from a week on OV2 with my 3 year old granddaughter. She was really looking forward to joining in at the kids club and was keen to go along as soon as we arrived. It is very should have been useful as it is open from 9am until 11pm shutting between 5pm and 6pm for tea. Unfortunately there were very few children even in this age group and after the first visit didn't want to go back. The activities were pretty much the same everyday and I think the staff found it hard to get motivated when they often out numbered the children. My granddaughter did venture back for an hour on a couple of occasions when she wanted to make a mask or do some colouring.
To be fair I think she would have enjoyed it a lot more if there had been more children (obviously nothing OV can do about that).
Something we did find really good was the play area around the paddling pool, the pool itself in under a canopy and has lots of toys to play with in the water. Also there was space to ride little tikes cars and bikes around. This area is gated and netted but not supervised by staff and has sunbeds and chairs solely for the parents of the younger children who use this area, this was great as it was safe, we never had a problem finding a sunbed and everyone there had a younger child so the odd tantrum went completely unnoticed!