Patrick - Answered a Question by Woolfe (09 Oct 07 21:36)

I took my 6 children on a P&O cruise which I may add equalled their idea of a holiday to Disney Florida. My youngest was 7yr through to the eldest 17year. The childrens club was secure and never away from the on look of a crew member. I did allow my teenagers to roam the ship at will, they was far more interested with the activities of the ship then climbing rails, which came to their shoulders, of course I would use common sense if you had a mischievous child and keep him of deck. I found if they were not in our company a member of the ships crew was interested in looking out for them. One time we was sat at the pool 3 of the children was sat around on loungers not deciding what to do next within minutes a childrens crew member was there to challenge them to a game of football and we got back to serious sunbathing. Brilliant we'e planning the next one and I daren't leave the children they wounldn't forgive me.

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Turnbull - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 17:10)

We have 3 children -on our first cruise they were 2yrs, 7yrs and 9yrs . FABULOUS ! At those ages they didnt go far without us anyway but now the older ones -aged 11 and 9- go to the minigolf /basketball/football /kids clubs alone . They know not to go on deck 12 which has been the only one with railings unless with us and not to go in anyones cabin- . We are very protective of our children but feel they are VERY safe . We bought walkie -talkies after our first cruise to save leg work and wasted time at meeting points - so we can be in constant touch . Our eldest -on our last RCL cruise had a lot of freedom and even went to feed himself in the s/s restaurant and we meet him in the show after his busy day footballing .. The great news is -none can run away with them when you are at sea !!!! when in port they will be with you off ship and if you stay on ship the children wouldnt get off alone the staff would quiery it . It is our childrens favourite holiday !!!

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McCoy - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 17:56)

The ships are very safe for children, they have their own clubs to go to where they are supervised and on special occasions they can be looked after.

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Castro - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 20:01)

Usually cruiselines ask that children are supervised by their parents at all times for obvious reasons unless they are in the designated kids clubs that abound on most cruise.

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bates - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 21:03)

Fantastically safe. They can't get off, they can't fall off, and there are so many staff around to watch the kids if you aren't with the.

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Sambells - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 21:55)

We have cruised twice with our two children aged 10 (12) and 13 (15). We felt confident that they could come and go, knowing they couldn't get off the ship or strangers get on. The younger groups are more supervised, the teenagers given more independance.

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pipes - Answered a Question by Woolfe (08 Oct 07 22:05)

Thr royal carrib is far better than the rest the kids clubs are great and all meet at certain times they also dine there sometimes and even have a pirates night were the kids come through the restarunt whilst your dinning we allways go 2 nd sitting with the kids no problem at all depending on the age of the kids i would recomend a walkie talkie to keep in touch for collecting from the clubs enjoy it they are well looked after.

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HALL - Answered a Question by Woolfe (09 Oct 07 07:43)

My family and I are going on the Island Escape on Tuesday the 16th, can someone please give me a review or any tips, its our first cruise! Thank.

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Williams - Answered a Question by Woolfe (09 Oct 07 08:06)

We have cruised 3 times now with our children now aged 6 & 15 and would say it is very safe, they really cannot fall overboard unless you wanted to throw them off ! The sides are v high, no worries. Likewise we always take walkie talkies and use them all the time. The childrens activities are v well supervised and they are always careful at collecting time, you must produce ID. It is by far our favourite way of taking a holiday now and the children seem to love it even more than we do - go for it .

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o'sullivan - Answered a Question by Woolfe (09 Oct 07 08:12)

What a silly question!!! A cruise ship is a moving object with a rail for any disobedient child to climb on. If you keep it in the cabin the whole of the time it should be safe ... best still leave it at home .

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