We are getting excited about our upcoming cruise in March and I was hoping to find some sample activities (Compass) for these ages. Also, did you usually dine early, then go to the shows with the kids, then off to kids clubs after?
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If the kids are into the kid's club activites, then early seating is best....late seating means they will miss a good portion of the activities in the evening.Agree 100%...the organized activities (boys vs. girls sports night, for example) will take place during the late seating.
SarahD.......What were the ages of your kids when you went and did they enjoy the clubs? Were there some other events that they really liked and shouldn't be missed ( parades, etc) ?They were 5 and 8 the first time on Mariner, 8 and 11 second time on Freedom...Hannah (younger) loved the Kids Clubs. She is all about playing, 24/7. The Kids Club does a pirate parade one night that they are the stars of, and she loved that. They both liked to see the parades that came down the royal promenade. My older one, Zach, went to a few of the shows because he wasn't into whatever the kids were doing in his age group a few nights. He is more reserved and it's hard for him to make friends that quick. He's all about team competitions and game nights, but passes on watching movies and karoake type events. The magic shows are good, and the comedian should have one show that's family friendly, which my kids found very funny...even Hannah, who didn't get all the jokes. the Shrek character have been added since we've last sailed, so can't give you any info there. Oh, there was also a family scavenger hunt, which was great. We had a great time running around the ship together looking for items on the list. Got the bronze medal!
We went on Freedom last year with our kids 6,11,15. The each had a blast. My 15 year old loved the teen club blackjack tournament, my 11 year old had private flowrider lessons, which she loved and we couldn't get our 6 year old to leave adventure ocean. We chose the early dinner seating and it worked well. If you are doing western caribbean then stingray city in grand cayman is a must and noochi cocom beach in cozumel was a wonderful place for kids, lots to do and not crowded. The dragon tail coaster in labadee is a blast for all ages, buy the unlimited pass it will get used. Have funThank you for the great info. We were thinking about going to Playa Palancar in Cozumel to avoid the crowds, but I like the idea of the pool for the kids. How was the food and service at Nochi? Did you take the boat out to snorkel?