Posted February 10th, 2013, 09:22 PM
Last edited by rebeccalouiseagain; February 10th, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I am a single mother and have been cruising with my son (now 12) for the past 12 years. We've been on Royal 3 times. EOS is a large ship and it is often difficult to find one another if they are permitted to roam aimlessly. If your kids are 11 or under- do not give them signing out privileges. You will always be looking for one another.
As for safety- that's a relative term. I think they are safer on a ship than on land and I've allowed my son to go from place to place alone. As long as your kids are well behaved and won't be pushing all the buttons on the elevator or running in the halls, etc.- then it's not really an issue. I just know that no matter how hard you teach them things- like don't go swimming without asking me- they sometimes don't obey. So- if they want to go get a slice of pizza and come right back- that's one thing. Leaving them to their own devices without supervision for hours on end is not safe.
What my son does is look at the schedule of activities to see what he will enjoy. Drop the kids off when they want to go- then check on them every couple of hours to see if they want to go. This isn't difficult on a ship. It isn't hard to check on them.
Adventure Ocean is a lot of fun and I think your kids will love it.
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