Posted February 17th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Last edited by rebeccalouiseagain; February 17th, 2013 at 01:41 PM
To the OP- when you board, the kids 11 and under get wrist bands which they are required to wear regardless of whether or not they are participating in the youth program. These wrist bands indicated each child's muster station in the event of an emergency. So they do know if the child is 11 or under. Kids 12 and older don't wear the wrist bands. There is no registration with the teen program and kids can come and go as they please.
An 11 year old is not going to feel comfortable in the teen program. My son is 12 and had his first taste of the teen program on our last cruise on Serenade of the Seas. He made friends with a couple kids there and liked them but I think the older teens sort of took over in the evening and my son said by 10PM it was all older (15 and up) teens. So I think my son would have been better off in the 9-11 age group.
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