Posted July 13th, 2014, 03:51 AM
We were just on the Getaway a little over a month ago. My experience on ANY of the NCL ships have been nothing but awesome. Our (now 6 year old) daughter has been cruising with us since she was 3 and doing about 2 cruises a year. She absolutely LOVES the kids club and begs to stay. Then begs to go back when she's away.
They treat the kids so good and have structured activities and daily themes that they do. One day is pirate day, another princess/prince day and so on. They will construct thing that have to do with the daily theme...like make hats for pirate night, paint their faces, have a treasure hunt, go on a walk around the ship chanting songs for everyone to see (a parade). They have open gym play (on the slides and jungle gyms), story time, arts & crafts and so on. There's always something to do. On the night of the "Glow" party for the adults, they also have a mini-glow party for the kids as well. They give them glow sticks, play music and dance, have a stage and on so. They have a blast.
They practice all week long for a "circus" that the kids perform in the theater doing tricks and dress up like animals. The kids love it.
I have to say that the staff on the ships are equally amazing as well. They are not someone they just hire off the street that applied for the job. The counselors have DEGREES that relate to childhood and development. Some have several degrees. They are so amazing with the children. We have even ran into a staff member that was on a previous cruise and remembered our daughter! Tell me how amazing is that when they see hundreds of kids a week.