Labadee Adventure Ocean Area

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#1
Central PA
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Joined Jul 2006
Please share your experiences using the Adventure Ocean facilities on Labadee. I'm curious, especially interested in the 3-5 age group experiences but any info would be appreciated.
#2
Florida
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Joined Apr 2013
I thought I read that the AO will take kids out to an enclosed area on the island, but not sure what activities they have. Hopefully someone who has used this service will have more details. We are not going to Labadee on our cruise, or else I would be able to give you more details in a few weeks. .
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#3
83 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
Yes it's an enclosed area but they didn't do anything but play in the sand. We payed out close by in case they did something interesting. Only about five kids there...was disappointed they didnnotnhave more to do
#4
Clark, NJ, USA
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Joined May 2004
I guess most families want to enjoy the beach and do fun family things rather than send the kids to AO that day - at least we do. They can't even take them in the water, way too much liability.
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Geri
#5
We live on a small lake in rural Nebr.
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Joined Oct 2003
We didn't use it, but it is a fairly small enclosed area by the water park. On our stop, there were hardly any kids there. It didn't look like they were doing much with the kids but letting them play.

We had 7 kids with us, youngest five, so I was interested just in case he wanted to play there, but there was so much else for the kids to do it wasn't necessary. I'd only use it if you need some alone time or want to do something like the zip line that's not for small children.
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SciFi
#6
21 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
We planned on taking our kids there, but quickly changed our minds when we saw it. It was just a concrete circular wall and only sand on the ground with a few toys. Majority of it was directly in the sun and they were very close to the beach where they are probably staring at the ocean the whole time wishing they could swim in it. Looked miserable to us. Kid's Club is much better on the boat for sure
#8
Central PA
779 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
I visited Labadee this week and found the area quite disappointing. The water play table was in a state of disrepair, the water cannons were not working and the concrete was too hot for bare feet. The adventure ocean area adjacent to the kids water play area appeared to be no more than a pavilion with a 3 foot high wall around it. I would not feel comfortable dropping a young child off at this outdoor venue. I'm not sure why they don't just keep the ship board facilities open instead for people who want childcare at this port.

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