Posted November 20th, 2013, 09:45 AM
I am not so much worried about any issues with kids, I am more thinking of the ship - the splash pool is not that huge, and the kids club is fairly small, so just wondering how our son would enjoy it if they are super crowded. He got spoiled his first cruise - there were maybe 5 or 6 kids in pool or kids club. I think if this number doubled, it would be fine, but if there number went up ten times or so, it might be too crowded. And if he isn't having fun, mom and dad aren't having fun...lol. Maybe it's all relative. 25 percent would be about 500 kids, and I just don't see Grandeur managing that many in the clubs. Then again, there are four port days, so maybe with excursions and such, it will only be crowded periodically. My wife thinks we should just bite the bullet and get used to crowds, as once he starts school, we will be somewhat forced to travel during peak times. Me, I am always looking for another option
. Next year he does not start pre-k until September, so we could travel in May or early June, and avoid some of the peak travel - but, at the moment, we have 8 day in a suite, and everything I am finding in those time frames are more expensive for less days, and in some cases, I would need to add airfare on top. I am really not into paying more for less...lol. But I will keep looking! Once the Grandeur gets back this year, hopefully some people will post and I can get a better idea of how things went.
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