Children on SS
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This is very ironic. On my last 3 cruises, I made the suggestion to have Bingo by the pool. All 3 Social Directors nixed the idea. Reason was, "they do not want to disturb the people who are reading and snoozing". As you mentioned, who is going to be able to use the 1 pool??????? Hopefully, they will have the children use it after 5PM. It starts thinning out at that time. I was thinking of booking the Spirit for Thanksgiving 2010, but am having 2nd thoughts.
Hopefully, Silversea will not start running "kids sail free" programs. The result of this on Regent's Alaska itinerary has been up to 100 children per week on board. While these are also easy to avoid, the ship (the Mariner in this case) gets more wear and tear during the summer months.
Note: I don't hate children. . . . just "been there done that"
wripro, I'm with you. If this is what SS wants to do, then it may be time to move on. I can understand them wanting to get a different demographic group, but proof is in the pudding that the "Baby Boomer" generation has the $$$$. We are not the ones that are going into foreclosure. It's the 20 & 30 and very early 40's that have decided to burn the candle at both ends. Yeah, SS may get a good group for a year or 2, but will they come back, I doubt it.
I wonder if anyone from SS is reading this??????
Verywell said, Well Seasoned.
Would this be school holidays for anyone? It isn't in Australia but our seasons are upside down to the northern hemisphere.
I'm travelling a long long way and I don't want to be on a cruise ship with loads of childen.
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I'm looking at the Spirit for Oct/Nov 2010.... Would this be school holidays for anyone? It isn't in Australia....Nor in Europe nor (IIRC) North America.
now i've taken my kids on SS and they had a great time but....
they HATE kids clubs, like to sit and relax by the pool and eat good food...
if it had been kid central or even geared that way I doubt we would have even chosen that cruise...
there are plenty of ships catering for kids and no where near enough catering for people who want a civilised adult experience...
One of the major problems for so many holidaying in the land of Aus is the lack of kid free places...because so many places have listened to what the majority of market wants..to the point where they have no market any longer or at most a minimal share of a huge pie..sometimes it's better to get 50 percent of a 100gm pie than 5 percent of a 200gram one!
On Regent at Christmas, I think there were about 60 kids, and they did dominate the pool, but there was no screaming and never more than 3 or 4 of them in there at a time, and possibly one of their parents at any given time.
The childrens programme we are developing is seasonal, not year round. One of the reasons we are offering a children's program is that we already get children on many of our summer cruises, particularly in Alaska and the Med. When there are a number of children on Silversea it can potentially impact our adult population from fully enjoying their cruise. So the idea was to create a children's program to keep the children occupied with scheduled activities so that their being on board does not impact the adults that do not have children from fully enjoying their Silversea cruise experience. Also, this is not being offered on the Cloud and Wind at this time. By having a scheduled program it enhances the on board experience for all guests - adults and children alike.
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