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  1. It spilled over to deck 3 in blaze across from the comedy club like you said. Also the 3 drink vouchers like always.
  2. We did a 12 night souther Caribbean on the Grandeur with a 2 and 7 year old. No issues. It was fine. The only thing is the nursery on the grandeur is closed during the midday, but that won’t be an issue for you because you have grandparents. We did it with an inside cabin for 4, and during nap time one of us would just read a kindle or watch the iPad while the little one slept. Prior to Covid we’d do the grandeur at least once per year. The nursery is open for open play midday while the nursery is closed for actual child care. Only annoying thing is food
  3. RCI and NCL have the best entertainment, but it can be very ship dependent. The Oasis and Anthem class ships in the RCI fleet have a wide variety but the smaller vision and radiance and smaller class ships have very limited entertainment. Activities wise, RCI, NCL and CCL all have a large quantity of activities and it is highly ship dependent, so ultimately, you will need to do some research regarding the individual ship you would be booming. The entertainment on X, HAL, And Princess are not bad, it’s just that the more family focused lines have a wider variety of entertainment
  4. Been on all on that list except costa and MSC. It would take a post a mile long to encompass all the differences and similarities between the lines. Could you be maybe a little more specific as to what you are specifically looking for and what is important to you?
  5. Yes it operates the exact same. But keep in mind different ships may have different hours for the nursery, but the kids club hours are standardized on all ships. There can be some variability regarding adventure time dining so that may not be as consistent we have found, but the standard hours of 9-12, 2-5, 7-10 (with late night party zone) for the kids club are standardized regardless of itinerary.
  6. I ask because I grew up in Russell, so I am a Red Devil at heart (sorry, just can’t root for the Tomcats😀), and we live in Ashland now. Ashland is a pretty sad place now. Most would be kicking and screaming being drug to Ashland and definitely not the other way around. Since Ashland moved the HQ, and Armco/AK steel got shutdown along with OLBH there isn’t much left. It’s pretty much a ghost town. My son is D on his own points since he was 5. Was scheduled to make D+ by 9 this last Sept but Covid hit. My daughter was even faster. Hit D by 3 on own points. Obviously they get the D
  7. It was on the Freedom. The moment we walked in we never even got to try and sit. The Concierge immediately came over and asked us to leave. We were on the Brilliance in 2014 with just our 3 year old at the time, as our daughter was not yet born, on a Northern Atlantic TA from London to Boston and no issues. Went every night for 14 nights. The 7 night Caribbean we got rejected within 20 seconds of walking in the door. We just dropped the kids off at the nursery and kids club when it opened at 7 after that first night and went without them. It was highly inconsistent for a while
  8. Thankfully the Diamond lounge policy regarding kids has gotten much laxer over the last couple years as the Average age of diamonds has dropped. In 2015 she got kicked out at 9 months of age (as did my 5 year old) but now when we go to the DL and CL they immediately get them a sprite (their favorite) in regards to the MDR, we find it very accommodating toward kids and the waiters do an amazing job. We like to go for breakfast as it is much more relaxing that getting up 50 times to fetch a napkin, food, drink, etc.
  9. From your previous statements there was no indication you were referring to land vacations, and never in my comments was there ever mention of quarantine. The comments were strictly related to living life on land vs a day (good or bad) on a cruise ship. I cannot imagine many people who would choose ship quarantine over a regular day at home on land. For many that vacation on land, especially families with school age children, that often means renting a beach condo, a cabin in the woods, or an Airbnb. For a family, that often entails some degree of cleaning and cooking
  10. For most parents I know, virtual schooling takes the same amount of time it took for us when we homeschooled our kids, which is about 2-3 hours based on the assignments for the days. That being said homeschooling is easier than virtual school, but for logistical reasons we have stopped homeschooling. My kids have been in school the entire year in person. Their school day is 7 hours and about 15 min-1 hour of Homework. They are in kindergarten and 4th grade. We have homeschooled them on a ship and it has gone relatively well. And due to quarantine requirements due to t
  11. Because a day on a cruise ship doing 2-3 hours of work is still a infinitely better than a day on land. Its just like how those that say, “Even a bad day on a cruise is still better than a day on land.” Same concept.
  12. I don’t think it took the pandemic to figure that out.
  13. Yes. We just had to have our kids recently just miss school for 2 days when we were in Hawaii due to Hawaii being 5 hours behind the East coast and they are sleeping when it’s 9AM EDT and 4AM in Hawaii. The TA is tempting because it puts them a couple hours ahead based on where you are in the Atlantic Ocean, so they will easily be awake for a virtual class if the teacher has one that day.
  14. I have done 4 TAs with my kids. Ages as low as 13 months. On these cruises we have had anywhere from 6-29 children ages 0-18 years of age. There are practically no kids on TAs. We have done 3 on RCI and 1 on NCL. Virtually no kids on either line.
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