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  1. Oh it's really up to the parents and child. Like I said I saw a kid barely big enough just walk right up to the blue slide that went straight down and just plunge right in it. This is a slide most adults were afraid of. If you do take him in start out with the smaller slides and if he's okay then go for the bigger slides. I will say this the workers are on top of things and it's safe.
  2. This depends. Some of the slides are pretty scary/intense. With that said I did see a kid barely large enough just fire himself right down one slide with no fear. One thing I always ask myself is if my child is "just" big enough how safe will they be? Remember most of these rides only require height but to me weight is equally important. A tall thin child is going to be thrown around in some of these slides and you will get a lot of speed built up. I will say this, if your son is tall enough, weighs enough and can swim without any support devices then it may be worth it if they use the slides. Has your son gone down larger water slides yet? There is a kids splash area that has smaller water slides right outside of the water park that is free to use. Had we known this going in we probably would not have bought my 5 year old a pass. She did use the wave pool (with her swimming arms on) but did not go down any slide. My five year old is about 44 inches tall and weighs about 43 pounds. She will probably learn to swim this summer but still isn't comfortable putting her face under yet. You may be able to contact RCCL and ask if you can get her a wristband to enter the park with you, but my wife and I just switched off riding slides with my older son and she played in the free splash area (which is literally right outside of the park).
  3. LOL, I walked through at midnight (rest of family was sleeping) and no one was there to bother me. I saw a bunch of Thomas Kinkade that I use as my computer background. I was like, why would I pay someone for that?
  4. I always thought it a weird mixture to suddenly buy expensive art while cruising. If you're going to drop a lot of money on art I would think an independent gallery would be the place to do that, not _______ of the Seas.
  5. No. The ship has a mixture of everyone on board. Being the ship is so large there are still plenty of spaces where seniors can enjoy quiet time away from kids. The schooner lounge on Deck #6 is usually very quiet. There is a Jazz club on Deck #4 and of course the solarium offers plenty of "kids free zone" space to relax. The main hot tub/pool at the front of the solarium is usually crowded but the hot tubs to the sides of the solarium (by the entrances) are usually relaxing. If you sail suites there is even more quiet space available.
  6. I'm not a Diamond but did sail GS on the Symphony a few weeks ago. It took me to the 6th day to even notice the DL lounge tucked way down on Deck #4. What a horrible spot for a lounge. Might as well put it on Deck #0 with a view of the ocean floor.
  7. RCCL takes this stuff very seriously. They have assigned a team to look into this.
  8. As others have said the CL is convenient to the CK and suite benefits. We traveled with two kids and had a GS on Deck #10 of Symphony (10254) and used the CK to eat almost every meal (never ate in the MDR all week). My kids don't take long in the bathroom but having an extra bathroom is nice. The thing we did enjoy about being in a GS was it's location for doing everything else. We were literally in the middle of the ship so getting to Deck #5 where most of the action happens was fast, getting to the front of the ship to drop our 5 year old off at Adventure Oceans (Deck #14) was fast, getting to the pools was easy or just about anywhere because of our location. If you're in a CL you have to wait for elevators sometimes to get all the way up to Deck #17 (or you have a lot of stairs). We hardly heard any outside noise in a 10254 suite since Deck #10 is nothing but rooms. Finally as others have said if you can't pick your CL suite you run the risk of over looking the basketball, mini-golf, flow rider area which can get noisy. To me I would only book a CL suite if you can pick a side room that over looks the ocean. If you want a GS pick Decks 9-11 (Deck #12 is right under pools). Of course any suite is better than a non-suite!
  9. It's hard to tell from outside the WP the line size especially on Daredevil since the line wraps up the steps. But as others have mentioned RCCL will work out better plans, the staff will get trained better and long lines for good slides are just the norm.
  10. Agree with this post. Like I said we were on Symphony there on 5/17 and you could dock two smaller ships at another time and still have less people on the island. Also like I mentioned way back the slides had green/red lighting systems at the top that clearly were not functioning yet since the staff was using walkie-talkie's and visual to send the next slider. Once these systems are working I expect the park to function much more efficiently. I will say this the staff did the best they could. I did witness a change of staff at the top of the Daredevil slide and the new guy started instructing people how to slide (crossed arms/crossed legs) and the guy he relieved wasn't instructing anyone just saying, "GO". The staff needs better training because these slides are not toys.
  11. I assume both my wife and myself should join (right now only I belong) the Crown & Anchor club? We would both get points for the same cruise correct? If so should I have my kids join as well since they took the cruise? I'm always leery about putting my kids information out on the net.
  12. I'm guessing it is both. Lawyers have ruined everything fun in the world (and so has money).
  13. On the island maps they said "OPENING DECEMBER of 2019". I wouldn't hold my breath.
  14. Did not know that. I'm glad I didn't grow up in the lawyer driven Nanny States of America we've turned into.
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