Originally posted by alisontheice
We have been talking for some time now about a European/Mediterranean cruise this summer. We have a son who will be 5 by next summer. Anyone have any opinions on what they like best? We have cruised on Disney and liked it. We have also been on Norwegian and Celebrity.

We found an itinerary we liked on Norwegian but we are curious about Royal Caribbean and also Disney. We figured 10 days at least for any cruise. A good kids program is a must as is a nice pool.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
My niece's son, now 5, has been cruising since he was 6 months old. He's been in kids programs on most of the 10 (!) cruises he's been on, including Norwegian. He loves the activities and is always busy.
Agree with others about not overdoing with shore excursions, unless it's something you think he'll love doing. Most ships have very nice pools, too, and special ones for the kids in the kids programs.
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Past Large Ship Cruises:

January 2016 - NCL Epic - Canary Island and Morocco from Barcelona (ship didn't dock in Morocco due to sea issues)
November 2014 - NCL Getaway - Eastern Caribbean
December 2013 - NCL Jade - Western Mediterranean
September 2013 - NCL Gem - Canada and New England
January 2013 - NCL Jade - Mediterranean & Holy Land
September 2012 - Carnival Glory - Canada and New England

January 2011 - NCL Jade - Eastern Mediterranean
May/June 2010 - NCL Sun - Scandinavian Capitals & St. Petersburg
December 2009 - NCL Gem - Bahamas
May 2009 - NCL Pearl - Alaska

Past River Cruises - Grand Circle :
August 2010 - Ancient Egypt and the Nile River
May 2008 - Russia Revealed
March 2008 - Holland and Belgium in Springtime
November 2005 - Great Rivers of Europe