We are considering a 9 day cruise that has 4 days at sea. It's the Norwegian Spirit R/T from Barcelona to Canary Islands. The first two days of the cruise are at sea. Three ports followed by a day at sea, one last port, and final day at sea. The ship doesn't have a rock wall/ ice rink/ water slides, etc. so we're relying on kids programs to stave off boredom. I'm wondering if it might get repetitious for my kids. (Ages 9, 11 & 13 when we sail)
Kids have cruised before and cruised NCL during the off-season. Last year we went on the Jade Mediterranean during the same school break period and there were hardly any other kids onboard. Some of the family activities were cancelled because we were the only ones to show up. They combined ages 5-12 and sometimes didn't even have a dozen kids. It was a fairly port-intensive trip, so it wasn't a huge problem. But for this itinerary, I'm a bit more concerned. My oldest will be in the teen group for the first time, but she still really likes organized activities. I believe I read that they cancel if they don't have enough kids show up.
I have checked the roll call and there's only one person on the roll call for this sailing, there's tons of cabins available and the cruise is less than 4 months away. In other words, I'm not hopeful there will be a lot of kids onboard.