Posted August 30th, 2011, 10:36 AM
My experience with the CL is limited to one cruise vacation, ten years ago on the Explorer .... but my "recollection" was that the lounge was not a "bar atmosphere" but rather a quiet, sort of nice place set aside for GS and above to "escape the unwashed masses" for breakfast, coffee and pre-dinner libations & appetizers. Haven't really thought about it too much, but wouldn't necessarily be opposed to kids being allowed during cocktail time.
I see your point and agree with what you are saying. However, it is my opinion kids are not banned because it's a bar atmosphere. Otherwise, kids wouldn't be allowed anywhere on board the ship.
They are banned during the cocktail hours because during that time, not only is there alcohol served, but the lounge is a grown-up atmosphere and the presence of kids would only cheapen it. Speaking for myself, the last thing I want is to have someone else's little angels who can do no wrong in the eyes of their parents, or a screaming baby in this particular venue.
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