Posted March 22nd, 2013, 12:13 PM
Looking to do a Viking cruise in 2014. Does the veranda suite sleep 3? It doesn't say on the website. The sitting room has a couch.
Also, is a river cruise appropriate for a child? 11 year old DS who is well traveled. TIA.
Well, my well-traveled 10yo (at the time) DS really enjoyed our Nile River cruise this past summer. So did his sisters. In fact, our tour guide gave him a special prize/award because he was able to answer so many of the questions asked during some of the tours. No special kids menu, no programs for kids needed. (My kids have always preferred real food versus chicken nuggets anyways) We lounged around the ship and read, played cards, talked to others - just like everyone else on the ship. The one "splurge" we made was a beverage package so they were able to drink sparkling water, juices and soda. That's something we've never done on a vacation before and they *loved* that little perk.
If your DS loves to travel, is at all interested in Europe (European history, culture, foreign languages or anything else) then I think it could be a very good experience. It can also be a good experience for your family to get quality time together and experience new things together. And I wouldn't worry one bit about the "dangers" others have spoken to. It's the elderly passengers who are losing their balance that are probably at greater risk of a fall than an 11yo.
Can't answer your question about the rooms, sorry.