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1 hour ago, Tothesunset said:

It would seem that ageism's targets aren't only older people. 

It is not ageism or nastiness- it is a question of appropriateness.

 

Children are children- they can be  wonderful at one moment and have a meltdown shortly after. The SS brochures do not feature children, or teenagers and young adults partying around the pool………their market is an adult clientele who enjoy fine dining and services. 

 

Just as a passenger who enjoys the informality of dining in their shorts or swimwear would most likely choose another line, putting toddlers and even older children together with adults on a small ship with no activities is setting everyone up for a miserable time. When we experienced pool side cartwheels and 7 kids jammed into the hot tub it certainly didn’t feel as if we were on a luxury vessel. Unfortunately it seems that the very same parents who book a cruise with their young children also seem to abdicate their responsibilities on board.  If they looked after their kids we would not even be having this discussion.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Colgal said:

Unfortunately it seems that the very same parents who book a cruise with their young children also seem to abdicate their responsibilities on board.  If they looked after their kids we would not even be having this discussion.

 

 

So very true. The young people that we have enjoyed on cruises have been with attentive and responsible adults. But as others have commented, even with great parents/grand parents, a toddler is going to have some disruptive moments that may negatively impact other people's enjoyment. So why should I be paying full fare for the privilege of cruising with infants who sail for free or 75% off? Somehow that should be the other way around to compensate me for a less than satisfactory cruise!

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46 minutes ago, commodoredave said:

So very true. The young people that we have enjoyed on cruises have been with attentive and responsible adults. But as others have commented, even with great parents/grand parents, a toddler is going to have some disruptive moments that may negatively impact other people's enjoyment. So why should I be paying full fare for the privilege of cruising with infants who sail for free or 75% off? Somehow that should be the other way around to compensate me for a less than satisfactory cruise!

AMEN!

 

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