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Does anyone have the exact kids crew schedule for the NCL Star cruise to Alaska? If someone could scan it in, or just copy the hours and activity titles I'd sure appreciate it.

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Can you confirm the age breakdown. We will have a nine year old and an 11 year old and would like them to be in the same group. We will be on the transition cruise in September but since it is a 7 day cruise, I would guess there would be no change in the program. I would love to see the daily activities they have for the kids.

 

Carol

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SeattleChris,

Any particular age group? I have them here and plan to post them with my review.

 

Just wondering if I have missed the review from poster. I was interested in getting a copy of the kids program on the Star. If anyone else has this available, can you post it here or to my e-mail address at cruiser@dslextreme. com

 

Thanks everyone.

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The age brackets for the programs on our cruise were:

Kids Crew:

Ages 2-5

Ages 6-9

'Tweens Crew ages 10-12

and a teen program (I don't have that info handy).

 

In order to have age-appropriate activities and comfortable age groupings for the majority of kids, they discourage going outside of your age bracket category. I suppose it depends on the ship the degree of compliance to this, but the belief is that it is better for the group as a whole to respect the parameters.

 

Kids Crew schedule for ages 6-9, Norwegian Star, June 20, 2004

SUNDAY - Seatte, WA

 

Noon - 2:00 pm Welcome Aboard! Planet Kid's Open House & Registration

4:00 pm Norwegian Star Sailaway Party

4:00pm-6:00pm FREE VIDEO ARCADE PLAY!

7:00pm-8:00pm Kid's Crew Orientation & Meet your friendly youth staff

8:00pm-9:00pm Late registration (Missed the Meeting?)

9:00pm-10:00pm Family Trivia!

 

 

 

MONDAY - At Sea

 

9:00 am “Super Morning Club!”

10:00am Get to know your fellow cruisers

Noon Parent Pick up time

2:00pm-3:00pm Family Pizza Party!

3:30 pm Calling “B2?” BINGO

5:00 pm Parent Pick up time

7:00pm-8:00pm Kids Crew Dinner

**Kids need to be signed up by 5pm today to attend**

8:30 pm Spy Night! Learn some Spy Games!

10:00pm Parent Pick up time

10:00pm-1 am Group sitting (sign up by 12:00 noon, today—extra fee)

 

TUESDAY - Juneau

Noon - 5:00 pm Port Play (Please call #13770 by 5:00 pm, Mon. – extra fee)9:00 am Cartoons and Breakfast with your Kid's Crew Counselors!

10:30am Time to make...Wizard Wands at Diagon Alley

Noon Parent Pick up time

7:00 pm Harry Potter: The Philosopher's Stone

10:00pm Parent pick up time

10:00pm - 1 am Group sitting (sign up by 12:00 noon today – extra fee)

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY - Skagway

7:00am-5:00pm Port Play (Please call by 5 pm Tuesday -- extra fee)

7:00 pm List-o-rama and Insanity

8:00pm-9:15pm “It's Fame” Jean Ann Ryan Company (Stardust Theater)

Please sign in by 7:45 pm. There is NO sign in at the show

10:00 pm Parent Pick up time

10:00pm-1 am Group sitting (sign up by noon today -- extra fee)

 

THURSDAY - Glacier Bay / At Sea

9:00 am Good morning cartoon and morning snack!

10:00am Glacier watching – bring a jacket **weather permitting**

Noon Parent pick up time

1:00 pm Special guest presentation by the park ranger!

2:00 pm Olympic sport games! Team challenges

4:00 pm Parent Pick up time

7:00 pm Kid's Choice – Free play

7:30pm-8:30pm Magic Comedy Show! (Stardust Theater)

Please sign in by 7:15 pm. There is NO sign in at the show.

10:00 pm Parent Pick up time

10:00pm-1 am Group sitting (must sign up by noon today – extra fee)

 

 

 

FRIDAY - Ketchikan

6:00 am - Noon Port play (please call by 5pm, Thursday – extra fee)

2:00 pm Arrh, Pirates have taken over our ship!

5:00 pm Parent pick up time

7:00 pm Let's make helicopters and learn how to fly!!

7:30 pm-9:15pm “Cirque Asia” Jean Ann Ryan Company (Stardust Theater)

Please sign in by 7:15 pm. There is NO sign in at the show

10:00pm Parent pick up time

10:00pm-1 am Group sitting (sign up by noon today – extra fee)

 

SATURDAY - Victoria, BC

6:00pm–10:00pm Port Play (Please call by 5:00 pm, Friday – extra fee)

9:00 am Bed head morning and breakfast!

10:00am “Polar Bear” Pajama Jam!

Remember to wear your pajamas!

Noon Parent pick up time

2:00 pm Meet and greet the Jane Ann Ryan company

3:30 pm Farewell Freeze and bop dance party!

5:00 pm Parent pick up time

10:00pm-1 am Group sitting (sign up by noon today – extra fee)

 

SUNDAY - Back in Seattle, WA Thanks for cruising with the N. Star!

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There was also some information about Junior Star Seekers tryouts, etc, but on our sailing these were changed, as the Junior SS was combined with the adult and rehearsals, etc. were at other times.

 

The extra charge is $5.00 per hour, per child for the Port Play and late night group sitting. Any additional child within the same family is $3 per hour.

 

With the night hours in port and the non-stop activity, we didn't get our kids to Kid's Crew all that often. We considered it a success, though, as whenever we had time to get there, the kids wanted to go. From our observation, the counselors were nice, interested in the kids, and hard working.

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ughh,

 

first I wrote this in an office program, so that I could have margins and tabs, etc. When I pasted it over here, all the formatting was lost. From there, I just inserted spaces where I wanted tabs, so that the time schedules would be easier to read. Those went away too, when I hit submit. It was much easier to read the other way, but I hope this gets the information out there okay.

 

Julie

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We chose NCl because the grouping in the website and in

their brochere said 9-12. Our kids are 9 and 11.

At the time of the cruise my grandson will be 3 mo away

from 10, and my niece will have just turned 11. They

want to be in the same group. My grandson is probably

as tall as most 11 year olds, so I don't think he is going to

like being in with 6 yearolds. If it comes to that, he will

choose to stay out all together.

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Thanks, Chis for posting.

 

As my sister posted above, we have been given strict instructions by the parents that we keep the cousins together at all times. So hopefully they will allow us to do this. The one thing, by going in September the number of kids will be much smaller then a group going in June so they may allow a bit more

flexibility, especially since the 9 year old is only a couple of months shy of being 10 at the time we cruise.

 

Appears they keep the kids busy with lots of fun things to do.

 

Carol

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Carol (WCAB), ZimmerJulie is the one who deserves the credit.

 

ZimmerJulie, by the way, does "port play" mean what it seems-- that for a fee the kids crew staff will watch your kids while the ship is in port? I might consider that for a Saturday night stop at Victoria on the star because I'm thinking the young ones will not enjoy Butchart Gardens. It does raise the question on what happens if the port time changes-- does the port play automatically cover the time until the last shore excursion is done?

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Yes, Chris, that is what Port Play is. As long as your kids are potty trained, they will watch them while you are in port. I would imagine that if Victoria is extended, they could probably have the program available till 1:00 am, as they usually do for late night babysitting anyway, if there is enough interest.

 

 

I don't know how old your kids are, or their interests, but ours really love going to gardens. I do know that we cover considerably less ground with the kids along, as the little one is likely find a sloped path that she likes and just want to run on it for a few hours;) .

 

On another note:

I hope that the Kids Crew staff can accommodate your needs regarding the cousins and kids staying together in the age groupings. I would say that in September there would be a greater chance of having more ages together in the same group. We had a LOT of families aboard on the June 20 sailing. We all know that it is impossible to pigeon-hole kids and their social/play development or comfort levels. Hopefully it will not be a problem for you.

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ZimmerJulie,

 

Thanks for the information. It has been very helpful. Sure looking forward to a little vacation time.

 

Carol

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I, too, what to thank you for the information. I have been on close to 40 cruises, but the next one, Halloween NCL Star, I will be taking my 9 year old nephew. This will be a first for me, a kid on a cruise. Yikes. Looks like he will be more than busy and allow me to relax on the balcony and watch the world go by, for which "nephew" says is "boring dude".

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