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Has anyone placed their children in the Norwegian Jewel Kid Crew Program or any Norwegian Kid Crew Program? Our family is a fan of Princess, but Princess does not offer a 7 day Mediterranean cruise:( We are tacking the cruise on to an existing vacation in France (family reunion) and we have limited vacation time.

NCL’s web page mentions there is a charge of $5.00/hour while at port. Has anyone been able to talk NCL out of this charge? The Princess kids program is free (including port days). My son will be 5 when we plan to cruise. He is no stranger to cruising. This will be his 5th cruise (1 with RCCL and 4 with Princess).

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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My daughter has been on four NCL cruises and loved the Kids Club each time.


Here is how NCL Kids CLub works:


Kids Club is open while at sea. (From 9:00 a.m. to noon, then 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and then from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)


The actual "Kids CLub" is not open while in port or after 10:00 p.m.. What is available during those times is "Group Babysitting." The kids are not always seperated by ages like in regular Kids Club during Group Babysitting. Group Babysitting is available from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. each night and while in ports. It costs $5.00 per hour per child and no you cannot talk them out of the fee since it is a special service.


You also have to register for the group sitting times a day prior to using them.


Also, kids must be at least two years old and potty trained. If the child is older than 2 years and not potty trained, (for either Group Sitting or Kids Club), then the parents are given a beeper and will be called when diapers need changed. You cannot leave the ship in port if your child is not potty trained and you leave him in group sitting as the beepers won't work.


Also, kids 12 and under cannot sign themselves in and out of Kids Club, only a parent can do that.


Hope this helps.

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hey keystone, thanks for the info. The NCL website has slightly different information about hours than you mentioned. Here is what it says on NCL:


Sea days:

9 am – noon

2 pm – 5 pm

7 pm – 10 pm


Sea days & port days:

7 pm – 10 pm

I just didn't quite understand the last line you wrote there. would you mind explaining further? thanks.


You cannot leave the ship in port if your child is not potty trained and you leave him in group sitting as the beepers won't work.



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Looks like the hours have changed slightly or my memory might be a little off!


As far as the last statement: (lol, I didn't think that last statement looked clear when I typed it...sorry...) Let me try and clear it up.

If your child is not potty trained and you choose to leave him in Group Babysitting while in a port, you must remain on the ship. You cannot go ashore because the beepers they give you for diaper changing needs do not work ashore.


If your child is potty trained, then you can leave them in group sitting and go ashore.


Hope that clears it up.

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