Great post Dave. It's obvoiusly none of my business if some here want their under 21 children to be able to consume alcahol on a cruise. As Dave points out, it is the business of the crew and they have rules and consequence for the staff. At many ports of call the drinking age is 18. That would be the best place to allow them a drink or two with you if you feel you need to allow them to drink with you.