Your children will have a great time. We went on the Carnival Pride in September during the school season, our 12 year old was with us, and there were still quite a few kids on the ship. She stayed so busy that we had to threaten her to eat supper with us every night. Don't worry, they will have so much to do!! What we did is the first night we went to the Camp Carnival meeting and met the teen directors, received the schedule for her, from there she made her plans and told us where she would be and when she would be back to the cabin. They had teen disco for them every night, scananger hunts and swimming under the stars, also pizza parties. So believe me, you will probably never see your kids the entire time.