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Old 08-20-2007, 07:34 AM
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Good day! I am going to be on the Liberty next month. From what I noticed, there are 3 pools on board. Which are adult only and which typically seem less crowded? Also, which is the children's pool?
Versailles Pool (Lido)?
Coney Island Pool (Panorama)?
Tivoli Pool (Lido)
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You can believe that "adults only" nonsense if you want to. Every time that I tried to go to a pool (ANY pool), it was full of kids. It's just simply not enforced. Parents are going to put their kids in the water whether you like it or not. People will probably contest me on this but I have been on way to many ships and have seen this rule constantly broken.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:38 AM
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That's unfortunate, Doc. I love kids but there is a time and a place for everything. Maybe Carnival does not enforce the adult only pool because of the negative repercussions that might arise from the parents. Parents can get defensive sometimes.
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because of the negative repercussions that might arise from the parents. Parents can get defensive sometimes.
Bingo... No staff member want to be the resident killjoy. I have seen the infant rule enforced but that is different from children. With infants, you have the E.coli threat.
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I also believe that children aren't allowed in the hot tubs but I remember seeing kids in there. I am cruising the beginning of October. Maybe there won't be that many children at the pools because school will be in session most places.
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I can't speak for all Carnival ships, but on the Holiday this past March they had one hot tub designated as adults only and the other hot tub had no signage about adults - which I took to mean kids were allowed in that tub.
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Since most children will have just gone back to school, are there really that many kids on board in September? Or is it just like the summer and other designated holidays?

I'm 46 with no children by choice. I chose September because I was hoping there won't be a lot of school-aged hooligans. Cute, well-behaved babies and toddlers are okay by me, and because of the poop-factor (e-coli) they shouldn't be in an adult pool. But that doesn't keep parents from carrying their children around with them.

Maybe I'll do my swimming after the brats have gone to sleep.
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First off, you can pick times in the year where kids are not as prevalent on ships, but unless it is a Hedonism cruise or a trip to a Sandals resort, they will be there. Please don't get me wrong, I sorta like kids... they are cute and fun to pick on but, when I am on vacation, I don't want to deal with them. As far as waiting till they go to sleep... Fat chance. Those kids will be roaming the decks until midnight.
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I can't speak for all Carnival ships, but on the Holiday this past March they had one hot tub designated as adults only and the other hot tub had no signage about adults - which I took to mean kids were allowed in that tub.
This was also the case on Carnival Victory last year. As a parent, I don't understand why many other parents let their very young children in hot tubs as the heat can be dangerous for them. In any case, they were there.

One oddity about Carnival Victory was that the aft pool was designated adults-only, yet its proximity to the pizza and ice cream stations attracted the kids.
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I've had the same experience on Carnival no enforcement of the adults only pool. I hope no parents take offense to this, but it frustrates me that that rule is not enforced. I like kids, but as a married 20-something with no children of my own yet, I sometimes want to relax in a child-free environment. There are more than enough other pools to occupy the kids.

On the Conquest, kids were often running around the pool area, completely unsupervised, doing cannonballs and splashing all of the sunbathing adults at what was supposed to be the adults only pool. I asked at the desk who was enforcing the rule, and the woman blinked up at me and said, "The parents?" Yeah right...they were nowhere to be seen.

On Caribbean Princess, there were never any kids in the adults only pool, but I think it was more because the pool was aft and shadowed by a nightclub a few decks up, which made it perpetually cold. Fine by me, though!
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