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Old 01-18-2007, 05:57 PM
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We would like to travel with some of our kids, ages ranging from 7 to 17. Has anyone had any experience with the kids program on the Ecstasy...or any other Carnival ship?
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:41 PM
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Honestly, I would just leave them at home. Let them have a house partay!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:54 AM
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Camp Carnival is great. Our kids like it. They keep them entertained and provide a means for them to meet other kids their age on the ship. The 17 year old may be too old for Camp but from my experience the teenagers tend to figure out where to meet up anyway so that shouldn't be a problem.
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The first time we cruised with my daughter she was 9. There was enough to do at Camp Carnival that I wondered if I would get to see her at all during our cruise. She was kept occupied, and well entertained. At age 9 she could sign herself in and out of "Camp", but we had an agreement that she would always let me know where she'd be (Camp, arcade, pool/slide, etc).
As she's gotten older, she spends more time poolside, but there are camp activities that she still wants to do, mainly the late night party (costs extra, look for it in the caper). Do you have any idea what kids will eat in ice-cream??? They have this "fear factor" game they play... Sheesh!
Also, it seems the counsellers get more "hip" and less matronly as the kids increase in age.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:59 AM
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I was curious about the same thing. My kids are well will be 8, 13, & 14. They are very excited to go on a cruise but I haven't decided which Island is best for them to see. My husband and I are going to the Bahamas next month for our 1st cruise

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Old 01-19-2007, 09:43 PM
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1-28-07 will be cruise #3 for my 15 year old, #2 for my 12 year old & #1 for my 8 & 10 year olds. The older two loved their cruises SO MUCH that they have the other two soooo excited about this cruise!! And I don't force them to go to Camp Carnival.

One recommendation, don't miss the initial parent info night about Camp Carnival even if you don't think the kids will participate. We found out about more activities by going to that meeting, and the kids will join in on the activities that interest them & spend the rest of the time sliding the slide and eating ice cream cones!

I think it's the best family vacation! Once you board the ship you're not worried about driving anywhere, catching planes, buses, etc. You can kick back and truly enjoy your kids.
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What islands do you think the kids will enjoy
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:13 PM
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Mine have been to Nassau, Freeport, Key West & Cozumel. They have loved everything so I don't think the kids would care We're going to Costa Maya, Grand Cayman & Jamaica next week
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Our son's been cruising with us since he was 11 months old. That was 12 years, and 20+ cruises, ago.

I agree with Marty Clowers' excellent advice that the Camp Carnival orientation is not to be missed. It's held the first night of the cruise, usually between the two dinner times.

As for what kids will enjoy, a lot depends on their interests, obviously, but our son has always enjoyed time at the beach.

Candy Girl, what are some of your options for islands? We can help you narrow them down.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:39 AM
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Being as though it will be their 1st cruise whatever is most economical for this time. They do not have a preference they just want to go
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