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Old January 23rd, 2017, 10:53 AM
Sistersolo Sistersolo is offline
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Hi, Vince. Welcome aboard!

All of the major cruise lines have kids' programs. My grandchildren have seemed to enjoy all of those they've been in, and we practically had to pry one grandson out of Club HAL.

One family we met on a cruise had a particularly bright idea: they brought a 6-inch rubber ball with them. As soon as they got on the ship and got to their staterooms, Dad and son made for the pool and started playing catch. Within minutes another boy was watching somewhat enviously. Dad then tossed the ball to him, and once he got it back, to his son. After that they started going three-way. In very little time Dad was out of the pool and the boys were having a ball. When they later met in the kids' club, they already had a friend. Your boys will have the advantage of having each other, but a new friend on board always helps.

One other thing: the European lines, like Costa and MSC, run their kids' programs differently. They tend to not start until later in the day, sometimes as late as 3 p.m., but they also will keep the kids through supper and the evening, until midnight or later.
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