Best Carnival Ships

What are the best ships to sail on with kids?

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The newer bigger super liners have more space and more attractions for kids. The Vista Class has tons of stuff for kids of all ages.

You may also look into Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships, I think those are the most amusement park like ships.

Newer ships in any line for sure.

Definitely the newer ships! There's more to do on them and they come with all the bells and whistles. Some, such as the Adventure Of The Seas (Royal Caribbean) and the Encore (Norwegian ship being built, will be released this November) have special water parks for the kiddos.

Horizon or Vista for Carnival. They are definitely more tailored for kids than the older ships.

have to say Carnival Sunshine has a great water park for the kids.. .

I have sailed on all the Carnival ships many with my kids and they have enjoyed them all.

The Vista had a lot to offer.. My son enjoyed the waterworks area and the games etc. He wasn't a fan of the kids club, and that is totally OK. Not all kids are. They had playgrounds that we didn't find until the last day. We saw them, but thought they were for kids in the kids club only, but they aren't. My son loved them and they are shaded so it was a nice break fro the sun for mom and dad.

Been on Vista twice with lots of kids. Not a good ship for us. Going to stay on Conquest class ships. Kids running wild down the halls in they wee hours(where are parents?), dumping ice cream machines, punching all elevator buttons, dancing on top of piano in bar(called security on that), some making out on serenity deck. Why do we see this? At midnight or so we (my wife and I)take a romantic no people stroll around the ship looking at the stars and moon and listen to the ship run. It is quiet fun when you got the ship to yourself, but you see this in the middle of the night, where are the parents? Probably drunk passed out. Nope no child inviting cruise ships for us

Larger ships have more to offer the kids.

Major issue on any size ship with kids is keeping them occupied. There are indeed a lot of activities and area for all ages to enjoy the ship.

Unfortunately there are kids who manage to group up and cause a bit of mischief but that then is the responsibility of parents and ship security to monitor.

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