Thank you for posting a review of your experience. My experience is that lines like Carnival and NCL attract more family cruisers because the baseline price is budget-friendly. If you want to avoid lots of little ones, try cruises of 2 wks or longer duration on lines like Princess and Celebrity. I can't say there are no kids on these trips but there are definitely less of them.
As far as parents letting their kids run loose, that's a poor parenting problem, not a cruise line issue. No one should substitute for the parent in terms of supervising young ones. Cruising should not be seen as an excuse to not keep an eye on your children, especially the schoolagers who tend to run, rather than walk. Sorry if this irks a few parents reading this but your kids really aren't as cute as you think they are when they are disrupting someone else's vacation. :/
Review by mizchampagne
In response to review, noname111 says ...
The cabin door has a dead bolt that you can lock when you do not want staff to come in while your in the room.
Also - there are usually do not disturb indicators that you can hang on the door latch or insert into the card key hole. If you don't have one, request it from Guest Services or your steward.
Yes I am aware of the signs and the bolt locks ...just was pointing out how the person was knocking and opening the door at the same time.
Thanks for posting your wonderful photos. I enjoyed viewing them.
Thanks for writing your first review here.
All cruise lines seem to have jacked up drink prices. If you stay in one spot usually I've been using my card once and pay the total tab of all drinks when I leave. I assume you used a debit card and not a credit card. I've had no problems with a credit card.
Thanks for the review and the pictures.