pattyd54, what month did you cruise?. Unruly & undisciplined children are one of my pet peeves as well. Of course this is a reflection on the parents, (I use the term loosely) more than the juveniles. Way too many parents take a vacation from their parenting obligations on these cruises hence, spoil it for the rest of us.
Review by pattyd54
In response to review, SEARAY1 says ...
I'm curious, how long ago was your last cruise? You mention many of my pet peeves with the ever evolving mass market cruise industry. One of my favorite times is in the afternoon climbing into the hot tub. Then you have someone in there teaching their kid how to swim, Grrrr! Don't get me wrong, I love my grandkids and at shore based resorts, when other adults aren't using them, I like to have the kids in with me. But, there is a time and place.
Without going into another diatribe over modern day cruising, following is link to my post and a similar experience on Princess where it appears to me the OP ran into some of the same "eye openers" you did after a long hiatus from cruising. http://cruiseline.com/forum/post/disappointment-on-star-princess