I really thought that cruising in October would provide us a respite from kids being on the cruise - based on your comments that must have been wishful thinking. Thanks for the tip regarding the serenity deck. Will definitely be looking out for that area.
October is also when many schools have fall break, particularly the first couple of weeks.
I agree with the post and all the replies. The sad thing is that on my last 10 cruises, I have seen too many parents just cut their kids loose on the ship as soon as they boarded. And I'm not just talking teenagers. I have seen kids from 10 years up just running around, blocking stairs, entrances and elevators with no adult supervision to be found. And it is not the cruise lines responsibility to baby sit your kids. When asked to move so you can have access, all you get is a dirty look in return. The parents may have paid for their cruise and their kids, but they didn't pay for MINE!!!
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