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Carnival is known as the Family Fun Ship.... This means there will be children on board. No matter what time of the year!Because I know some folks that will pull the kids out of school to cruise. (My little angel is not so lucky. LOL!) To all parents: I know you are on vacation but we are also. So when your little angel is screaming at top of their lungs, running over people on the lido deck or jumping in the pool with a diaper on please take them elsewhere. Everyone else please have patience with the little ones, don't forget you was someone's little angel too. Keep Cruising!

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Great tip, @texassea! Everyone needs to take care of their own so we can all have a good time.
Well said. Just because it's a family-friendly line doesn't mean you can let your kids run wild. And if that kind of thing really bothers you, you probably should have booked somewhere else.
Well said!
It can be a problem on Royal and NCL too. On Royal, teens seem to be the bigger problem. No respect for anyone! What is it with plopping yourself on the floor anywhere you want? They don't even try to move out of your way.
On this last trip the comedian told the folks that they need to be mindful of their children and that on the ship there is no such thing as child protective services. Also, the serenity deck is a great get away for those without children or who do not want to deal with the noise of children but again, there are people who hog up the hammocks and the deck beds and chairs with towels and no one else can enjoy it unless it is late at night...
I am so glad Carnival has the Serenity Area
Thank you for the balanced commentary on children on cruises. Parents need to be considerate of other cruisers and try to control their children. And, adults without children need to be mindful that kids will be kids and try to have some patience. Children that are old enough to know better need to mind their manners. That's what irks me the most about rude, rowdy, or inconsiderate children is when they are old enough to control themselves and should know better!

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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