A different kind of kids experience aboard Holland America Oosterdam
The outdoor pool on the Oosterdam on sunny day at sea

A different kind of kids experience aboard Holland America Oosterdam

A new style Kids Club designed more for families to do activities together— everything from Fooseball to video games, old-fashioned board games to giant puzzle mazes

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Taking the Kids — aboard the Celebrity Edge, a new much-anticipated cruise ship
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Taking the Kids — aboard the Celebrity Edge, a new much-anticipated cruise ship

Step aboard the new Celebrity Edge, four years in the making and set to take its maiden voyage on Dec. 9. I was able to get a sneak peek recently on a two-day trip from Port Everglades to Nassau

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Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?
Starr Wars on the Disney Dream

Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?

Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future

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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together
Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana

Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together

The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them.

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Kids (and grownups) learning something about the world aboard a cruise ship
Stargazing at Sea on the Diamond Princess

Kids (and grownups) learning something about the world aboard a cruise ship

Listen up parents and grandparents. If you think great sites are the reason you are treating your children and grandchildren to a cruise, think again. A lot of what they learn about the world takes place right on board in the kids’ and teen clubs, especially when they are meeting so many youngsters from different cultures and countries.

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Kids have a different take on cultural exchanges aboard cruises
The captain of the Diamond Princess and his family

Kids have a different take on cultural exchanges aboard cruises

Listen up parents -- if you thought the educational part of cruising was only seeing historic and cultural sites, you were wrong. It seems much more cultural exchange happens right on board at the kids’ and teen club, kids say.

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