I have two children and have taken them on the Aurora (P&O) twice now and its excellent. Entertainment for the children is fantastic. They have magic shows, deck parties, theatre parties, pool games, nighttime videos, childrens tea times (and the food is excellent, not all junk fast food). The Youth crew were brillant and all the children seemed happy and had plenty of things to do and didn't worry about missing us. They were happy to stay in the kids club till well after 10.00pm leaving us to eat dinner in peace. Many times we had to coax them out of the club to spend time with us. Great ship.
Hi - there are many cruises that say that child friendly but be careful as when you get there it can be a small room and you would think that on holidays they would make it bigger. I always now stick with Royal Caribbean or Arcadia as I know that they have enough space and kids are happy all day and not just at opening times.
Island cruises had a small room and my kids could not get in but the staff in the bars and cafes were good and friendly.
We have 2 children aged 3 & 9. we have taken them on 4 cruises with us and all have been child friendly. we have been on 2 costa ships, the QE2 & ocean village. i would recommend any of them to families. happy cruising.
We have travelled oon many cruises with our children from age 6 and upwards to teenagers. We can highly recommend Princess Cruises.