In the last entry I posted, I presented several questions that you can ask your travel agent or the cruise ship representative when planning your family cruise. Those questions were of a general nature, however. Here are more specific questions that you can ask. They will help you determine if the cruise ship is suitable for you and your children.
-What is on the menu? You have to know if your children will eat what the ship offers. Otherwise, you will be stuck in the middle of the ocean with children going on a hunger strike.
-If the ship’s main menu does not suit your children’s tastes and preferences, ask if they have other sources of food which offers pizza, burgers, and the like.
-What is the arrangement for eating? Can you choose your own time or is there a strict et time?
-How big are the cabins?
-Are extra cots provided for free?
-Are there guardrails for the beds?
-If you have a big family, are there adjoining cabins?
-What are their programs for children?
-Is there a pool reserved only for children?
-Do they have shore excursions specially designed for children?
-Do they have facilities for babies, like babysitting services? If so, what are the hours and the charges?
-What is the set up in the children’s or teens’ areas? Who supervises them? How many supervisors are there?
These questions cover only some details that you would need when deciding on a family cruise. You should also take note of every little thing that your family might need and do not hesitate to bring it up before deciding on a cruise.