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There are certain areas your daughter will not be allowed to go into, ie casino, nightclub and an adult only bar, however the aurora is fantastic for children and adults alike (except those who dont like children!! having holiday on cruise ships but again there are adult only cruises available to them) We've cruised on Aurora with my 2 daughters and they were impeccably behaved (see comment from above). My parents joined us they have also been on adult only cruises and did not enjoy it one bit, they said they missed the children on the ship. As for the comment with regards cruises not being the place for children, both my daughters even in very ROUGH SEAS did not feel sea sick in the slightest, so dont worry about that (just to put your mind at rest) I would definately say a p and o cruise on aurora is a childrens holiday as well as an adult holiday and the only people to put a dampener on our 4 cruises were the minority who think children should be seen not heard this is especially so on the world cruises.
Enjoy aurora I know we all did!!!
Hi there we've cruised for 10 years now, and my eldest daughter loves it. Your daughter will be welcome to dine with you in the evening at your table if she wishes, there are also 'family' bars and she'll be allowed in the shows - their daily paper explains what's on and where, and you will be able to judge for yourself if you think the entertainment is appropriate - there is always more than one thing going on at a time. Once your daughter has been to the kids club they have so much going on I think she may want to be with them some times. My daughter loves the kids clubs and they so cater for age. She'll never be on her own. You'll have a ball.
Hi, Aurora was the first cruise we did - our son was 7 and had a great time. The only place he could not go into was the nightclub (think you have to be 18) and the casino but you will find that all evening entertainment is suitable for all chidren. There will be kids and teanager clubs your daughter can go to and you definitely won't be allowed in there!!! Have a great tim.
I have been on many P&O cruises in fact 6 in one year, but we always opt for a child free ship, as this is not really a childs holiday, especially if the seas tend to be rough, there are childrens entertainers, but we would not go on a ship with children as they run all over the place, in fact a child knocked me over on carpet knee gashed 7 inches across by 2 inches wide I was lucky that a fellow passenger was passing atthat time he was a proffessor in surgery and orthopaedics had to put 20 stitches in my knee as the medical crew could not handle my injury and had to be airlifted, mind you this was not with P&O, my opinion take her tospain Turkey or on a childrens holiday programme where they are supervised and had a great time, know that's what i did when mine were young, hope this helps yo.
Hello, when we did our first cruise a few years ago we only did a short one on our own without our children as we were not sure if we would like it or if it would be good for the children, the ship we went on was the Aurora.Whilst we were onboard we were so impressed with it and saw how much fun all the children were having that we decided to book another one and take the children as a surprise, they absolutely loved it and we have not had a beach holiday since. There is lots for all the family to enjoy and can definately be classed as a child friendly holiday. Our son is now 15 and only wants to go on holiday if it is a cruise, he has said that beach holidays are boring and nothing beats a cruise and personally I agree with him, value for money is great. The areas that children cannot go into are the nightclub and casino, other than that most places are child/teen friendly. Your daughter will only be able to go into the gym if you are with her. If you can get her to go along to the teen group you will find that she will probably want to go every day, they run a very good programme for them. Have fun, this will probably be the first of many cruise holidays. ps our daughter loves the formal nights, as you are not travelling until next year look out for the end of season sales for bridesmaid dresses in BHS also TK max, we have had some lovely dresses for under 25.00 in their sales.
Please don't take any notice of the child hating person. my husband and i have been cruising with our family since 1991 when our youngest was 3.children invariably react better to a rough sea than most adults. We cruised on Aurora three years ago. I don't really think p&o are the best cruise line when it comes to childrens entertainment. in general the american sdo it better. however, as they have been owned by Carnival Cruiseline for a while now hopefully that has improved. Your daughter will be allowed in most places on board ship. There is one bar - if my memory isn't deceiving me it is Charlies - the champagne bar, and the casino which are off limits to under 18's. Go and have a wonderful time.
Thank you for all your answers
in reply to the one that suggests turkey or spain, my daughter does not want to fly so that is why we have opted for a cruise, and your answer in fact was not really an answer but having a go at children on ship.