Coral Princess for Families
There is no in-cabin babysitting service, but what's not to like about Fun Zone, a supervised youth center with video games, a splash pool, scavenger hunts, pajama parties and occasional visits to the ice cream bar?
On our cruise, there were only 25 passengers under 21, including two in our group -- Eli, age 3, and Isaac, age 2. The boys -- and their parents -- thought the Fun Zone's youth counselors and programming were great. Both spent a good deal of time there.
One section is reserved for children between the ages of 3 and 12 and features state-of-the-art computer games, puzzles and crafts materials. Another area, called Remix, operates as a teen center (ages 13 to 17) complete with jukebox, big-screen TV and foosball table. That's quite a wide range of ages grouped together (and newer, bigger ships in the fleet usually operate with four kid categories), but Coral Princess typically attracts an older demographic, so those kids who sail here get enough personal attention to make up for it.
There's also group babysitting in the Fun Zone for children between the ages of 3 and 12, and parents are provided with beepers so that they can stay in contact with youth counselors. Group babysitting, at $5 per hour, per child, is available 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Note: Kids who are not potty-trained must be accompanied in Fun Zone by a parent.