Pride of America Family
Norwegian is one of our favorite lines for family cruising, and Pride of America is no exception.
The ship's Rascal's Kid's Club is bright, cheery and well attended. Potty-trained kids from 3 years old are welcomed; there are age- and destination-appropriate activities available for children up to 12 years old. Kids younger than 3 are not allowed, even with a parent. For those younger than 3, Norwegian's 2 Zoo Program has been enhanced to include hosted activities, such as painting classes, sensory play, storytime and baby circus. The program requires a parent to participate. Activities vary, so it's best to check the schedule on embarkation day.
The Connections Teen Club, a "mom and dad-free zone" for the 13- to 17-year-olds, is comfy and relaxing with its leopard-print couches and beanbag chairs, music library and computer stations. We saw young adults in there at all hours. (Parents might not be allowed but, you can see into the space through the windows.)
Pride of America also encourages family togetherness by way of family craft activities, pizza parties and the like.
Programs for the kids are free of charge; some late nights are included. Norwegian doesn't offer private childcare, but it does have group sitting services on port days ($6 per child during mealtime slots) and nightly from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ($6 per hour, per solo child, or $4 per hour, per child, if there are multiple siblings).
Children must be 6 months old in order to sail on Pride of America.