MSC Sinfonia has three children's areas -- the Pinocchio playroom, which lies next to the spa on Deck 11, and the Planet Teen's Club and separate Galaxy video games arcade, near Club Pasha at the stern end of Deck 12.
Pinocchio's is a large and cheerful room, with an elephant patterned carpet, a soft climbing frame, a TV, plenty of soft toys and an area with tables and chairs for arts and craft activities.
Babysitting costs 15 euros ($20.25) per child per hour, and during the day activities are offered for three age groups.
A Mini Club caters to 3- to 8-year-olds with baby discos, painting, dance, and arts and crafts sessions; the Junior Club keeps 9- to 13-year-olds happy with treasure hunts, parties and other activities, while the Teenagers Club-cum-disco caters to 14- to 17-year-olds.
Clubs are open from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. with breaks at lunch and dinnertimes. Likely to be voted most popular kids' facility, though, is La Gelateria ice cream parlor on Deck 11!