Monarch of the Seas Family
The number of children onboard fluctuates with the school calendar, with the most kids expected to sail on holiday weekends and during summer vacation periods. The newly expanded Adventure Ocean youth area, located on Deck 10, includes a video arcade, computer terminals and TV's.
Activities are organized into six age groups: Royal Babies (6 to 18 months), Royal Tots (18 to 26 months), Aquanauts (3 to 5 years), Explorers (6 to 8 years) and Voyagers (9 to 11 years). Teenagers are treated somewhat separately in two age groups: (12- to 14-year-olds and 15- to 17-year-olds. Teens have two places to hang out, far from parents' prying eyes: The Living Room coffee bar and Fuel Nightclub. Another option is The Back Deck -- a shared outdoor space with a basketball hoop, located on Deck 11.
Family activities, including scavenger hunts, hide-and-seek and Nintendo Wii challenges, are offered. Activities offered ashore in CocoCay include water-balloon tosses and sand sculpture competitions, as well as kayak and swim shore excursions and volleyball games for teens.
Parents, who want to enjoy a meal without their progeny, can sign kids up for dinner with the staff. Group babysitting is offered in the Adventure Ocean area for $5 per hour, per child, for kids 3 years and older. In-cabin sitting is also offered, based on availability, for $12 per hour for one or two children and $15 per hour for three children.
Children younger than 18 officially have a curfew of 2 a.m., although this can be hard to enforce.