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Cruising is for KIDS! Just ask this 10-year-old …

Montage of images from Royal Caribbean cruise“Hello, my name is Annabel,

I recently went on a cruise – Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas – with my Dad. It was the most amazing holiday that I have ever experienced. I embarked on new adventures and went to new places around northern Queensland, I learned new things and made new friends at the Adventure Ocean Youth Program.

On board the ship – which, by the way, is only 11 decks high but still the smallest of the 23 ships owned by Royal Caribbean – there are pools, the BEST EVER kids’ club, spas, buffets and fancy dining rooms with delicious separate menus for both children and adults suited for ‘whatever floats your boat’.

Most meals dad and I ate at the Windjammer Cafe. It is a buffet and has foods for every culture including pau, Mexican chicken, spicy noodles, stir fried rice, chicken curry and so much more. At the Romeo and Juliet dining rooms they serve delicious appetisers, entrées, desserts and drinks after offering you many different bread rolls, but I recommend the cheesy one. I think one night I ate four bread rolls … shhhhhhhh.


The Legend of the Seas cruise ship Royal Caribbean


It’s not every day you get to rock climb on the back of a cruise ship… but, let me tell you, it’s a must. I made it to the top of the wall even though it was the easy side it was still challenging. Just next to the rock climbing wall there is a mini golf and various other activities such as shuffle board and ping pong.

I don’t mean to brag but I THRASHED dad at ping pong. I mean, I was totally amazing.

READ: Check out Annabel’s Dad’s blog post Cruising is for PARENTS! Just ask this dad

Now on to the pools and spas. Every night at 5pm they play a movie on the GIGANTIC movie screen in the pool area on the top deck. But, don’t worry there is also another pool that’s heated indoors but I think that it’s only for OLD PEOPLE. They have an activity by the pool almost if not every day such as volleyball, World’s Sexiest Man competition and a very painful belly flop competition.

You can’t forget the free Adventure Ocean Youth Program. Parents, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I can assure you that your kids will abandon you to go to the kids’ club. I did every chance I could because it’s so much fun. They have three sessions each running for three hours. The first one is the morning session, 9am -12pm, where basically you just play ball games and cards. Then the afternoon session, 2-5pm, is the session where you normally play all sorts of games but then you do some sort of science. Now do not get freaked out by this kids – I know you are on holidays because you can get a break from school – but this is nothing like school. All you do is look at bugs in glass or talk about the sun and there is always some sort of art involved in the science such as making bracelets or spiderwebs out of glue!


Annabel on Royal Caribbean cruise


Lastly they have the night session. This can get a bit late for young kids but the youth staff really make them feel secure. The session runs from 7-10pm, at this session you play Wii Sports or ball games. I loved the kids’ club sooooooo much!

I hope that you love the cruise!”


– written by Annabel, who was a guest of Royal Caribbean


This blog post is sponsored by Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean has incredibly imaginative ships that offer skydiving, surf riding, ice-skating, rock climbing, bumper cars, circus schools, and Dreamworks experiences all in the middle of the ocean. Its four ships sailing in Australia include the two largest Australian-based ships (Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas), Radiance of the Seas, and Brisbane-based Legend of the Seas. Visit

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