In a perfect world, what would a family vacation hotel offer?
@Mom2Winnie: Rooms with enough beds for everyone and some rooms with 2 bathrooms.
@kevinbe1: A separate space in the room for the kids! We went to a hotel once that had their own area, and it was terrific!
@dipaolamomma: Treat the kiddos as valued guests too. Maybe a kiddie check-in, replete with juice and a small welcome gift?
@MOM4EVEREVER: Pool, gym game room, close to food.
@diamondslady812: Unlimited alcohol and babysitting service.
@miasinc: A free stocked frig, affordable suites, two bathrooms, and a pool with underwater music.
What would be on the perfect hotel and restaurant kids' menu?
@judy511: Spicy veggie food – think ethnic.
@lifeinthebatcav: Something in addition to chicken fingers please!
@familytravel4um: Varied, fresh and healthy. Local, new tastes.
@Mom2Winnie: A variety of foods that are offered to ALL kids not 10 and under.
@sweetmatcha: Some international flavors would be nice, like Indian, Chinese, Italian, Spanish foods.
@miasinc: Healthy great tasting vegetable and fruit smoothies, fresh, natural food disguised as junk food.
What would be offered in a perfect hotel kids' club?
@blondefabulous: Activities that get them up and moving! Vacays are exciting and my kids always have energy to spare even when I don't!
@Mom2Winnie: Activities for teens can be hard so definitely more teen activities.
@kimorlando: Something that screams LOCAL CULTURE.
@miasinc: I would like a portable video monitor so I can see how my kids are being treated by the staff.
@judy511: Hikes, biking, swim instruction.
@kristy_campbell: I've yet to meet a kids club I like. How about family clubs where we do activities together...without me planning.
@Mompreneurs_E: Think teens would LOVE top chef type competitions.
@kevinbe1: Plenty of activities that both challenge the kids and educate them!
How would you rank cost, safety, health, fun, convenience in terms of importance in trip planning? Why?
@Mom2Winnie: It has to be safe, so that doesn't factor in the cost at all!
@lifeinthebatcav: Wish cost was never an object, but this is often at the top of the list. Followed by FUN of course!
@kevinbe1: Safety always one of the biggest concerns. I like knowing I can leave my kids with others and not have to worry
@judy511: Cost is key.
@miasinc: Safety, fun, cost , fun, health, fun, convenience.
@blondefabulous: Health and safety come first always. Traveling with kids who have a chronic health issue makes this priority #1!
What makes a perfect family cruise vacation?
@CindyRichards: A perfect family cruise vacay means taking the whole family. Luckily, I am blessed with great in-laws.
@FoodieCityMom: Age appropriate child care (to give parents a break!) is key!
@OmniHotelsPR: I think a cruise that offers a multi-generational environment providing fun for the entire family would be just perfect for all.
@judy511: Activities for all, soundproof bed in room for parents to...
@kimorlando: The family dinners at the end of the day made our cruise the best. WE tried new foods had fun with our waiter.
@kevinbe1: Lots of things for the kids to do, both on ship and off ship!
Do you want to know if your review was written by someone who was comped? Why?
@ionMyAdventures: Yes, it carries more weight when I know where people are coming from.
@CindyRichards: As the compee, I admit it. I think everyone else should too. And so does the FTC, BTW.
@jillyrh: As long as they post a disclaimer at the end I don't think it matters.
@kevinbe1: Yes, full disclosure is very important to me! I like to know true, honest feelings.
@sweetmatcha: Yes, I think reviews by comped people are sketchy.
@blondefabulous: Yes. Comped reviewers sometimes get better treatment. Not their fault.
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