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Family travel Blog post October 19, 2015
Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.

Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Holland America Line

Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.

The big question: Can you take kids on a Holland America cruise?

From travelwithbender.com via Scoop.it:

This was a common response to the announcement of our cruise to Alaska in September with Holland America Line.

It had long been on my dream list. I yearned to visit Alaska and a cruise seemed like a fabulous way to see it. There were so many choices, but we left things really late and all of a sudden it was the end of the season with only 4 more ships heading to Alaska. Two of those were the Westerdam and Noordam.

So when Holland America suggested we take their final cruise of the season from Vancouver to Alaska aboard the ms Noordam, it fit in perfectly to our schedule. Alaska would be sandwiched between our archery tournament in sunny Spokane, Washington and a housesitting assignment in Kelowna, Canada. 

Walter Christen's insight:

I have not sailed on a Holland America cruise ship and I did not know the answer to this.  When you talk about taking the kids on a cruise you normally think of DisneyRoyal Caribbean, and Carnival.

 Sounds like Holland America has most of the bases covered for family cruises. A kids program, excellent food and service, and first rate entertainment go a long way to providing a memorable vacation.

 I especially liked the description of the room with the curtain between the beds giving a little privacy. 

 

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