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Old 01-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Kids checking self out of clubs?

At what age are kids allowed to check themselves out of clubs? I heard it is as young as 8. I am concerned about my nearly 9 yo checking herself out and roaming this massive ship. Anything could happen, ie predators, getting lost, general safety issues. Does DCL really allow this?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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I think you have to sign them up for checkout privileges. Our son was 8 on our last cruise and we did not give him checkout privileges. We could barely find our way around the ship ourselves as adults! LOL
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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You as the parent will be the one who decides if you will allow your child to have self checkout privileges. This would allow them to roam the ship on their own.

You must sign a form that would allow them to do so, so unless you do, you would have to drop them off and pick them up. If they need you, CMs would contact you on your wave phone.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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yes as a parent you say if they get that privilage
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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You get to decide if you want your daughter to have sign out privileges or not. When our daughter was 9yo and 10yo on our previous cruises, we did not give her sign out privileges.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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What about an older child? My son will have just turned 13 when we cruise. Now that he is older and no longer eligible for Club/Lab, I am concerned. He has some developmental delays. We always had peace of mind with the system in place in the Club/Lab...and he did great. But he is not ready to roam, and while I can certainly tell him what is expected, we need to have a bit more control given his issues.

Can we ask that he is still required to sign in and cannot leave without a parent?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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That sound better. She will NOT have sign out privileges then. Thanks for the clarification.
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