An A-Rosa cruise brings families together to create long-lasting memories. Credit: A-Rosa

Child's play with A-Rosa

Author: Vicky Mayer

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Chantal Schumann dreams up entertainment for the Kids Club aboard A-Rosa Sena. Here she explains why her ship is the perfect choice for family cruising

Our Kids Club is available free to all children on board. It’s located on Deck one, in our dedicated family area, where you’ll also find our 12 family cabins. Working with a colleague, my job is to prepare the programme of entertainment each day.

Kids between the ages of four and 15 can visit the club whenever they like though younger children need to be accompanied by an adult. Inside there are areas for all the different ages to enjoy, from the climbing and den area to the giant Connect 4 and reading and craft areas.

We welcome kids from around the world. Most of them speak English or German, but one of the lovely things is seeing how children from different countries find their own way of communicating with each other through play.

Explore the mighty Rhine River on A-Rosa Sena. Credit: A-Rosa

Food and drink-based activities are very popular. The kids love our mocktail class with one of the bar tenders – they just adore making sweet concoctions! Pizza-making in the ship’s kitchen with one of our chefs is always a highlight, too. The children choose their own toppings and assemble the pizzas, then in the evening we all eat them together, which is lots of fun.

The club gives children so much freedom.They can make things, watch a movie, play hide-and-seek or just hang out with their new friends. They can also make as much noise as they want without any grown-ups telling them to shush!

Kids can even learn to swim, too. On selected sailings in 2024, A-Rosa partnered with a swimming school to offer beginner and intermediate lessons. Lots of kids enjoyed that.

Family cruising is very important to A-Rosa. We pride ourselves on leading the way in family and multigenerational river cruising – that’s why we built a ship with kids in mind. The children of today are the river cruisers of tomorrow, and if they love river cruising from an early age, they will no doubt enjoy it for years to come.

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About Vicky Mayer

Vicky began her career working on young women’s magazines before moving on to TV and entertainment titles. Her passion, though, has always been travel, so as Editor of World of Cruising, she combines her love of magazines with the chance to shout about cruise holidays around the world.