A â€˜How-Toâ€™ Guide for Cruising With Kids Nicole | April 22nd, 2011 HAL guest Patricia Sinay submitted this informative post for all those HAL cruisers with questions about cruising with children. Thanks, Patricia! Why cruise with children? This cruise, on board ms Oosterdam from April 9-16, along the Mexican Riviera was our second cruise. Both cruises have been with children and with Holland America Line. On our first cruise, we only had one child, our daughter who was 13 months. This time we went with another family and we thus traveled with 4 children between the ages of 2 and 5. Before our first cruise with Solimar, we were concerned that children would annoy the other passengers. As soon as we stepped on the ship, I knew this fear was unfounded. The crew and other guest were so welcoming of our baby. She was treated like a mini-celebrity with everyone calling out her name every time she walked into a room. In response, she would blow kisses and wave hello. Traveling is not new to us or our kids. Both kidsâ€™ passport pictures were taken before they were one. The kids in Puerto Vallarta with ms Rotterdam in the background. From left: Solimar, Isabel, Marcos and Logan.