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Kids and cruises

I’m no cruise expert, unless it’s how to steam around in the Persian Gulf or Sea of Japan on a Navy ship, but the consumer travel editor for Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Wendy Perrin, is the 1000-Pound Cruise Brain.

The August 2007 issue of the magazine features her section about cruising with kids, plus links to other Perrin articles like “Customizing a Big-Ship Cruise,” which is great because a big ship is what most can afford.

Those of us who followed her family’s cruise on her Perrin Post blog got an as-it-happened saga of the trials and tribulations of kids on cruises; the upshot is that ships can be a lot of fun, but there may be unexpected pitfalls that, uh, torpedo the good times.

Any tips from cruise enthusiasts out there?