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Taking the Kids -- and learning something about the world aboard a cruise ship

Taking the Kids -- and learning something about the world aboard a cruise ship

Who needs a translator?

Kids certainly don't aboard a cruise ship, even far from home. "We use a lot of sign language," explained Elizabeth Williams, who is 13 and from London, cruising in Japan aboard the Diamond Princess with her family. Forty percent of the guests were Japanese.

Elizabeth made fast friends on board with two Canadian teens and Yuka Iwasa, who speaks very little English. "You meet a lot of different people from different parts of the world and you spend a crazy time with all of them," she explained, her friends all giggling at her side.

Listen up parents and grandparents. If you...

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