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Best time of year to avoid drunken crowds? Cruise lines to avoid?

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My family wants to go on our first cruise, with grandma and the kids. But, our friend once had a terrible experience on a cruise ship where she couldn't access parts of the ships because of all the rowdy drunk students. She also couldn't sleep at night from the noise. I want this to be a nice experience for our family.
So, It's obvious to me not to book a cruise in the springtime or the summertime, or fall break or thanksgiving break, in order to avoid the massive party scenes. But my question is, for those experienced cruises out there, if there are certain ships to avoid or if there is any time of year in particular that's more peaceful? ( Like late september, right when school begins and the college kids won't be free to go out?)
I have also heard that this scene is more prevalent on the Carnival cruise line. Is it always like that on Carnival? Has anyone had any experiences on a carnival cruise that didn't involve witnessing drunken kids? Has anyone had any experiences on other cruise lines where the drunken kids were a problem too?
Does it always correlate to a drinking package being available?

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