"Kids" are 17 and 21, cruise line help?!

Feb 17th, 2005, 06:36 AM
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"Kids" are 17 and 21, cruise line help?!

Husband and I are thinking of a cruise for next Christmas break with the family. The only cruise we have done before was the Disney, we are DVC members, and kids at that time loved it. I am afraid now that my son, 17, will not have enough kids (I'm sure he's thinking girls!) his age, or things to do on a Disney cruise. My daughter, 21, loves just to sun and read, etc. Any ideas? or should we stick with Disney? Thanks for your help.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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I think Disney is still a good choice for you. However, Christmas break will be a difficult time for that cruise line..with only two ships their prices and availability can be a big problem. But, Disney's common grounds club for teens is one of the best I have seen on any ship. The adults only areas including the clubs, pools, beach, etc really give adults and adult children some peace and quiet too. For a backup, I would recommend a voyager class ship with RCCL. They have a ton of activities for your 17 yr. old. Lastly, no matter what ship you choose you will see kids of all ages during Christmas break.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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One of RCI's Voyager class ships will be perfect for you guys. Lots of that age group aboard and more activities than they could possibly want. And a great teen club as well.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 12:15 PM
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I'd check Carnival as well.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the replies. As for Carnival, what about the Legend? On Cruise Critic, it gets the same star rating as the Disney. I had always thought, not to offend anyone, that this was a lower end cruise line and wasn't up to par with a lot of others. The ones I am looking at, tho, get great marks and are decent in price. Any suggestions? Thanks again!
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Feb 17th, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Many strong feelings about Carnival both ways. They are the fun ships and whether or not its party, party, party or not; why take a chance. They certainly aren't any better than RCCL or Princess - so why take a chance.

I would echo the voyager class RCCL ships. Greatest ships for teens. I have two and that's their favorite out of 11 cruises.

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Feb 18th, 2005, 03:27 AM
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We went on a NCL cruise last summer with son (18) and daughter (14). Son had a good time, but the 17-20 age is rather awkward on cruises, as they are too old for "teen" activities and too young for adult activities - something to keep in mind no matter which cruise line you take. It depends a lot on how outgoing your kid is. I might start off thinking about this from a different vantage - where do you want to go, and work back from there. We ended up on NCL because we wanted to go to Bermuda.
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Feb 18th, 2005, 04:23 AM
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You can't beat the Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). We sailed to Canada with them and the kids had a ball - non stop for them.
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