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Which boat for Feb. South. Carrib. Sailing for couples - Less Kids?

Which boat for Feb. South. Carrib. Sailing for couples - Less Kids?

Apr 11th, 2004, 12:06 PM
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Which boat for Feb. South. Carrib. Sailing for couples - Less Kids?

Hi all. We are still planning our Souther carribbean vacation. I am a teacher & can only take off certain weeks. We were now thinking of a Southern carrib. cruise from San Juan in Febuary 18 (the week when my district is off). Here are my options:

Either the Celebrity Constellation, RCCL, Adventure of the Seas , RCCL, Serenade of the Seas, or Golden Princess.

I have read some reviews of the AOS suring the February break when a lot of schools are out & several reviews said the boat was overwhelmed with kids - something we would like to avoid. Which boat do you think would be better for couples who want to avoid a ship teeming with kids. I know any ship that week will have kids on it, but I would like to avoid a situation like I read on some Feb. break reviews.

Any advice would be appreciated,
Marina

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Apr 11th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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If you want to avoid the possiblity of being around lots of children, why not consider one of the lines that does NOT have a children's or teenagers program. All the ones that you mention have such programs, I believe. Perhaps you should think Seabourn, Silversea or Radisson instead of the mass market lines. While not averse to children, neither do these lines go out of their way to attract them.
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Apr 11th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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Hello,

I am a travel agent, specializing in cruises, and of the choices that you mentioned, I think that Celebrity or Princess would work for you. Of course, Silversea, Seabourn, Radisson or Windstar serve mainly adult guests, they are much more expensive than the cruise lines that you mentioned. Celebrity is more adult-oriented in its focus with excellent cuisine (among the best at sea), a casual elegance, and a focus on fine cuisine and wine.
Princess is also good and they have the big ship conveniences with the small-ship feel. None of their public rooms hold more than 500 people and they have great children's programs, rivaling Disney Cruise Lines, so kids are often on the ship, but completely engaged in their activities. Princess always has lots of adult-oriented shows, classes, the Seminar at Sea educational programs for adults. The ships have a sophisticated casual elegance with adult restaurants whereas kids are going to be more interested in room service, burger bars, etc.

Royal Caribbean is also a very nice cruise line, but does cater more to families with kids. I don't think that you can go wrong with either Celebrity or Princess from the cruises that you mentioned.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

Best Regards,
Julia
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Apr 11th, 2004, 05:06 PM
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I would go with either Celebrity or Princess. If there are kids on the cruise, you will hardly notice them as they won't be around all the adult activities that you will be engaged in. Also, dine at the second seating -- I don't recall any kids.

P.S. I would go with Celebrity.
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Apr 12th, 2004, 09:53 PM
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You mention your options are either the Celebrity Constellation, RCCL, Adventure of the Seas , RCCL, Serenade of the Seas, or Golden Princess. Why are you limiting yourself to just these?? These do have children programs.

I think you'd have your best luck on Radisson, Windstar, Silverseas or Seabourn. They are fantastic and you probably won't have children.
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