By creating the cruise industry's first Teen Advisory Board, Royal Caribbean hopes to involve teens in the programming development process to provide a dynamic, organic and authentic vacation experience for teens, created by teens. The Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to introduce recommendations already implemented aboard the line's new Liberty of the Seas when she debuts in New York on May 4. The enhancements will subsequently be rolled out fleet-wide.
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If there was any doubt about RCI's target audience, the story above and the creation of a special Kids Crown & Anchor membershi/benefits shows pretty clearly that RCI is gearing things very heavily towards the "family crowd".
Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this... good or bad thing?
Will it lead you to look more closely at RCI for your future cruises, or is it more likely to get you to look elsewhere?
For me, look elsewhere. We'll be taking my 2 teenage nephews on a graduation cruise this year. Plan to spend as much time as possible with them while still letting them have their own space. I think that cruises are a great place for young people to start integrating into adult activities (I don't mean drinking, so no flaming, please). They are teens all year long, a cruise can mean learning while having fun.