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Old December 17th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Default What are typical school vacation weeks?

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We're looking to take a cruise in early March and we're wondering when school vacation weeks typically are since we prefer a ship that's not loaded with kids. I think we'll be in the clear in early march but wanted to check just in case.
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Early March is still a good time to cruise with less kids. By mid March is when you start seeing more kids that are on spring breaks. Its a great time to cruise though, weather is wonderful and usually still wintery back home. You can kind of tell by the prices, they go higher during break times.

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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Hmmm... The term "spring break" reminded me of college breaks too. I hadn't thought of those. We're planning on cruising RCL so I assume (hopefully) their age policy will cut down some on huge crowds of drunken college kids roaming the decks in the wee morning hours...
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Our Spring Breaks are centered around Easter. Easter is early next year, March 23rd, so early March would be fine. We cruise this past March 11-18 and there were either very few kids or we just didn't notice them.
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Up here in Ontario, our March break is the week of March 9th.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Our spring break is the 2nd week of April.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 04:11 AM
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Do all the States in America have different school holidays??

We are the opposite of 71corvette, and were hoping that there would be plenty of children during the middle of April when most of our schools in the UK are closed.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:31 AM
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In Arizona Spring Break starts on March 15 except in the school district I am in. We are on what is called a "modified year round program" and we start on March 8. But we are off for 2 weeks unlike the other public schools in Phoenix. Hopefully we won't get boo-koos of kids on our cruise which sets sails on March 8 out of San Diego. ASU starts Spring Break the week of March 8.
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Actually, it is not that every state has its own holiday schedule, but that every school does! :o Now that it is no longer politically acceptable to emphasize the fact that America was originally primarily Christian, each school decides when spring break is, as well as when classes start and end. Not trying to stir up trouble here. I respect all faiths, even those that I don't share at all, but it has changed school schedules. Along with other reasons, there is no pattern to it now.
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