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Old July 10th, 2003, 02:41 PM
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Default How To Avoid Spring Break

You succesfully answered my first question -- now for the second --- since we are needing to go in March -- how do I avoid spring breakers??? I don't have anything against "the crowd" -- I was once one myself -- but, I would rather a more subdued time . . .

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Old July 10th, 2003, 03:09 PM
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Book a cruise that is longer than 7 days. Avoid Carnival. Think Celebrity, Holland America, Crystal, Seabourn, Radisson. Think more exotic itineraries.
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Longer cruise is the best bet. Choose a line that limits the numbers of children. Choose one that doesn't rate high on kids activities cruise ratings polls. Avoid Disney, Carnival, and R.C.C.L. The more expensive the cruise, the fewer children there will be. Also I think early March is better than later March. Avoid Easter week, Holy Week, etc.
Better yet, sail in October. Try Cunard. QM2 would be a nice choice and you can be the first on your block.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 12:03 AM
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Princess limits the amount of children on board ... and strictly adheres to the policy - and the other posters are right ... longer (10 days) is better.

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Old July 11th, 2003, 12:08 AM
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Don't wait until the last two weeks of March or you'll be sorry.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 12:30 AM
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Early March and avoid Carnival, Disney and RCCL like the plague along with 7 day Princess cruises. Go for 8 days or longer and find a more exotic itinerary....could you possibly swing a 10 day r/t out of Fort Lauderdale Panama Canal cruise? That might be an option - Princess limits the number of kids and it is a longer itinerary.

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Skip March and consider May, they weather is great in the Caribbean at that time and there are no kiddies. I always book a cruise in May, great weather and good prices.
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