Do you know if there are any Non-alcoholic cruises out there? My niece's Senior class wants to plan a cruise, but the school board will not approve it unless there is NO alcohol on the ship. Can you help?
I've never heard of such a thing as a cruise ship without booze. I think it might be as rare as a cruise ship without water under it. If her class really wants to go on a cruise, I'd suggest they plan it for after graduation... and do it as a private tour, not a school related trip. Each parent and new graduate would be responsible for everything, not the school. The school wouldn't be providing transporation or supervision. The school wouldn't be involved at all. Of course, that puts all of the responsibility on the kids going... and the parents. Not a bad place to put it, anyway.
Remember that most cruiselines have the policy of ANYONE under 21 must be booked in a cabin with someone 25 or over. That's a lot of chaperones willing to cruise...
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I know of no ship that bans alcohol nor can I forsee it ever happening. There is a tremendous profit to be made on selling drinks onboard. If the school is that strict then they have a problem facing the world IMHO. In addition as Dot pointed out, most ships do not allow people to book under the age of 21 unless they are accompanied by an adult in the cabin over the age of 25 to assume responsibility.
Does anyone know if they sell non-alcoholic beer(O'Douls or Sharps) on board? We stopped drinking many years ago but sometimes I crave the taste of a beer on a hot sunny day. If the cruise line does not serve this item, can it be brought on board?
I've seen mention before of the rule regarding a 25 year old having to share a cabin with anyone under 21. My son got married this summer and he & his wife are both 22, so does that mean they couldn't cruise? Just found this interesting!
My father just quit drinking after 36 years and i would like to bring him on a cruise for a congrats present BUT i dont think he would be able to handel having so much avaliable to him although he deserves to go. I wonder if there is any AA cruises out there. If not there should be.
I know that Carnival serves O'Douls beer. I ordered it several times when I was on the Carnival Spirit.
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I remember in reading an old Travel and Leisure Magazine an article talked about a travel agency that specializes in cruises that people who are recovering alcoholics can feel more at ease (they probably aren't strong enough in numbers to charter an entire ship).
I saved the article because I have a family member who is in AA and has not had a drink in over 12 years and we have talked about cruising so if I find it tonight I will post it for everyone
Again, no ship will be completely alcohol free. They do card people but cannot control what the person who buys the drink does with it unless it is obvious. There are daily AA meeting oboard and if they have a large number then they sometimes have it twice daily. Nobody forcecs you to drink and may alcoholics cruise and do so often. Rather nice for them to find out haw much fun they can have without drinking as well.
Last summer the cruise I took had a high school group on it right after graduation. Poor chaperones!! First day was ridiculous. The chaperones soon got it under control and the group were nothing but ladies and gentlemen from then on!! Good Luck, but unfortunately the booze it out there for the kids to get.