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Old January 5th, 2005, 02:37 PM
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My DH and I are planning are next cruise. We would like to take one with the fewest amount of kids (under 16) on board. Our children are both in college and won't be coming with us. I do daycare in my home all year so being away from little kids is nice. What moderately priced cruise line, if any, has the fewest kids? What time of year would be best also? We have been on Carnival Fantasy but there were quite a few kids on it. Since this was our first cruise, we know not to go mid December again. We were thinking of either January 2006 or March 2006. Need help!!! Thanks!
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The first or second week of January, or early in Dec. (before schools get out) are pretty good. Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess , or NCL would be good bets in the mass market lines.

You also may want to check with Celebrity. They offer several "Adults Only" cruises during the year, if you can match those to your schedule.

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I would avoid March. This is a spring break month for some areas.

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I would recommend Windjammer.

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avoid February and March - mid-winter school break in February - March - college spring break time. Avoid summer time and holidays.
Anytime in January is nice if you need to get away from the cold.
The longer the cruise, the less children aboard - try a 10 day instead of a 7.
Pick a smaller ship as opposed to the Mega sized ones.
Mainstream cruise lines that would be good for you (IMO) Princess, HAL, Celebrity.
As Kuki mentioned Celebrity offers an "Adults Only" cruise.
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We went Carnival - 1st week of sept. and there were not many kids on board.
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Thanks for all the advice. This gives us alot of information to work with. Any others are free to post so I will have more info to go on.

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We sent on Carnival in September and there were very few kids on board.



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Try Celebrity, and I second going on a smaller ship, longer cruise. Holland America is also a good choice. I would avoid Carnival, not a bash, just they DO market themselves as a family/ kid friendly line, and when we cruised them we definately saw kids and some of the older kids( the college age ones) were the worst.
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