My daughter and I are looking for a different kind of vacation this year. To date we have mostly been talking Disney World/Universal Florida. I have looked and seen that a 3 OR 4 day druise out of Port Canaveral (with the associated costs of getting there) will probably run the same price of the two of us as Disney/Universal (with the associated costs of getting thee, eating, etc). My sister lives near Port Canaveral... thus the option of sailing from there.
The question I have is not what you night be thinking: Which should we choose. I can have fun on either and she can have fun on either. And I know people reading this and responding to this have a pre-existing preference
I am single 40s, she is 16. I know we can both find plenty of things to do and have a great time. The question I have is this: What are the chances OUR cruise vacation will turn into My Cruise Vacation & Her Cruise Vacation?
Well, I would say that the possibility of that happening is probably more so on the cruise vacation. Only because there are activities designed just for her age group that she could take part in if she chooses to do so. For instance, she could attend the teenage disco etc. at night. On the other hand, if you two agreed in advance to only spend time with each other, then that wouldn't happen. I think either vacation will be what you make it. I recently sailed with my grown kids. We usually spent a good part of the day together and had dinner together every night. Then after dinner, we usually went our separate ways and all of us had a great time. Let us know what you do decide to do.
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I think the chances are very good that it will turn into "My & Her" vacation! (Not necessarily a BAD thing!) I'm making the assumption that this is your scheduled vacation time with her? (Sorry if I'm wrong about that!)
If you cruise and try to make her spend most of her time with you instead of the other teens (who she'll see having a great time together!) she might resent it.
On the other hand, if you cruise and let her join the teen group she'll have the time of her life and LOVE you for it!
Just set up some time to do things together like shore excursions and dinner.
I think you'll both love cruising!
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