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Old June 3rd, 2001, 01:05 PM
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Default OLDER TEEN CRUISERS

CONSIDERING TAKING OUR 17 & 19 YRS OLD SONS BUT AFRAID THEY ARE TOO OLD FOR THE TEEN ACTIVITES & TOO YOUNG FOR THE ADULT . THE DESTINATION ISNT THAT IMPORTANT BUT THE SHIP EXPERIENCE IS AS WE CERTAINLY DONT WANT TO HEAR HOW BORED OR HUNGRY THEY ARE. ANY EXPERIENCE OR SUGGESTIONS???
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Old June 3rd, 2001, 09:20 PM
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Hi,

Know your dilema...we are going over thanksgiving on the Triumph..heard so much good about this ship..our sons are 23 and 15. Hoping this time of year being a Holiday, there will be a variety of ages on the ship. Good Luck
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Old June 3rd, 2001, 11:27 PM
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THANKS ...I'LL BE ANXIOUS 2C HOW YOU MAKE OUT
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Old June 4th, 2001, 09:27 AM
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Our son has been going with us every year, and he loves it. He always takes a friend. This year we are going in August. His friend is 18 and our son will be 18 in Nov. Believe me, there is plenty to do! They will not be bored. You will be lucky if you see them! The teens all seem to meet and hang out together. There is usually a group of younger teens and another group of older. Every cruise we have taken the boys on, they have behaved exceptionally well (they know they will not be invited again if not). They always check in with us when they are supposed to, otherwise, they are out and about. It will be a great experience for you all, I am sure. Especially Thanksgiving--we were on Sensation last Thanksgiving and there were tons of teens and children of all ages.
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Old June 4th, 2001, 09:27 AM
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I am a 16 yr old female.I think your sons will love to go on a cruise! They will have a great time! I do! Im going on the Paradise this up comming Sunday with family and friends... I cant harldy wait! Good luck!

Jenn
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Old June 5th, 2001, 05:09 PM
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what ship will you be on.? We are going on Aug 18th with our two daughters.on the triumph- one will be 18 in Nov and the other is 16. We are trying to find other teens on the same ship.
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Old June 5th, 2001, 09:50 PM
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Default Jubille in Oct, teens?

I am a 17 female and i am going on the jubille in october with my family and i am affraid that i will be bored because my brother is 12 and i do not want to hang out with him but my parents are going to hang out and i will be stuck by myself. anybody go any advice?
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Old June 5th, 2001, 10:39 PM
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We are taking our second Carnival cruise with now 14 and 18 year old daughters. First cruise in late July 2 years ago and table mates were another family with 2 sons exact ages of our daughters from LA area (we are from Northern California). Kids hung out after dinner and several evenings and younger daughter still e-mails pal she met from Arizona. First cruise was on the Elation (quiet a few 16 - 18 years old I thought) Next month on the Triumph (western itinerary) We looked at Royal Carribean but everyone I spoke to said rooms are quiet tiny compared to Carnival. Royal Carribean does have rock climbing and ice rink on Explorer or Voyager. Find a travel agent who specializes in cruising and talk to your sons about what they might want to on ship and go from there. Happy Cruising!
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Old June 6th, 2001, 11:16 AM
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We took our 16 year old daughter on Fantasty last summer. She will be 17 next week and can not wait to go on Celebration June 23. She is a responsible young person so after checking out the locations and getting our bearings as to what was where, we basically let her know our whereabouts, and she would give us a couple of locations she expected to be. She kept her own hours, with our permission but crankiness would not be tolerated. She knew that CARNIVAL makes those lovely tapes of passengers and you never know when they will be there. They are shown on a tv in your cabin continuously. She liked the disco. We got her a soda card, which I recommend, and we informed her she could use her "credit card" from the ship, but she was expected to pay up at the end of the cruise. She was so responsible, her bill was under $25, so we picked it up. We let her look at the daily itenirary and asked her input for onshore tours. She spent most of the day hours with us. She went to some of the shows with us and knew she always had to dine with us, breakfast, lunch and supper. Be sure to know which activities you expect the boys to be with you and inform them of that.

One thing we changed for this cruise, she must hang with us for the muster. Last year, she was not present. She asked for information and was misdirected, but it caused us to worry some. Good luck, BARB
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Old June 6th, 2001, 09:45 PM
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We will be going Aug. 4 on Carnival Triumph.
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Old June 12th, 2001, 04:48 PM
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Default 17/f going on triumph!

going aug 19 2001!
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Old June 17th, 2001, 02:03 AM
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I have had a lot of personal experience with this. I've been on cruises from 14 to when I was 18(I'm a very lucky and grateful kid) But this is what I've noticed, the most important factor is the time of year you are going. That will determine the age group of teens onboard, I would talk to a travel agent about that and stress that these are older teens like either graduating high school or in college type age. Also I have to say that I've had so much fun on all of my cruises. Once when I was 15 and with my 17 year old sister and five of her friends, we went on the jubilee, there was like only two other people their age onboard, but they still had a blast, actually sometimes if there are only a few people your age, it sorta bonds you together in a way. I went on a cruise right after I turned 18 with my best friend and we did not meet a single person our age(although there were a few) but we still had a lot of fun, I guess cause we had each other. Sometimes I think its nice to have someone with you, cause its sorta like a backup, but at other times it might make you not want to go out and meet people as much, but I think having siblings close to the same age is good, cause they want to go off and meet new people, but if they don't then they have each otehr type thing. Sorry this is getting really long. I think 17 can be a hard age cause you're kinda too old for the activities, but you're not 18 so people don't see you as an adult. The 19 year old will be fine though. You can always meet people your age and have a good time though, if you put the effort into it. But like I said the most important thing when planning is time of year. Well I hope this helped, if you have any more specific questions feel free to e-mail me, obviously I can tlak about this forever. Hope you decide to go on a cruise thouhg, and have a lot of fun.
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Old June 17th, 2001, 02:03 AM
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I have had a lot of personal experience with this. I've been on cruises from 14 to when I was 18(I'm a very lucky and grateful kid) But this is what I've noticed, the most important factor is the time of year you are going. That will determine the age group of teens onboard, I would talk to a travel agent about that and stress that these are older teens like either graduating high school or in college type age. Also I have to say that I've had so much fun on all of my cruises. Once when I was 15 and with my 17 year old sister and five of her friends, we went on the jubilee, there was like only two other people their age onboard, but they still had a blast, actually sometimes if there are only a few people your age, it sorta bonds you together in a way. I went on a cruise right after I turned 18 with my best friend and we did not meet a single person our age(although there were a few) but we still had a lot of fun, I guess cause we had each other. Sometimes I think its nice to have someone with you, cause its sorta like a backup, but at other times it might make you not want to go out and meet people as much, but I think having siblings close to the same age is good, cause they want to go off and meet new people, but if they don't then they have each otehr type thing. Sorry this is getting really long. I think 17 can be a hard age cause you're kinda too old for the activities, but you're not 18 so people don't see you as an adult. The 19 year old will be fine though. You can always meet people your age and have a good time though, if you put the effort into it. But like I said the most important thing when planning is time of year. Well I hope this helped, if you have any more specific questions feel free to e-mail me, obviously I can tlak about this forever. Hope you decide to go on a cruise thouhg, and have a lot of fun.
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Old June 26th, 2001, 08:06 PM
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Hi. My family and I are goin on the 18th of August on the Triumph. I have met 3 other people who are going. I am 16, one is 17, my sis is 15 and this other one is 14. So.. if u wanna try the Triumph, we all would be glad to meet them!
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