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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:42 PM
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We have booked a cruise on the Fantasy 10/31/04. All of us are over the age of 21 except for my sister who is 20. Is the age requirement on the ship and in port still 21?? I would like for her to be able to go to the casino and drink with the rest of us??
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Yes, she will not be allowed to drink onboard the ship, in port or at sea. In addition I hope that there is someone booked into her cabin that is over the age of 25 as the rule states anyone under the age of 21 must be accompinied by someone over the age of 25!.
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Your sister can go to the casino and gamble with you but she won't be able to drink.
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Ok so if you were on your honeymoon and you and your groom were only 22 ( as we were when we married many moons ago) you wouldnt be able to get your own cabin???

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They MIGHT make an exception for a married couple. The rules are in place to limit the youngsters using cruise ships as spring break destinations.
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The rule is UNLESS you are 21 or older, you have to have a 25 year old traveling with you....you don't have to be 25 to travel...

but I know for a fact that married couples are fine if they are under 21 or if there is one who is 21 and one who is 20....

(i called and checked on that a while back when i was thinking about taking my honeymoon cruise)...unfortunately i am old and 25 now, so that isn't an issue
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Heather you might want to check with Carnival about your sister....i am not sure how strict they are, but she might need to pretend to be married!

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Drinking age on board is 21 period. Many islands it is 18. Ages for traves below.

How old do you have to be to travel alone?

Guests are required to be 21 years old (on embarkation day) to travel. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom by a parent or guardian 25 or older. The exceptions Carnival will make to this policy are:

1) Parents that are traveling with their children in different staterooms. The bookings must be cross-referenced and documented that they are parents and children traveling together.

2) Grandparents that are traveling with their grandchildren in different staterooms. The bookings must be cross-referenced and documented that they are grandparents and grandchildren traveling together.

3) Married minor couple. The booking must be documented that the couple is married. The couple must have proof of marriage at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.

4) Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union minor couple. The booking must be documented that the couple are legal Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union. The couple must have legal proof of partnership/union at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund.

Guest ages will be verified at embarkation. Guests not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation.

The Group policy is slightly different because of stricter group terms and conditions including mandatory chaperones, damage deposits and other considerations.

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Old May 19th, 2004, 09:55 AM
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Your sister will be able to drink but will not be able to purchase drinks herself. Our son was 20 on our cruise in Feb and his sail and sign card would not work. The waiter tried it just to see what would happen and he said all kinds of lights and warnings went off! He didn't have a problem bringing our son a drink as long as he could charge it to our card. Drinking age is 18 where we live so he was a little miffed by all this but he adjusted. We did not find a waiter anywhere that was concerned about him being 'underage' and drinking.
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Below is an excert from the Carnival contract you agree to, so if you are under 21 ar furnish alcohol to anyone under 21 you could be put off the ship if caught doing so.

d) Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on Carnival's vessels for on board consumption. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the vessel's gift shops or ashore cannot be consumed aboard the vessel and will be retained by Carnival until the end of the voyage. Guests who are celebrating a special occasion are permitted to bring fine wine or champagne (no other alcohol is permitted) at the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day only. A $10 corkage fee will be charged should guests wish to consume this wine/champagne in the dining room. Carnival reserves the right to refuse to serve alcohol to any passenger. Guest acknowledges that the minimum age permitted for the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages aboard Carnival's vessels is twenty-one (21). Guest agrees to supervise all persons under age twenty-one (21) under Guest's charge to insure that they do not violate this, or any other, shipboard regulation. Guests who attempt to purchase alcohol by using false identification or the Sail & Sign card of a Guest who is twenty-one or older will be deemed in violation of this policy. Any Guest twenty-one or older who attempts to or purchases alcohol for any guest under twenty-one will also be deemed in violation of this policy. Guest agrees that Carnival has the right to disembark any guest who violates this policy and as well as any adults traveling with minors who violate this policy or any other shipboard regulation.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 04:25 PM
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Heather - how were you able to book this cruise? Carnival requires dates of birth for all passengers, and I don't know how your 20-year old sister could even be booked!
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Old May 19th, 2004, 04:29 PM
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My sister was recently married. So they will be in one room and we have booked another room for ourselves. The question didn't have anything to do with not being able to book a cruise because of her age I simply asked would she be able to drink and go to the casino. Some people just read to much into a question and make it much more complex!!
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Old May 19th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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Oh, OK. Wish you would have explained that before - would have by-passed the "25" year-old posts. There are a lot of posts with those same types of questions about taking someone under 21, and I think people were just trying to be helpful.
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