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Old March 16th, 2003, 10:56 AM
Dennis Brown
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Hi:
Our Canal cruise is scheduled for April 13, out of San Diego.
We have been told that there are not usually many children ( or young people (under 40??)) on these two week cruises.
Can anybody set me straight on this? Our cruise is during Easter week - maybe that will make a difference.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: Children on Panama Canal cruises

We went through canal in Jan. There were very few teens (if any) and only about 3 younger ones. You timing might mean more with a spring break being involved but generally speaking there are few kids on any Celebrity 2 weeker. Now young adults in their 40's. There will be lots of them but still they will be out numbered by older folks. BTW the kids facility(s) on the Infinity looked just super.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 08:27 PM
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Easter week or not, there probably won't be very many kids. Their vacations are one week long, not two.

The age range of the adults will skew older because it's Celebrity and because it's a longer cruise. Generally speaking, older people have the time and the money for longer cruises.

But you'll probably find that your fellow passengers (of whatever age) are more diverse, more interesting, more well-travelled and much less cranky than on many other cruises.

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Old March 17th, 2003, 03:13 PM
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I can't talk about Easter, but our 2 week Christmas/New Years' cruise was chaos. 550 kids on board, disruptive and destructive pre-teens, completely out of control. It was our first Celebrity Cruise (and might I mention also our last!!!!). Even the crew called it the "cruise from hell". Hope yours is much better. The ship is beautiful, the food marvelous, the service fabulous, the cabins bigger than any we'd ever been in, even on Deck 3, but Celebrity lost a lot of customers on that one, even though it ultimately tossed about 80 people off! But it took one person who knew the captain before anything was done.

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Old March 17th, 2003, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Children on Panama Canal cruises

Thanks Jeanny

Your response is quite different from AR's just before you. I guess it depends on the timing of the cruise. I hope our cruise is more like AR's than yours, but our cruise is during Easter week so there's a chance it might end up with a few hundred kids.

We don't mind kids , we raised five of them - its unruly and undisciplined kids that give us headaches.

Thanks again for your reply.
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Old March 18th, 2003, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Children on Panama Canal cruises

Not a lot of kids, even during Easter Week. Lots of refined, fun, all ages folks from across country...we did the Canal cruise after Thanksgiving, maybe 10 kids in all.
Have a blast, it's a beautiful ship.
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Old March 19th, 2003, 10:11 PM
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We are scheduled for the same trip, 4/13 on the Infinity thru the Panama Canal. Our 2 boys, 6 and 8, can't wait to go. This will be their 4th cruise and they love the kids programs.
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Old March 20th, 2003, 02:53 PM
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We'll be there with our 10 and 9 year old. We were on a 2 week cruise aboard the Constellation last June in Europe. There was not alot of children, but enough to give our kids a couple of new friends. The children we're well behaved and the kids club was the best that we've seen. Not too many people under 40 (were in our 30s), but everyone was friendly and pleasant to cruise with. Some of the older couples we're tearing up the dance floor and really enjoying themselves.
They're might be a little more children through the Canal because of Easter, but I hope not 500.


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Old March 20th, 2003, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Children on Panama Canal cruises

On our Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Mercury we definately had a crowd skewed
to the 50 -60 year old group. It was a two week cruise, it was Celebrity after all.
There were a number of extended families however and although not tons of kids there were some of all ages from babies to teens.
The trip described above with the 550 kids will not be your experience, that is a problem
unique to Chritmas/New Years cruises.
In any group of 2000 or so passengers you will find a few kids .
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Old March 27th, 2003, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: Children on Panama Canal cruises

we just returned from a two week Panama canal cruise on Mercury, there were 8 passengers under the age of 18. We are in our 50's, and we were among the "younger set" on this cruise! Many many people 70+ age group. We still had a wonderful time, the few times we saw the kids, they were with their parents.
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Old March 28th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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I would think you would have very few kids on the ship because of the length. Taking 2 weeks off from work can be very difficult for some people which tends to make the longer cruises occupied with older people who either have lots of vacation time or are retired and don't have to worry about vacation time.
You might have more kids then normal because it is Easter week but still not nearly as many as a normal 7 day cruise at that time period.
Have a great time. We are hoping to do a Panama Canal cruise soon and would love to hear how Celebrity does theirs.
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