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Old February 19th, 2004, 01:05 PM
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I am currently trying to pick a cruise out of NY/NJ. I will be taking teen sons and would appreciate any advice on which cruise would be the best overall choice for all of us.
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The choices are:

1 -- Carnival Legend (8-night) E. Caribbean -- 5/23/04

2 -- Carnival Miracle (7-night) Bahamas -- 7/10/04

3 -- RCCL - Nordic Empress(6-night) Bermuda -- 7/18/04

4 -- NCL Dawn (7-night) Bahamas -- 4/11/04

5 -- NCL Dawn (7-night) Bahams -- 5/23/04

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Old February 19th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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I would go with either Carnival Legend or Carnival Miracle. It's a great line for teens. Both cruises have their advantages - Legend because it's a longer cruise, Miracle because it's a brand new ship, but I think you and your boys would be happy with either one.

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My vote is the Legend . We did the cruise last year, same time frame. Great ship, there were many teens on board and they seemed to be having a great time.
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With teens, Legend all the way!

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Old February 19th, 2004, 06:45 PM
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Defintiely a Carnival ship and from the dates you list, go in the summer months when more families are cruising.
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Just because I personally have been eyeing the NCL Dawn, I think that'd be my choice<G>

Freestyle dining with kids.. where they don't have to dress up, sounds awfully tempting.

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Having done the Legend with 1 teen boy, and the Imagination with 2 teen boys, I'd say Carnival for sure (Legend or Miracle). I can vouch for Legend being great, lots of activities, lots of teens to make friends with, and the best 24 hr. pizza and ice cream!
Having also sailed the Nordic Empress, I'd say not such a good idea for teens.
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I would vote for the Miracle. The ship is brand new and Carnival does an excellent job catering to teens and young adults, like yourself.

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Old February 20th, 2004, 12:26 AM
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Just to throw a wrench in the works.....isn't the Voyage of the Seas sailing for NYC/NJ this summer? That would be MY pick over Carnival.

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Why not try the Voyager of the Seas sailing from Bayonne, NJ this summer? Its a 9 day cruise and the VOS is great for kids. I am taking my 2 nephews (13 & 14) on the VOS in July. I have taken my other nieces and nephew on the VOS and the EOS and they have enjoyed themselves. RCI has plenty of activities for them to do.

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#1 would be my choice of those without questions. Now if the VOS is an option then you might have to reconsider. No way on the NCL ships.
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The Legend, You’ll get a lot more bang for your buck. More ports, more time, and a great youth program.

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