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.
Single Mom early 40's
2 (14yo) Boys
The choices are:
1 -- Carnival Legend (8-night) E. Caribbean -- 5/23/04
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.
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.
Have fun whatever you choose!
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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