My dh and I will be taking our first cruise this October and we're planning another one already probably for September of 2008. Our son will be 14 and I'm trying to decide which ship will be the most fun for him.
I noticed that on Carnival the teen disco starts at age 15. With my son being 14 and about 5 months away from turning 15, he'll probably be hanging out with kids both older and younger. Are the 12-14 group activities fun for the older age spectrum as well as the younger? How does the crew know if the kids are 15 and older anyway? Do they check the sign and sail cards when they come in?
I would also like to have an adjoining cabin as well. What ships offer them?
I've already read through the teenage freedom thread and have some ideas in mind for curfew and rules. We will probably give our son a good bit of freedom on the ship, I just want to make sure that there will be age appropriate things for him to do and he won't feel left out if he befriends some 15-16 year olds and can't do things with them because he's 14.
I read somewhere that all minors in a cabin have to have an adult with them. Is that the case? Would we have to say that his dad is staying with him while I'm in the cabin alone?
What destinations are good for kids that age? Dh and I are going to the Bahamas for our cruise and we may decide to go back since we'll have been there before. I'm thinking of probably a 4-5 day cruise.
I'm sure I'll think of other things to ask about the teen programs. Any info is welcomed, though.
Christina in GA