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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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We will be cruising in June; RC Vision to Mexican Riviera. My husband and I have cruised before but this will be a first for the kids. They are 19, 17 & 14. We have booked an inside stateroom for them, outside for us. I refuse to share a bathroom with 3 teenagers!

I am wondering about the teen activities. My 14 yo will be with the young teens, 17 with the older teens. How similar are the activities? It seems like the activities for older teens starts later at night. We have late seating; will this cut into activities for my 14yo? Also, are curfews enforced? We plan on having different curfews for 14 & 17yos. 17 will be almost 18 and I do want to let him have some freedom, within limits.

Also, I plan on getting soda cards for all 3 kids. We will also have a sign & sail card linked to their room for misc. purchase. I'm thinking about using a pre-paid Visa for their account. That will limit spending and I feel a bit more comfortable with that. Has anyone done that before with teens?

Thanks for any advice!
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Old April 10th, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Can't help with curfews as my 12YO kiddo and I night owl. Soda cards a good idea. Never have done a prepaid VISA - kiddo has his own VISA with a very high limit (my parents first California house cost less than his credit limit ) and I have never had problems. With 3 accountability may be more of an issue?

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We will be cruising in June; RC Vision to Mexican Riviera. My husband and I have cruised before but this will be a first for the kids. They are 19, 17 & 14. We have booked an inside stateroom for them, outside for us. I refuse to share a bathroom with 3 teenagers!

I am wondering about the teen activities. My 14 yo will be with the young teens, 17 with the older teens. How similar are the activities? It seems like the activities for older teens starts later at night. We have late seating; will this cut into activities for my 14yo? Also, are curfews enforced? We plan on having different curfews for 14 & 17yos. 17 will be almost 18 and I do want to let him have some freedom, within limits.

Also, I plan on getting soda cards for all 3 kids. We will also have a sign & sail card linked to their room for misc. purchase. I'm thinking about using a pre-paid Visa for their account. That will limit spending and I feel a bit more comfortable with that. Has anyone done that before with teens?

Thanks for any advice!
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RCI is a great choice for teens. The late dinner seating will cut into some teen activities but things really don't get going until about 10 pm at which point your dinner should be winding down.

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