hiii, my family cruises every summer with carnival! we started out leaving from Florida, but now we leave from New York because its more convenient for us because its only an hour drive, and alot cheaper then flying! I love going from New York because i meet people so close, and i also like going in the summer because i feel like thats when more teens go! I'm 16 years old and my family wants to go on a Christmas/New Years cruise in 2010! We've never done something like this and i was wondering if alot you parents bring your teenagers, and do you make them spend all there time with you? because i'm scared i wont have friends like i've had on my previous cruises because all their time will be devoted to family time since its the holidays! please get back to me parents!!!