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Old June 3rd, 2001, 10:24 AM
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WE ARE CONSIDERING HIS TRIP WITH 17 & 19 YR OLD BOYS. ARE THERE ENOUGH ACTIVITIES FOR THEM ON BOARD & OFF. NEW YORK IS GREAT FOR US NO AIRFARE INVOLVED BUT THOUGHT MAYBE BERMUDA ( ALSO NO AIRFARE) OR CARIBBEAN WOULD BE BETTER. WE CERTAINLY DONT WANT TO HEAR I'M BORED OR HUNGRY. ADVICE?
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Old June 3rd, 2001, 07:32 PM
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Hi Mimi
My husband and I cruised on Carnival twice in Sept 99 and 2000, Triumph
and then the Victory.
While in line at the Lido deck's buffett two teenage girls said to me
"where are the guys at on this cruise??" Wait till we talk to our TA about
this""
If your sons enjoy water sports and activities then consider Bermuda or
the Caribbean. NewYork/Canada is geared for older people, at least in
Sept. Maybe the summer months are better for the younger set.
We are in our early 50's so it did not matter to us going in a cooler climate.
We loved Halifax and Saint Johns - that is why we did the same route twice.
What month and what ship were you considering??
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Old June 4th, 2001, 12:34 PM
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We will be sailing on the Victory on July 9th from NY to Canada. My daughter is 17 and she will be with her 18 yr. old girlfriend and younger sister. She has already met some friends on these boards and plans to meet them on the ship. In the summer, I think there will be a lot of young people. We went to Alaska last year, and I was concerned about my daughter making friends there (she was the only teen with a bunch of adults - and a lot of older people go to Alaska) but the teens found each other immediately and it turned out to be one of her best vacations. Best of luck! Jo-anne
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Old June 19th, 2001, 06:22 PM
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Hi Mimi,

I was on Carnival Victory last September and there wasn't anyone under 35 onboard. It was a great cruise but for adults, not teens or children. Don't know about cruises in the summer. It's a gorgeous itineerary though.

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Old June 19th, 2001, 06:31 PM
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Have not the Canada tour but I can tell you about the Carribean. I have been on two Royal Carribean cruises on either side of the Carribean. For onboard activities, I recommend the Voyager Series. Right now the Explorer does one side of Carribean with the Voyager of the Seas doing the other side. We just returned from the Voyager June 3 and there were over 500 children/teens. There are numerous onboard activities for all ages on this ship. It is just incredible. They have rock climbing, putt-putt, in-line skating, ice skating, full basketball court, ping-pong, video arcades.

They had activities just for teens. The parents we talked to said they never saw their teenagers when on board so the teens must have been busy. There are also numerous pools.

On the excursions, there are numerous snorkeling, swimming, submarines, scuba, jet ski activities.

I would not hesitate to recommend the Voyager of the Seas for teens anytime no matter what port.
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Old June 24th, 2001, 03:18 PM
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Dear Mimi,
My family will be on the July 15th cruise to Canada. My two children, one a teenage girl and the other an 11 year old boy will be on board. I think this itinerary is a great one for kids and the temperatures are far better than summer in the Carribean. I have found that there is alot to do on every ship and the kids always make friends and have fun. Summer in Canada will be great!
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Old June 27th, 2001, 09:06 PM
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I am taking a cruise next month with my 15 year old son. I have the SAME worry! I am also trying to figure out how formal he should be... of course that is a big deal.
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Old July 31st, 2001, 11:26 PM
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For some reason, more families with children sail the Caribbean than any other itinerary. My daughter's first cruise with me was Alaska when she was 13 years old on Pacific Princess which was pretty new at the time. There were no children's programs onboard and she was the only kid. She LOVED it. Something about the sea, and the crew totally spoiled her.

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Old August 23rd, 2001, 09:25 PM
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Presently apple vacations is getting together a cruise that will be sailing out of New York next year, however, all 4 person rooms are booked. I hear that there are lots of other things for the older teens to do....i am sure they will have a great time just hanging out and checking out the chicks. Most of the ships have enourmous game rooms....your 19 year old will be able to gamble or just hang in the casino if he wants (or if you let him). I would go for it...i cant imagine them being bored

I too am from the east coast, right outside of philly and the limo's or taxis were just as much as a plane ticket..so you might want to take that into consideration as well.

WE will end up driving and paying about 18$ per day at the port parking lot.
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Old August 23rd, 2001, 09:28 PM
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mimi, you are exactly right...my TA told me not to go to Canada off season becasue it is just older people.....hardly any kids......there are alot more kids in the summer on that particular trip
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