I'm jealous. I have to wait until July for my next cruise on the Mariner. By the way, life long friends can happen on any type of cruise. My 18 year old son still chats with a girl he met on a weekend cruise on Monarch that we went on almost 2 years ago.
MARINER OF THE SEAS-JULY 2006
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Have to agree about meeting life long friends on cruises. In 1999 our then 14 y/o son met a very nice young lady of 13. They are still in touch and see each other every few months when their busy college schedules permit.
Teresa and Larry
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Hey! I was so happy to find your post, my family and i are going on the mariner on april 2nd 2006 as well. I'm 18 and have a little brother that is 14, so when i saw your post about your 4 boys i thought it would be a great opportunity for them to talk before we cruise! My name is Andrea by the way, feel free to post back!
The boys are Ian-16, Christian-14, Parker-12, and Drew-9 years old. We took them on a cruise back in 2002, but wasn't that impressed with the Boy's facilities. In fact the oldest had nothing to do but run the boat by himself.
This year I am hoping they hook up with some other kids to run with. We already met another girl online from England. She is 15.
Hey! It's good to hear from you! My family has been on two cruises, the first one was fun, however the last one we went on, Celebrity Century (2004 spring break) i wasn't too excited either. However, in the end i had the time of my life and made life long friends that i still keep in touch with today. Since that cruise i have been dying to go on another one, and what do you know, it's coming up! I think it would be great if we all started talking, especially if the boys aren't excited yet!