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cruisegurl August 11th, 2003 05:31 PM

Parent's rules
Hey i have a big problem i'm 13 and i just found out i have a curefew on the ship and u will never guess what time it is? 9pm !!! I fell like i'm 5 what do i do so my curefew is later??
I'm on vaction i shouldn't have 1.

Danp August 11th, 2003 05:44 PM

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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWO! 9pm?! OK... Wait, what is your school bedtime? Interested in helping you out, but I need some more info... Why 9Pm, is it because of safty, do your parents want u sleeping, ect... I wouldent worry about it, there are lots of ppl here who will help ya!

KATIE1 August 11th, 2003 06:13 PM

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lol once you get on the ship i PROMISE you that your curfew will NOT be 9 pm. if u have early dinner then dinner will get over around 8 and then the show will get out around 9:30-9:45 then of course you'll want to go to the disco untill about 11-12 so there ya go tell your parents that there are organized activities after 9 and that there is security all over the ship and nothing bad is going to happen. is this you and your parents first cruise? if it is then they dont know all about the teens staying up till LATE....try to go for a 12 curfew

Marisa August 11th, 2003 07:21 PM

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wow thats sooo early! like katie said by the time you have dinner and go to the show it'll be already 9:45 if not later. If you end up eatin later you end up going to the even later show which usually endes at 10-10:30. Try explaining to your parents that if you have 2 been by 9 you would be missin out on sooo much! All you would really be able to do at night is basically go to dinner. Try to get 1:00 curfew but if you can't try 4 12:30 or 12 thats a little more reasonable.

Danp August 11th, 2003 07:34 PM

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Marisa, good point... the shows and late seating...
The teen disco didnt even open till 9:30 on my last cruise...

cruisegurl August 11th, 2003 08:37 PM

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school time 10pm if i'm doing something school related and if not 8:30Danp wrote:

Jim Bragg August 12th, 2003 10:23 AM

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Well don't throw a tantrum and make demands. <G> Talk to your parents reasonably and promise to keep them informed of your whereabouts and let them see that there are many activities for kids your age past that time. Your curfew should directly relate to your behaviour and ability to show you are responsible. Accept that your parents are mostly concerned for your safety and work with them, not against them.

Starting to feel like Dear Abby for crying out loud

CarnivalCruiserA August 12th, 2003 01:12 PM

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WoW! Yeah I agree with everyone else... with dinner, show's and the disco, I think your parent's will let you stay out longer.... 9pm is way to early, especially when your on vacation!!!

-Rob August 14th, 2003 03:20 PM

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We wern;t even out of the Dining Room by 9. Dinner starts at like 8:15 for the late sitting on our cruise. We would get out at like around 10. The shows my parents went to started about 10:30, and i would meet my people right after dinner. Once your parents realise, that 9 is right in the middle of things, DINNER!!! They will be sure to knock it back. Good luck trying to get it later! Have fun!


dfritz August 16th, 2003 11:54 AM

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I went on a cruise when I was 13 and my curfew was like 12 or 12:30, this cruise that I'll be taking in a short while I have a curfew of 1 since I've aged a year. Just explain to your parents the good reasons for having a later curfew, such as meeting more people, seeing the shows, going to teen events and so much more. If your parents are worried about your safety then have them rent some of those walky-talky things so that they can talk to you right when they need to. Just relax and I bet ten-to-one your parents will reconsider.


Mels August 16th, 2003 06:07 PM

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All I have to say is do NOT break curfew because your parents will wake up even if it is in a dark room with no window or clock!!! I learned that on my last cruise. My friend and I went to the cabin 30 minutes late because we didn't think my parents would wake up but.....they did. My dad had left to go walk the whole ship at like 3:30 in the morning. He was not happy. But the next night we did get a later I don't know. Just do not go in past curfew the first night and then ask your parents the next night if you can stay out a little later. They might let ya. You never know!

Dylan August 17th, 2003 06:19 PM

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heres what you do. on the first day of the cruise try to meet some kids about your age, then if they stay out later tell your parents you want to hang out with them.


cruisechic1 August 17th, 2003 07:27 PM

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good idea thanks dylan helped a lot

FortuneCookie121 August 20th, 2003 07:15 PM

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I would talk to your parents. Especially if it's your first cruise, they might not know the ropes. Bring them to the teen club on the first day, so they can see what it's like. If they know where you'll be, hopefully they'll feel like you're safer. Also, meeting the teen counsellors might help pacify any fears they have.

Erik. August 29th, 2003 03:14 PM

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Hey, straight up, go to the cruise line web site and print off a list of teen activities. Show them that most kids are at dinner, and most of the fun doesnt start till around 10.

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