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Old February 26th, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Hey guys! Well I'm new to cruising and I'm thinking of going on one for my senior trip. One problem - me and the friend who is going with me are both 18. Any 18 yr olds out there who've been through this?!? which cruise line is the best for this age group who is too young for the adults and too old for the younger teens!! Thanks for everything!

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Do you want to go with parents or just the two of you?

W/ out parentals Princess is your only choice.
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My mother is planning on going with us actually
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Old February 27th, 2006, 03:43 AM
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carnival. definitely. its just like a week long big party on huge boat.
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If you have a parent going I reccomend Carnival!
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you guys are awesome by the way. what do you know about the adventure of the seas rccl ship? yay or nay for the southern caribbean?
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You definatly want to go on the NCL my three friends and i went on the majesty, and my parents came with us, we had our own room, and the whole thing was one ridiculous party, they wont say a damn thing too you. Drink,Party, Relax, Swim, Explore, and take in the culture.... cant get any better than that.
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royal caribbean.
my brother is 18, we've been on carnival & rccl.
he HATED carnival---for the younger teens and kinda dry on activities
rccl you'll never be bored
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i just went on the mariner after turning 18 6 days before...i had the best cruise ever, im pretty sure...

my friend was 17 so we went to the teen club and thought it was very imature, and the dragons lair was all older people. we actually ended up meeting 2x boys who were brothers and 16 and 17. and inevitably fouund a huge group of kids that were 16-18...it was amazing. i wish i was back there now...

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CCL by far has the better teen program, and im not saying this just b/c im going to be working with Club o2 this summer...Fuel on RCCL is so lame. As far as activities besides the rockwall and ice skating CCL has more than RCCL...I always felt that RCCL had no night life after about 9, but thats just me
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you are traveling with your parents? your not going to find a cruise line that will let you travel alone until you are atleast 21 for some lines and 25 for most.... youll have a lot of fun on carnival but if you want to be allowed to drink without breaking the rules then you need to go on royal carribean which will let u drink beer n wine but not hard liquor.... im sure u want to party, best advice i can give u is that u should go on carnival, i went on carnival destiny when i was 18 and had a blast, just give the bartenders cash n they will take care of u, i gave the bartender 50$ a night n he pretty much poured as many drinks as i wanted down my throat and for friends also if i asked for 2 coronas it was no problem....

another good cruise if u decide royal caribean is the voyager class... with the rock climbing walls n all that fun stuff, n ull be able to get into the 18 and under club and also the 18+ club, best of both worlds... n ull be able to drink beer without worries... good luck
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royal caribbean.
my brother is 18, we've been on carnival & rccl.
he HATED carnival---for the younger teens and kinda dry on activities
rccl you'll never be bored
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If its about alchol thats sad...Not to be rude but surely you can do with out a beer for at least 7 days...There is way more to life than drinking.
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oh no its actually not this time. bc seriously, thats not that big of a deal. if you really wanted to, you could get that anywhere. i just dont want to be stuck on a cruise with a lot of younger teens and kinda be in between the teens and the adults you know?
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Oh I know, and completly understand...I was responding to another post. I honestly believe you will have a better time on CCL...I just felt like RCCL activites ended to soon at night, but I will say that the Voyager class ships on RCCL are tight though
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yeah, after 11 on the mariner things seemed to be dead. my sister hated that cause when we went on princess there where always things to do..

but we found our friends and just chilled. we went to wig ad gavel and listened to music...LOVED the heli pad, went almost everynight and chilled...we were also wicked drunk by then...um ate at the cafe promenande and had room parties..

it was amazing, cause no older people where up and the security guards didnt care, even though the shipboard curfew for under 17 was 1.
my friends also had the owners suite, so we where in there quite a lot!
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ok i think im deciding on the adventure of the seas june 25th to the southern caribbean. just seems very "me". anyone been on this ship before?!?
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ok i think im deciding on the adventure of the seas june 25th to the southern caribbean. just seems very "me". anyone been on this ship before?!?
i'm going on the carnival destiny june 25th! i'll have just turned 18 at the end of may. you should clearly reconsider and choose that cruise instead. why? i'm amazing (: haha
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Depends what kind of person you are. Are you looking to get drunk and break rules(carnival)? Or are you more mature(RCCL)?
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what makes rccl more mature?
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what makes rccl more mature?
They enfore their rules more. There is less of the "party hardy" crowd on RCCL.
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Hey guys I'm going on Jewel of the Seas with RCCL the beginning of April. Im only 17, my birthday is 2 freakin weeks after the cruise. (How much does that suck) Allllllll my friends are 18, am I going to be able to get in the clubs with them at all at night?
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what makes rccl more mature?
They enfore their rules more. There is less of the "party hardy" crowd on RCCL.
CCL has done a great job of doing away with the "party hardy crowd" as you put it... I found more partyin on RCCL than I have on all of my Cruises. RCCL even allows you to drink at a younger age, and about enfrocing rules CCL sticks by the US Law and the age of 21. I honestly dont see how you can say RCCL is more mature b/c they enforce rules...
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RCCL is not too strict at all. I am going on my 4th cruise on RCCL and my first was when i was 15, now I am 18. Even at 15 on the ship I was drinking. When I was 16, I was on the ship over SB and it was wild! and I mean WILD! There were room partys, partying in the clubs, drinking on the decks, but in the day time it was wonderful.
My friend and I would lay by the pool and read, we would eat wonderful lunches, maybe watch a movie, walk around and explore, and then on excursions we just did diffrent things, but then after dinner, the wildness begain.

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ya, on rccl, they werent strict. i mean, my friends who were 17 where walking through the halls, past security guards with beers. and what about that ship board curfew? yeah, never enforced. once. also, kids where going down to the promenade and buying like 4 buckets of beer at a time and kept on going evry 20 min or so on the last night for our room parties. all the 17-18 yr olds that we could find in 1 small room! woop!
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I'm taking my boyfriend on a cruise for christmas. I'm 18 and he's 19. I want a cruise we can drink on, party, not too expensive, leaves out of galveston, and goes to cozumel. Can any of you help me out?
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well all cruise lines have a drinkin age of 21 on the actual boat if you buy it but you can buy in mexico cheap and bring it back on or bring your own...rccl and carnival both leave from galveston...but i would probaly go on canrival if your looking for more of a party!
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I'm taking my boyfriend on a cruise for christmas. I'm 18 and he's 19. I want a cruise we can drink on, party, not too expensive, leaves out of galveston, and goes to cozumel. Can any of you help me out?
You can sail on the Grand Princess out of Galveston that goes to Cozumel, as well as Honduras and Belize. Princess lets people who are 18 and over sail without parents. Its much cheaper if you are able to sail 2 weeks before Christmas, $499 per person, compared to $899 per person over Christmas (plus taxes and such). You can easily find this cruise on www.expedia.com and go to the cruise section and then type if your specifics. Hope this helped.

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hey i know how you feel! thats how our cruise last year was. we were 16 and couldn't really get into anything! trust me, we tried! but def. when it comes to that i would NOT recommend royal caribbean. all they had for 18+ was lounges and a casino. but thats just not my idea of fun
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