I am taking my daughter on a European cruise as her graduation gift. I am considering the HAL Veendam in June because of the itinerary. My concern is I know HAL has a different passenger mix than say CCL or RCCL. Do you think there will be enough other teens and activities so she will enjoy her time on the ship? I know that HAL typically has an older mix but I was wondering if it there might be more younger cruisers in summer months.
This will be her first cruise, so it is hard for her to help guide me as she doesn't have anything to compare to. Any advice or input to help me make this a great trip for her would be appreciated!
i went on a X european cruise when i was 13 and met so many kids, also going in june. im goin on my first HAL cruise this spring break and called ship services and there is already 100 teens! so if you go during the summer on a teen friendley boat i would be shocked if there was no one your daughters age!
X Infinity- June 01'-Alaska
X Galaxy-July 02'- E. Caribbean
X Millennium-July 03'-Mediterranean
Empress of the Seas- June 04'-Bermuda
Enchantment of the Seas- August 05'- New England
Rhapsody of the Seas- July 06'-W. Caribbean
HAL Noordam- March 07'- S. Caribbean
Empress of the Seas- July 07'- Bermuda
NCL Pride of America July 08'- Hawaii (CANCELED :[)
Explorer of the Seas July 08'- New England
I have cruise on both HAL and Carnival. HAL is BY FAR my favorite! If your daughter enjoys good food and being treated like royalty (what girl doesnt?) then im sure she will love this cruise! Since its in June, I would expect a good number of teens to be sailing. And since your sailing to Europe, that is more of a destination that is all about exploring and experiencing the culture, and i would think that more European teens would be sailing. I wish my parents would take me on a cruise for my graduation!! That is an amazing gift!
NCL Dawn 6/21/06 Bermuda
10/30/08 X Constellation Caribbean
Costa Fortuna 3/08 Eastern Caribbean
Costa Magica 2/07 Western Caribbean
HAL Noordam 11/06 Eastern Caribbean
X Zenith 6/06 Bermuda
HAL Zuiderdam 5/05 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 6/04 Canada/New England
CCL Triumph 12/03 Western Caribbean
CCL Victory 11/02 Eastern Caribbean