Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Teen Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Teen Cruisers Teens - meet here, meet onboard.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 28th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Default carnival/ royal c which is better

Arite I am 18 and looking to go on a cruise this summer. I have to go with family one brother 15. I am wondering which cruise line is better and which ship looking to go 5 or 7 day cruise to Caribbean or bahamas? anybody has experience for like 18-20 year olds. too old for the teen club but do you get allowed into the night clubs and which cruise line has more older teens???
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 29th, 2010, 01:42 AM
mmerali's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Florida State U, Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 1,720
Send a message via AIM to mmerali Send a message via Skype™ to mmerali
Default

Okay, the break down of the two lines is something I've written 10 page papers on, but I'll try and hit the major points..

Answering your direct questions first:

You and your bro most likely won't be partying together - you can get into the adult nightclubs, he cannot. Chances are, you won't be getting into the teen club either.

Since you're cruising in the summer, you're likely to find a good number of teens wherever you go. Age distribution between the lines in on season (i.e. summer) varies. Consider the following when choosing a cruise:

For Carnival:
Carnival employs newer ships on shorter sailings (in the 100,000 GRT range) while Royal does not. This is advantageous for 5 day sailings or longer/shorter ones as well.

Carnival is known as a party line. You will find people up and about at all sorts of hours and the ships don't look like ghost towns after 1 am. Carnival is also a family line, so you get a lot more and better deck activities (if you're into that sort of thing).

Carnival's food is significantly better than that of RCI. Pizza is always open.

For Royal:
Royal Caribbean allocates most of its larger ships to the 7 night itineraries. This also means that they are the more entertaining ships for a week long cruise if you aren't a partier.

Royal imposes a 1 am curfew for all guests under the age of 18. They will card, and they will write you up for violations. Rentacops make good business on their ships.

Royal Caribbean's amenities are superior in every way except movies under the stars.

Royal has better nightclub facilities though they can be somewhat slow at times and picking out the singles from the married people can be a task (the singles thing holds true for CCL as well).

Larger ships means more people, more people means lines and crowds.

My suggestion(s):
7 night Carnival Liberty (Western Caribbean) roundtrip Miami
8 night Carnival Freedom (Western Caribbean) roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
7 night Freedom of the Seas (Eastern or Western) roundtrip Port Canaveral
7 night Liberty of the Seas (Eastern or Western) roundtrip Miami

Let me know if you need help booking or have any questions. Also keep in mind pricing is extremely high during summer months. Make the best of past guest and other discounts!
__________________
-Michael-
Teen Host
Past Cruises
CCL:
Carnivale (2/11/93)
Ecstasy (9/5/94)
Fantasy (2/20/00)
Fascination (8/26/00) (2/18/02)
Conquest (2/20/05)
Inspiration (8/18/07)
Liberty (3/15/08.)
Dream (3/3/12)
Sensation (8/19/12)
NCL:
Sea (2/22/03)
PCL:
Golden (2/14/04)
Caribbean (8/20/05)
Crown (3/5/11)
RCI:
Voyager (8/25/02)
Navigator (8/28/04)
Adventure (8/27/06)
Freedom (3/7/10)
Future
Carnival Pride (12/16/12)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 29th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Default

thanks for the help

7 night Carnival Liberty (Western Caribbean) roundtrip Miami

how did you like that one I think thats good or maybe carnival pride??

do you recommend doing shore excursions

how are the chicks on cruises are most couples or are there singles
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 29th, 2010, 11:56 PM
mmerali's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Florida State U, Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 1,720
Send a message via AIM to mmerali Send a message via Skype™ to mmerali
Default

Okay, when choosing an itinerary consider the following:

Where do you want to go or what do you want to see?
Second, look at the stops that provide that.
Finally, choose a ship doing that itinerary.

As a ship, Carnival Liberty is beautiful, I had some of my most amazing cruise memories on her.

Shore excursions have ups and downs; you get a set activity on the island(s) and no need to keep track of time, but it limits you to the excursion (in other words, no exploring solo and less of a "cultural" perspective).

As for singles and couples, it varies. There are always singles and there are always couples.
__________________
-Michael-
Teen Host
Past Cruises
CCL:
Carnivale (2/11/93)
Ecstasy (9/5/94)
Fantasy (2/20/00)
Fascination (8/26/00) (2/18/02)
Conquest (2/20/05)
Inspiration (8/18/07)
Liberty (3/15/08.)
Dream (3/3/12)
Sensation (8/19/12)
NCL:
Sea (2/22/03)
PCL:
Golden (2/14/04)
Caribbean (8/20/05)
Crown (3/5/11)
RCI:
Voyager (8/25/02)
Navigator (8/28/04)
Adventure (8/27/06)
Freedom (3/7/10)
Future
Carnival Pride (12/16/12)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
caribbean, carnival, carribean, carribien, cruise, liberty, line, royal

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Caribbean or Carnival Eileensimard Royal Caribbean International 11 March 2nd, 2008 04:30 PM
royal caribbean or carnival? cherylroy Royal Caribbean International 36 July 25th, 2006 11:19 PM
royal carribean or carnival patticake Carnival Cruise Lines 4 May 29th, 2004 02:59 PM
Royal C or Carnival beth6966 Royal Caribbean International 16 January 28th, 2004 11:03 PM
Carnival vs. Royal libby Carnival Cruise Lines 4 November 5th, 2003 10:43 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:39 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1