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Old February 8th, 2003, 07:53 PM
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Why can't people under 25 cruise without other supervision anyway? My nieces, one is 24 and in Medical school and the other 23 and in graduate school are both married and very responsible young adults. Both their husbands are graduates and have responsible positions. But technically they won't be able to cruise on our upcoming family reunion cruise unless they have other (over 25) adult supervision, for Pete's sake.

They are adult enough to serve in armed forces and sacrifice their lives, they are adult enough to be sued or sue, they are adult enough to buy alcohol, they are adult enough to own credit cards, they are adult enough to have children and raise another human being, they are adult enough to serve in government and represent millions of constituents, etc. etc.

But they're not adult enough to buy a ticket on the Explorer of the Seas! ! They have to have Mommy and Daddy go along! ! ! Geeeeez ! !

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Old February 8th, 2003, 08:33 PM
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Really? I know there is a rule on most cruise ships that if you are 17 or younger, you have to be accompanied by an adult who is at least 25 or older. Is that the rule you are talking about?
I know many people who were under 25 and cruised alone.
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Old February 8th, 2003, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: Under 25 need not apply!

Who says they can not cruise.
Most lines the age is 21. If under 21 then must have some 25 or older in same cabin.
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Old February 8th, 2003, 08:42 PM
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Just checked Royal Caribbean brochure. It states as follows.
No guest under the age of 21 will be booked in a stateroom unless accompanied by and adult 25 years or older. This age limit will be waived for underaged married couples (proof of marriage is required at check-in) or minor children sailing with their parents or gardians in adjacent staterooms.
If your TA told you oterwise you need a new TA.
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Old February 8th, 2003, 09:07 PM
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Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. And I'm sure my nieces appreciate it too.

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Old February 8th, 2003, 10:33 PM
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It's under 21 years of age Thomas. I agree though and think there should be at least some exceptions like married folks and military. I remember well when I was serving my country in Vietnam I was unable to vote or drink being under 21 but I was darn sure allowed to die, kill others, and order others into battle with deaths expected. Just seemed so stupid to me then and now.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 08:59 AM
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The rules are pointless:

no under 21 without a 25 year old in cabin!
no drinking under the age of 21, but allowed in bars after 11:00 at 18!
no gambling under 21, ( they have the most disposable income though)!
then there are no activities for those 17-20! To young to drink, to old for teen club!

Go figure

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Old February 9th, 2003, 09:01 AM
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I believe the non-married under 25 restriction was put in a number of years ago because spring breakers trashed a Carnival ship. Regards Jack
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Old February 9th, 2003, 10:30 AM
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I couldn't agree with you more Jim. It's ludicrous to think someone is mature enough to die in battle, or serve in government, or marry and have children, but not mature enough to drink wine at the wedding reception ! !

Let's see; "You there, 18 year old, charge that building with the snipers in it and blow them to smithereens. And in 3 years from now you will be able to drink a beer!"

Who makes these rules?

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Old February 9th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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Thomas ...

Here's your answer. Just book each neice into a room with someone "of age." There are no cabin checks to see who's where so, once they're on the ship they can cabin-swap with the "grown-up.".

People do it all the time.

And, because of your sweet concern for your neices, you get two (one for each) "Get Out of Your Room Free" cards. Use them judiciously.

To answer who makes some of these rules? Easy answer. Morons. Consider Congress.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 11:16 AM
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Right, Pamda. (And thanks for the get-out-of-your-room-free-cards)

But I have a question:

If pro is the opposite of con, then what's the opposite of progress?

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Old February 9th, 2003, 12:23 PM
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So......have you got an answer yet?????????????????
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Old February 9th, 2003, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Under 25 need not apply!

Some one has given you some bad information, what you are saying is not true at all, maybe you have misunderstood the rule, Buck
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Old February 10th, 2003, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Under 25 need not apply!

getting back to original question. Married couples - exception - ask your travel agent. This rule was designed because a FEW unruly single, spring-breakers trashed a Carnival ship a few years ago.
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