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Worried about the 18 year old

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by justcruzin, May 3, 2004.

  1. justcruzin

    justcruzin Guest

    Our oldest son is feeling like there won't be much to do for him on the Conquest except to lay around the pool. Anybody else traveled with a cruiser this age? I'd love to share some ideas that others have been able to do to get him fired up about our first cruise.
  2. beccabt

    beccabt Guest

    My 18 year old neice had a blast! She met some other kids her age and they hung out poolside, at the disco and on deck. There was a band poolside and they all sat and drank sodas. There were plenty of girls and boys. We went in late June. Hope this helps
  3. cruisegary

    cruisegary Guest

    Yes, get him out and meeting others the first day. That is the easiest day because everyone is open to "Hi, my name is" or "Hi, where are you from, etc". Waiting a few days is rougher and of course, he has missed those days.
  4. When are you going?

    My son is 19 (20 in Oct) and we will be going on our 4th cruise May 9. He is really really excited. (1st cruise at 10, next at 11, next at 17.) He loves to cruise and even though he isn't really into meeting strangers and hanging out, he always has a blast.

    There is lots to do. There will be something that appeals to him.( For example, even the little things like the late night pizza.... Yum.....)
  5. I read on Carnival's website that you only have to be 18 to play in the casino...That's an option.
  6. Sharkin

    Sharkin Guest

    There is always visual bikini fit inspection. At that age that could occupy me for hours at a time. Heck it occupies me now for hours at a time!!
    Edited to add:
    Since I am happily married I don't try to engage in hands on inspection, but for your son that could be another option.

    Post Edited (05-04-04 10:16)
  7. cruisegary

    cruisegary Guest

    Oh my - Dear John.

    I think we could share a cabin on a future cruise, though it appears we would both be on desk doing inspections most of the time. I may be an old man, but I am not hairy

    (you would have to read another thread to understand that one)
  8. justcruzin

    justcruzin Guest

    Thanks for the replies everyone-they say there's something for everyone on a cruise and that is really starting to sink in.
  9. Sharkin

    Sharkin Guest

    I got ya. I will add I am somewhat hairy around the face area.
  10. tg_lindo

    tg_lindo Guest

    Nobody mentioned dancing in the Disco. On my Destiny cruise last fall, the disco was open for teens only at one or more times during the week.

    I vividly remember making "cruise friends" at that age. It was really fun meeting kids my age from other places and comparing notes about school, college plans, etc. Being able to get on with strangers is actually a very important social skill.
  11. Ken_2001

    Ken_2001 Guest

    :lol John!!
  12. prettygigi

    prettygigi Guest

    Am I ever going to live this out?
  13. Ken_2001

    Ken_2001 Guest

    Uh, not if you have Sharkin makin those visuals and enjoying the female sites, C'mon John, we're gonna find us a good perch, don't forget the shades though. =rofl

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