What a nice graduation present, Dave; I think I got a portable typewriter to take to college :-)
Back to the topic. Now you're a guy and you admit you'd be uneasy about your 18 year old son, a veteran of 22 cruises, going on a cruise alone. How much more should AninaW be concerned about her 9th grade daughter, who must be all of fourteen, going on her first cruise, with who knows how many peers, and who knows with what kind of supervision. She says, "My daughters school its planning and end of year cruise to the Bahamas (sic) . . . ;" what are they thinking?