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Old 05-12-2006, 07:00 AM
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My husband and I would like to take our kids on a cruise with us. We have a 15yr old and 11yr old and a 15month old. Any advice on cruises/ports to take and go on? I would love Disney of course but thats just way to rediculous for price! Thanks for all your input!
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:05 AM
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carnival ...any carnival is great with kids.
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:25 AM
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Carnival has great programs for kids, of all ages. Just check their website to get an idea of the programs. We didn't see many kids on our cruise to Western Carribean, I think because they were busy in the designated programs. Enjoy!
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:25 AM
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Royal Caribbean or Carnival would be my recommendation. Both have lots to do for 11 and 15 year olds. The newest Royal Caribbean ships have huge facilities. Try a Voyager Class Ship on for size!

Carnival also offers some fine choices and their pricing is often the best you can find.

A western Caribbean itinerary probably is more kid-friendly.
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:53 AM
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I agree with Dave, A Western Caribbean cruise that includes the Cayman's and Cozumel is great for kids. Ours love snorkeling and the sting rays.. A lot of ports in the Eatern Caribbean tend to be more shopping and history centric.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:09 PM
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Your older children will have a blast, Camp Carnival is fantastic, my five year old never wanted to leave!!! With your 15 month old they have a time period when you and your child can go in there and spend time together without the older children and you can put them in there after 10 pm but they charge $6 per hour for the first child and $4 an hour for each additional child. The counselors are first rate and are absolutely wonderful....
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:30 PM
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Carnival is the best I have a 13 yr boy and a 10 yr old boy they loved every min of it. Lets just say I didn't see much of them to many new friends
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:46 AM
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I agree with Melody. Carnival has the best kids program at sea. My son is 11 and he did not want to leave to come had dinner with dear old Dad. There are activities planned all day. The teen program ("Club o2") is fantastic for kids of that age group.
Hint: If you book your cruise directly with Carnival (reccomended) ask the agent from CCL e-mail you the list of kids activities. You will be amazed at how much there is to do for them. The name of the kids program is called "Camp Carnival." Porthole magazine has rated them the best for years now.
I did sail with my son on Disney 3-years ago, and while they are fantastic, they are also VERY expensive. Almost double the price.
Hope this helps.
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:45 PM
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I would suggest Royal Caribbeans Navigator of the Seas. They have great kids and teen programs. We took a 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18 yr old in Oct and they all had a great time. This is one of the nicest and largest ships around.
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:34 PM
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Thanks so much for everyones input! My husband and I are going on Carnival's Fantasy ship this weekend and I am looking forward to see what this cruise line has to offer! Alot of people has suggested Carnival so that helps alot! I appreciate everyone's input!Thanks again I'm sure the kids will be glad to go this summer!
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