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Old 10-18-2008, 11:59 AM
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For Winter Break, my brother and I want to do a Cruise out of Florida. Im not sure if anyone has ever gone a cruise in January who posts here, but is this worth it for 2 college kids? Or do you think we should look into getting a hotel somewhere for a few days?

I've been on a cruise, Carnival, but it was during the Spring Break season. It was alot of fun! But I have no idea if a cruise in January is really the right thing to do for 2 college students.

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Old 10-18-2008, 02:31 PM
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January and Feburariy are my favorite times to cruise, it's cold here and warm in the Caribbean. Since you have cruised Carnival before I would recommend you go again, you might get a good past passenger rate with them. Carnival is not called the "Fun Ships" for nothing. I have been on 15 Carnival cruises and never been disappointed, lots to do for all ages.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:22 PM
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Hi JPNIV and welcome to Cruise-Chat.

I would think a January cruise on Carnival, especially in early January, would have other college folks onboard, since many colleges don't reconvene after winter break until mid-January. Plus, early January prices are usually very good.

Having sailed on Carnival before, you're in a good position to decide whether you'd have fun, even if there weren't a lot of other young people onboard. I think you'll have a ball.

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Old 10-18-2008, 04:37 PM
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but is this worth it for 2 college kids?
Bear in mind that there are age restrictions for booking cruises - depending on the cruise line.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:05 PM
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Welcome to cruise-chat.

I was just about to post what Dave did. Click here for Carnival's age policy, and here for Royal Caribbean's. If you're under 21, this probably wouldn't work for you.
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We have cruised in January with our 20 year old daughter (there are some good deals in January) we have had consistantly great weather in the Caribbean. She always finds other people her age to connect with, and getting away from the "spring break" crowd, she has found more fun and interesting (and less drunk) people to enjoy some night life with. RCCL will always have a mixed demographic, whatever month you go, and with more emphasis on family travel over holidays and some extent spring break.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:04 AM
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Hi JPNIV, welcome to Cruise-Chat. I sure wish I could have taken a cruise when I was college age, what a fantastic vacation. The Caribbean, on board a magnificent vessel, plenty of activities, great food, great clubs, beautiful beaches-how can you go wrong! January is a fantastic time in the Caribbean, it's not as hot and muggy as it is in the summer months. There's no threat of a hurricane, and usually very little rain. We've been many times in January and had picture perfect weather. Let us know what you decide to do, but to me, there's nothing better than a cruise! Best wishes and once again, welcome aboard!
 
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