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Old 09-21-2005, 05:09 PM
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My husband and I are thinking of going on our first cruise. The voyager seems like the best ship for our first cruise because we're a younger couple- I keep hearing it appeals to the younger generation. However- most of the things that people are raving about is the lounges and bars and night clubs. When I said we were young I meant it. My husband is 21 and I am 19- my question is do you think it will hold us back from having a good time if all the great stuff is going on in bars, clubs, and lounges? Neither of us are interested in drinking- we are however interested in dancing. Are there areas to do so that arent bars? Are the shows to see all ages? I just want to know if this is something we should wait until I am 21...Anyone who has been on this cruise...LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!! Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:33 PM
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Pinky~~~

Find yourself a travel agent, and get information from them. You need to find out whether or not you and your husband can sail alone. Although I didn't start cruising until I was in my middle twenties, I have been glossing over the finer print in the back of cruise brochures that talk about what age one needs to be to travel, to drink (in port and out in international waters), etc. See a travel agent who can tell you with authority what you can and cannot do.

"most of the things that people are raving about is the lounges and bars and night clubs....if all of the great stuff is going on in bars, clubs, and lounges".....Pinky~~~there is a whole lot more to cruising than this. Talk to a travel agent and start to learn about all of your options.

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Old 09-21-2005, 05:56 PM
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~*pinky*~,

welcome to Cruise-Chat.com!

As far as your and your husband's age is concerned, there should be no problem as far as booking a Royal Caribbean cruise is concerned, as their policy is as follows:

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No guest under the age of twenty-one (21) will be booked in a stateroom unless accompanied by an adult twenty-one (21) years of age, or older. This age limit will be waived for minor children sailing with their parents or guardians in adjacent staterooms or under-aged married couples (proof of marriage is required).
So no problem.

Also you will be able to gamble in the casino and you can also order beer and wine in the bars and restaurants. So much for the age policies.

As far as dancing is concerned, "Voyager of the Seas" has a huge disco as well as lounges for dancing.

I wouldn't worry at all about being too young. When I was your age, I had taken quite a few cruises already. There's so much to do onboard "Voyager of the Seas" in particular, you won't be bored, and you won't be missing anything because of our age.

I agree with Lana that in addition to asking your questions and seeking for advice here, you should get in touch with a travel agent specialized in cruises.
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I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that Voyager would be great for the two of you. In additions to the lounges/bars/night clubs, the ship have rock climbing walls, miniture golf, basket ball, golf simulator, in-line skating, ice skating, pools, gym and the list goes on. I went on Voyager and it was actually one of my best and most memorable cruises ever. The Ice Skating show by itself was amazing and the shows in the theatre was good as well. The food is excellent, the shore excursions are good (a little pricey). But altogether your husband and yourself should enjoy yourselves to the fullest. Are the two of you planning to travel this year?
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I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that Voyager would be great for the two of you. In additions to the lounges/bars/night clubs, the ship have rock climbing walls, miniture golf, basket ball, golf simulator, in-line skating, ice skating, pools, gym and the list goes on. I went on Voyager and it was actually one of my best and most memorable cruises ever. The Ice Skating show by itself was amazing and the shows in the theatre was good as well. The food is excellent, the shore excursions are good (a little pricey). But altogether your husband and yourself should enjoy yourselves to the fullest. Are the two of you planning to travel this year?
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:43 PM
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Thank you all for your replies! I really appreciate all of the insight. We are wanting to go the begining of next year. We arent sure of a good time to go though....maybe march? We want to talk it over with a travel agent (when we get a chance haha) Anyone have suggestions on a good time to go to the caribbean?
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Actually, January and February are good months for that. Early in January, the rates might be a bit lower than later in the winter. And March & April are spring break months - avoid them! Ask at work and among friends which travel agents they would recommend, and contact them. For first-timers especially, having that backup of a knowledgeable agent is great peace of mind, and they can also answer all sorts of questions, make recommendations about things you may not have thought of, etc.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:51 AM
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It all depends on what you are looking for. Jan. and Feb. are usually quieter times. While Mar. and Apr. are mainly spring breakers. May and June is when the children come out of school, so the ship have more children aboard. Not to meantion mid June is the beginning of hurricane season in the caribbean. I am a travel agent and would be glad to help you. My email address is on my previous message.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:09 PM
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I prefer mid Feb. to early March. When I go that time of the year I feel like I'm escaping the winter months. While comparison shopping, I found this is a good time to cruise. Even at this time of the year I find that I need a shorty wetsuit to stay warm while snorkeling.

June to the end of Nov. is hurricane season, so I would stear clear of those months.

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Old 10-11-2005, 06:35 PM
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Great thanks everyone for your insight! I have booked my cruise! Yahoo! Its for March 11th on the voyager. So as far as meals and drinks go; some are covered in the cruise and others aren't? How does that work? And what about the shows, are they included in the price? Any other information you think I should know as a first time cruiser feel free to fill me in. You know I need it... hehe
 
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