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Old 03-24-2013, 03:18 PM   #31
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I agree. My son was permitted in prior to his birthday and 6 months later, he brought a friend who was 2 months shy of his birthday and he too was permitted in. The only stipulation was that they weren't permitted to go into both clubs. They had to decide on one and stick with it.
This was the case for us as well on the Wonder. When my son was 13 we visited the Edge and Vibe. They said he could do either but had to choose and stick with that choice the whole week.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #32
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As others have said I think it depends on how full the clubs are. On our recent cruise my 10 year old was allowed into Edge no problem. However they did not allow any 13 year olds into the Vibe until they at least tried out the Edge.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #33
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We are sailing this Aug with DD16, DS13, and DD's 2 best friends who will both be almost 16. Our plan is to send DS13 to Edge ... he makes friends really easily so hoping that our kids having totally separate spaces on the cruise is a good thing.

If he absolutely HATED Edge, I would consider asking about bumping him up, but having no expectations of it being allowed. On our last cruise, DD went to Edge and found nothing appealing to her ... luckily DS likely won't find that to be the case. It was a short 4 night cruise so luckily she didn't care at that time about not going at all.

My biggest concern is with looking at some of the old Navigators that have been posted ... it looks like the first "welcome to the programming" for both clubs starts around 9PM that first night ... we have 2nd seating for dinner ... so how bad is it that they are likely going to miss those first "connections" in Edge and Vibe? This is an extended family cruise, so I really don't want them missing their first night in the dining room ... pretty sure they will skip the odd night later in the cruise, but I want them with all of us that first dinner.
Oh this will be a concern for me too. We have late seating dinner, but would be worried that if DS missed the first 'bonding session' at Edge, he will be at a disadvantage
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:02 PM   #34
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In looking at the web page I am concerned about the edge. It doesn't seem to have the computer labs that are available to the younger kids and at the same time none of the table games available to the older kids. Is it as boring as it looks on the web page. I don't want 2 frustrated 12 and 13 year old boys on my hands.

My son was 11 and 12 on his two cruises. He is a very tall, very mature, smart boy who has been in the gifted program in school since it started. I say that, not to brag on my boy, but to say that he LOVED the Edge both times he was there. We couldn't pry him away. We actually went ashore at Costa Maya and he stayed onboard so he could be in the club.

The staff in there really engaged him and he had the time of his life in there. I'm really glad he wasn't hanging around older kids and had the time to be with kids his own age.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #35
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I'm tired of theses threads. My DS actually turned 14 on our last cruise. Yet, I did NOT ask for him to go to Vibe even one day early. What happened to just following the rules and not wanting them bent for you and your kids? My child is mature. My child will be bored, etc........
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #36
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I'm tired of theses threads. My DS actually turned 14 on our last cruise. Yet, I did NOT ask for him to go to Vibe even one day early. What happened to just following the rules and not wanting them bent for you and your kids? My child is mature. My child will be bored, etc........
I agree 100%. DD was 13 on this last cruise and she was in the Edge and had a great time. There were 10 year olds in the Edge that she said were so immature that the kids ended up ignoring them.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #37
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I will give a warning it is up to the cruise capacity and the manager if the rules can be broken for your group. I overheard a family on our dream cruise over the weekend who were upset ) because their child wasn't allowed to move up even though every other child in their party were in Vibe.

I felt like the parents were over reacting but I don't know the whole story. I however am the type of person that hates when I see under 13 year olds on facebook, Instagram, etc because I feel like it is their parents way of saying "sorry you don't get what you want but we can break the rules for you". My brother is 1 year older than me and I wanted to do things with him because he was my big protector in life but I knew rules were rules. When I wasn't tall enough or old enough I learned to follow the rules and wait my turn. It taught me a lot about how the real world will work.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #38
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I agree. My son was permitted in prior to his birthday and 6 months later, he brought a friend who was 2 months shy of his birthday and he too was permitted in. The only stipulation was that they weren't permitted to go into both clubs. They had to decide on one and stick with it.
I know there really won't be a lot of free time on our trip but I want him to have fun with other teens during sea days and at night. You know being an only kid, they are independent!
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I know there really won't be a lot of free time on our trip but I want him to have fun with other teens during sea days and at night. You know being an only kid, they are independent!
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I'm tired of theses threads. My DS actually turned 14 on our last cruise. Yet, I did NOT ask for him to go to Vibe even one day early. What happened to just following the rules and not wanting them bent for you and your kids? My child is mature. My child will be bored, etc........
I agree... well, mostly. (I do think that I would ask for my child to move up if they were within a month of their birthday.) My 10 year old DD would love to go to the Edge. She wants to go soooo badly. She won't go to the Lab anymore, so that leaves us without a place for her until she turns 11. However, I completely understand that it wouldn't be fair to the other kids in the Edge for her to be there, so I wouldn't even think about asking. She will just have to find other things to occupy herself on our cruise in April. Fortunately, there is the Out and About option that she can do. I'm glad she has that at least. Also, she has a 12 year old sister that I'll ask to refrain from going to the Edge, so they can do things together instead.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:37 AM   #41
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If it's any help to anyone: I'm going on a magic cruise in August, and I'm 16 and my brother is 13, so I want him to come to vibe obviously.

I asked a counsellor on the dream because I have her on facebook, she said they do let 13 year olds in, but NO younger and you're parents have to sign a form

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #42
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This was the case for us as well on the Wonder. When my son was 13 we visited the Edge and Vibe. They said he could do either but had to choose and stick with that choice the whole week.
My 13 year old just did Vibe for the entire week on the Fantasy and Loved Loved Loved it!!!!!!!!
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If it's any help to anyone: I'm going on a magic cruise in August, and I'm 16 and my brother is 13, so I want him to come to vibe obviously.

I asked a counsellor on the dream because I have her on facebook, she said they do let 13 year olds in, but NO younger and you're parents have to sign a form

Good luck!
My 13 year old did Vibe all week on the Fantasy and absolutely loved it!!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #44
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My youngest DS was 10 on our Dream cruise ( Feb 2013) my older DS was 14. My hope was to get them both into the Edge so they could be together. I had no problem talking them into letting my 10 year old into the Edge. He loved it and he fit in just fine (I know that is not always the case but he did). My older one loved the Vibe and didn't spend any time with his brother in the Edge. They both had a great time, the both clubs offered tons of entertainment. The Edge may not look exciting but the counselors make it exciting, tons and tons of activities.
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