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Old 04-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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things for a new 18 year old to do on the Magic

long story short due to new jobs and being low seniority our only affordable cruise time falls after our daughter turns 18 ( 1 day to be exact ) what is there on board for her to do since the teen club will be out ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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long story short due to new jobs and being low seniority our only affordable cruise time falls after our daughter turns 18 ( 1 day to be exact ) what is there on board for her to do since the teen club will be out ?
There is an 18-21 group that will meet the first night (and it's real important to be there the first night, as that's when the decisions are made as to what the group may be interested in doing).

As an adult now, she will be able to go to any of the adult areas onboard and see the shows. She won't be able to drink alcohol, but she can go to any of the adult-only places. Palo is also an option now. And she will still able to do any of the "family activities".
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to Palo, the spa, the clubs, the Cove Cafe, the Cove pool!

There is a meeting for people 18-22 but she might not feel included if she is still in high school (or she might be "see ya, mom and dad, I've got friends"). She can now go to the adult art classes and tours, hang out in the clubs at night (without drinking alcohol). She can of course do all the shows and movies and family classes too.

My kids, 16 and 17, will happily give up the Vibe to get into the Cove pool and cafe.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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We are also having this issue with my daughter's friend who just turned 18 and is a senior in high school and my 2 daughter's are 17 and 15. We leave next week on the Dream. No flames here please, but we are going to the teen club to see if she can get in, I know on previous cruises we have known people who have done this. IMO it should be based on what grade they are in rather than age.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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please come back and tell me how it goes as my daughter is an only I am concerned about her being bored or lonely thanks
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We are also having this issue with my daughter's friend who just turned 18 and is a senior in high school and my 2 daughter's are 17 and 15. We leave next week on the Dream. No flames here please, but we are going to the teen club to see if she can get in, I know on previous cruises we have known people who have done this. IMO it should be based on what grade they are in rather than age.
It used to be that 18 year olds still in high school were allowed to participate in Vibe. No longer. Because of problems with over 18 year olds in the teen club, the decision was made that, because 18 and over is legally an adult, once a child turns 18 they cannon participate in Vibe.

People that turn 18 during the cruise can participate until their birthday, and then they are out.
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please come back and tell me how it goes as my daughter is an only I am concerned about her being bored or lonely thanks
On our Dec MR cruise we took our DS19. He went to the 18-21 group meeting the first night and we only saw him at dinners and excursions after that for the whole cruise.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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Been Told 18 Drinking Age on European Cruises

I have heard that cruises headed to Europe allow drinking at 18 as soon as they clear two mile limit. How things have changed in my life time, i drank beer at 15 and no one acted like the world was comming to and end. We still have our sons and dughters fight and die for thier country at 18. Europe treats drinking with a different attitude.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
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There are adult only shows in the evenings in Rocking Bar D and adult only games and trivia in Diversions during the day. Cooking classes, ship tours, Quiet Cove and tons more. I think 18 would be an awesome age to cruise.
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We recently cruised with our 17 yo niece and her best friend. They visited the Vibe a couple of times but never stayed because it was either empty or had a couple of 14/15 yo boys hanging out. I didn't see them much but at the end of the cruise I asked them what kinds of stuff they did or where they hung out. Apparently they spent a lot of time laying out and reading books at the cove pool and cove cafe. They are mature looking and behaving girls, so they were never questioned. The thing they wanted to do most was eat in Palo! No luck there.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 AM   #11
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Just curious-- did she have to pay the full adult fare?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:34 AM   #12
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We recently cruised with our 17 yo niece and her best friend. They visited the Vibe a couple of times but never stayed because it was either empty or had a couple of 14/15 yo boys hanging out. I didn't see them much but at the end of the cruise I asked them what kinds of stuff they did or where they hung out. Apparently they spent a lot of time laying out and reading books at the cove pool and cove cafe. They are mature looking and behaving girls, so they were never questioned. The thing they wanted to do most was eat in Palo! No luck there.
Sorry, but I have to say that this is disappointing to hear. They were not 18 and they were spending their time in areas that are set aside specifically for adults. That's not right. (I also think it's not right that you did not know that until the end of the cruise, but that's a different discussion.)

The bottom line is: If DCL doesn't question them though, and the adult that is responsible for them doesn't tell them "no," there is nothing to stop kids from doing things they aren't supposed to be doing. And the sad part is that if a 23 year old man made advances on them and they played along, the guy would be the one blamed even though he would have even reason to think they were of legal age since they were in the adult-only areas.

I am not allowed to go make Flubber in the Kids Clubs no matter how fun it looks. Those under 18 should not be in the adult-only areas. Period.

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As a well behaved (laying out next to my husband reading a book quiet etc) 30 year old I got carded next to the quiet cove pool (by a waiter, no i wasn't ordering anything) because I have bad skin and therefore look young. (Yay acne!)
I wish it was key carded access to the adult areas or they carded everyone "Who appears 40 or younger" as the sign at my local grocery store says.
Please enforce the age limits. I'm not offended by being thought to be much younger. I found it humorous. The only people who will find it inconvenient are those who aren't supposed to be there.
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As a well behaved (laying out next to my husband reading a book quiet etc) 30 year old I got carded next to the quiet cove pool (by a waiter, no i wasn't ordering anything) because I have bad skin and therefore look young. (Yay acne!)
I wish it was key carded access to the adult areas or they carded everyone "Who appears 40 or younger" as the sign at my local grocery store says.
Please enforce the age limits. I'm not offended by being thought to be much younger. I found it humorous. The only people who will find it inconvenient are those who aren't supposed to be there.
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I have heard that cruises headed to Europe allow drinking at 18 as soon as they clear two mile limit. How things have changed in my life time, i drank beer at 15 and no one acted like the world was comming to and end. We still have our sons and dughters fight and die for thier country at 18. Europe treats drinking with a different attitude.
I believe there is a form that the parents must sign authorizing under 21 to drink on those cruises, and that the parent must be onboard as well. At least that had been the policy.
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