At what age did your kids want to try another cruise line?

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  1. baleeve

    baleeve "I want adventure in the great wide somewhere -- I

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    I was just wondering at what age your kids wanted to try another cruise line?
     
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  3. auntlynne

    auntlynne Aunt Lynne

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    19 yo for an inexpensive Alaskan cruise on Princess (1/3 the cost of our previous year's Disney Alaskan)

    And they still like/prefer Disney. They started on Disney when they were teens, but were on vacation with family, not "needing" the clubs (probably wouldn't have been big attenders of the kid's areas, either).

    Taking the youngest on Disney next month - she'll just be 18 and is looking forward to Palo and Serenity Bay (snagged a Cabana for a special treat for her).
     
  4. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

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    My kids are 21 and 15 and still prefer Disney. They just don't get as excited by any other cruise line.
     
  5. cgolf

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    I am 40, and I still don't want to try another cruise line;), DD 16, still only will go DCL. I think I count because my mom talked me into going on our first DCL cruise.

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  6. TwinPrincessMermaids

    TwinPrincessMermaids DIS Veteran

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    Thinking the same thing. We are 31 and the youngest in our immediate family on Mom & Dad's anniversary cruise this year. First and only DCL to date. Another one booked for the future and I really don't want to go on another cruise line. I MIIIIGGHHHT make an exception for Oasis in a few years (after I have cruised on the Fantasy or Alaska first!) but I still don't understand what kids have to do with cruising disney. :rotfl2: Like asking me, are you too old for Disney World? Um no. Its awesome and every year, they add more, and it gets better. Can't wait to eat at EPCOT Italy this year, but i'm sure when I was 15, I wouldn't have cared... although I would look at all the people dining nicely in France and Italy and wonder about it (but we always at Morrocco growing up) ok nm. I always will and always did like it all...
     
  7. NC_Tink

    NC_Tink Mouseketeer

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    Two DSs, 16 & 14, been on 4 DCL cruises to date. They have no desire to try another line. Asked last year, showed photos of what's available on some other lines (climbing walls, flow riders, ice skating, etc) and nope -- DCL all the way :cool1: Guess DH and I are raising them right :rotfl2:
     
  8. disneymomto5

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    My kids stopped being interested when they outgrew the clubs. Before that, they really enjoyed the cruise, but once my 21 year old went, he didn't have as much fun. Our next cruise will just be the 4 of us, since my oldest 3 aren't interested.
     
  9. quickcat

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    My kids would be happy on any cruise no matter the company..... the problem is with DH, he's a 'Disney only' so that's who we cruise with :goodvibes
     
  10. sara mom

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    Kids have been on both Royal and Disney. They just want to go on a cruise!

    Note:we have cruises booked on both lines in the next 2 years
     
  11. wdwwishes

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    Our DDs are will be 15 and 17 on our next cruise in March and they are solo looking forward to it. Speculating about 2015 and a possible European something or another on the Magic, they're all in :)
     
  12. mdvlprof

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    As kids got older, they liked DCL more and more. [Youngest is now 22.]
    We've sailed other cruise lines, but DCL is hands-down favorite.
     
  13. PizzieDuster

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    My teen sons were 15 & 17 when we switiced to Royal. The boys loved it, there was so much to do. Flow Rider, rockcliming, they really enjoyed their teen clubs. They made lots of friends. My younger daughter enjoyed the H20 Zone, the lazy circle, the pool there, jacuzzis, the food, rock climbing and she enjoyed the club in the evenings.

    I still take my younger daughter on cruises out of West Coast. They are off to college now anyway and it's tough to get the same time off. Now DD is a freshman and in color guard. She wants to go to Hawaii next.
     
  14. carpenta

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    My daughter was 9 yrs. old when she stated to us she prefers Royal Caribbean's kid's programs far above Disneys. She felt Disney was far too restrictive and crowded and also she likes the shows better on RCL just for the fact that DCL is quite repetitive in the fact that the same shows are on all the ships. She has grown out of the Princess age into the sport activity age.
     
  15. tajz90

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    My kids thought they would love RCCL. Ended up calling it Royal Boribbean. They were disappointed the rock wall climbing and ice skating were only open designated times.

    The fact that the "kids clubs" closed early was disappointing to them also.
     
  16. GenerationK-er

    GenerationK-er NOLA Rising/New Orleans is Back/Mardi Gras 4ever

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    My daughter is 21 years-old, and still loves Disney cruises. She first cruised Disney when she was 12 or 13. Now, I take her 9 year-old brother. I told her I would no longer pay for her to cruise Disney after our February 2013 Dreams cruise when she was 20. I even volunteered to pay for the two of us to go on another cruise line trip without her brother, but she did not bite. I explained that we could sail in a higher category on another cruise line for the same price. She was still not a taker! She still enjoys Disney cruises the best, and she has sailed on Carnival, RCCL and Celebrity. I broke down and later added her to my reservation that I booked on-board, so she will be sailing Disney this March--again!! This will be the last time I pay for her, and I mean it this time (I hope:)!
     
  17. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

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    Our kids have sailed RCCL and Carnival and they just like Disney. They don't even chase characters, never have, even when they were little. They like the feel and they love the friends they make. We've sailed NCL when my son was really little, so he doesn't remember, but I do and it's the only cruise line I've completely sworn off.
     
  18. Liberty Belle

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    ?? I'm confused. Your 11 year old and 9 year old have been on cruises, but your 13 year old hasn't?
     
  19. SnowWhite2

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    My kids are 17 and 19 and cruising on number 9 next week. The kids want nothing to do with another cruise line. DCL for them all the way. They love all of the friends they make and the counselors that remember them from cruise to cruise.
     
  20. justmestace

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    The first year that each of ours were in the teen club and we cruised on Disney, they didn't want to go again.
    They had already sailed on Norwegian, and said DCL's teen program was "lame" in comparison.

    BUT...we never gave them a choice. They went where we went. They were lucky we took them at all.

    And for us, it was more about seeing different places, different cultures, and doing things we can't do at home.
     

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