Posted June 24th, 2007, 04:27 PM
Hi! My name is Sheri and my daughter jordan and I are booked on the maiden voyage of Carnival Splendor July 13, 2008. I was very excited when i found this cruise and we even got a 9A wraparound! The ports look wonderful: St. Petersburg Russia, Germany, Helsinki Finland, Amsterdam, among others. I talked it over with my daughter before i booked and she said it sounded like fun. I have only done 3 cruises out of Galveston, we are going on the Conquest July 1st, which will be her first cruise, and we will be on Voyager of the Seas in April 2008 also. She is very mature for her age and can hold her own in a conversation with any adult. While I am SURE she will love cruising as much as i do,
, I got to thinking about this Splendor Cruise and how many teenagers will be on a cruise like this. I guess i need some advice from those of y'all who have gone on these type of cruises in this area of the world with your teens. This cruise will obviously be different than going to Cozumel and Jamaica which she is fine with, but I'm not sure what there will be to do on the excursions that she will like. They don't list any excursions for these ports yet, but after looking at the descriptions of some of these ports, it seems like it will be a lot of looking at historical buildings, etc. Don't get me wrong, I love that kind of stuff and she does too, but i'm wondering if she will get bored. To ME, just the THOUGHT of being in Russia just blows my mind!!
Sorry for the rambling, i guess i am looking for others whose teens go on cruises like this one will be and how they liked it. Of course there will be plenty for her to do onboard and she certainly doesn't mind hanging out with her mom, just want to make sure in MY mind that we have chosen a fun cruise that we will really enjoy!! thanks for any help or advice you can offer!!
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