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#1
Cleveland
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Joined Jun 2010
So, we are looking at going on either the Caribbean Princess British Isles cruise on 7 June, or Pacific Princess Black Sea on 29 June. What would the drinking age be concerning my 18 year old, and would he be too bored on a small ship like Pacific Princess, since he really likes activities like shows, trivia, and basketball? Overall, which cruise is better and why?
#3
Santa Rosa, Ca
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by cleveik
So, we are looking at going on either the Caribbean Princess British Isles cruise on 7 June, or Pacific Princess Black Sea on 29 June. What would the drinking age be concerning my 18 year old, and would he be too bored on a small ship like Pacific Princess, since he really likes activities like shows, trivia, and basketball? Overall, which cruise is better and why?
Having Sailed on both large ship (Diamond Princess) and small (Tahitian (now Ocean) Princess, sister ship to the Pacific Princess, I found there to be many more activity choices on the larger ship. That said, I never found the small ship to be boring and loved every minute of it! I would look at the itinerary first, especially the number of sea days. If it is a port intensive cruise, variety of on board activities would be less important.
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Drinking age is 18 for cruises departing from the UK, 21 for other European cruises.
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#5
League City, TX
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Originally posted by cleveik
would he be too bored on a small ship like Pacific Princess, since he really likes activities like shows, trivia, and basketball? Overall, which cruise is better and why?
Both have shows and trivia. No basketball on the small ship. Only one pool on the small ship.

Great itinerary on the small ship.
#7
Scotland
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Joined Jan 2006
Hi Pam

18 Years is only for the Grand to the Med

from Princess

The legal drinking age of 21 years is always observed onboard all ships, 18 years on Grand Princess Mediterranean itineraries, and proof of age may be required. All onboard staff are trained to take their responsibility to not serve alcohol to underage passengers seriously. The age restrictions are clearly posted in the bars.


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#8
New England
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Joined Feb 2002
Originally posted by cleveik
Thank you to everyone who responded. We decided to do the Caribbean Princess
Good choice.. I don't think there would be enough to keep your son busy on the Pacific.
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As a mom of 2 sons (19 & 22) who have cruised a lot, I know they would be bored to death on a small ship (Pacific or Ocean). Even the Coral/Island was too small for their tastes. We save those cruises for when it's just the 2 of us. Both of our sons loved the CB.
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#10
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Originally posted by sunluva7
Good choice.. I don't think there would be enough to keep your son busy on the Pacific.
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#11
NC
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Joined Apr 2009
Hello, we are headed on the 7 day cruise on the CB out of Southampton on July 1. I thought I read somewhere that it was 18? I have a 15 year old son, so not an issue yet for us. Good luck in finding a trip!
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