Posted May 6th, 2006, 01:10 PM
I'm curious about the AO for the 12-14 age group as well. Our 12 year old daughter makes friends very easily and isn't really shy, so I'm hoping there are enough kids she can make friends with early on. 12 year old loves to always be doing something.
Your trip sounds wonderful. I was checking out someone else's cruise pictures yesterday, and the cave tubing in Belize looked like something our entire family would love. We won't be doing Belize at all on our cruise next month -- it's our first and we're doing eastern Caribbean. What port did you sail out of to do the itinerary that includes Belize?
Your 12 year old sounds exactly like mine! My dd actually met her buddies at the pool the first day. I would also strongly suggest you go to the teen club "Optix" on day one. They'll have a couple of open house and welcome party activites.The evening meet & greet will probably have the best attendance. If you don't receive a "Navigators ages 12-14" in your daughters stateroom you can get one in or near Optix. Kids over 12 are allowed to come and go as they please. Most activites take place after 5pm though the hang out place "the Living Room" is open but not staffed from noon-4:00.
Activities through out the week:
8-8:30pm-Meet and Greet
9:15- get to know other teens activity
9:45-11pm welcome party in Optix
11-11:30: playstation mania
11:30pm-midnight: late night basketball
10:30 am Shuffle board tourney
noon-5:00 pm living room, a place to chill
5:15 kid for a bit, come check out the playstations
8:00 pm Teen rock climbing challenge.
9:00pm movie/entertainment trivia
9:-11:15pm Movie night (All movies are pg or pg13 and edited content)
11:30pm dancing under the stars
10:30 am Ping pong
noon-5pm The living room
5:15 In line skating
8:00pm Teen dinner in the windjammer
9:00-11:30pm Prom night
11:45 Late night ravel draw
Midnight Late nigh blackjack tournament
My dd actually turned 12 on the cruise. At home I make her go to bed at 9:00pm so she wasn't allowed to do anything past 10pm except once.
At the beginning of the week she proved that she could follow our rules about where to be and when. So she was allowed a bit more freedom throughout the cruise. Plus the girl she buddied up with seemed like a good kid. One day her and her friend went to Johnny Rockets for lunch then they swam. Another day, they participated in the Navigators mini golf tournement at 5pm. My dd always had supper with us and she always had to tell us what her plans were. Of course, being 12 sometimes we had to scale back
her plans a little
. Hope this wasn't TMI! If you have any other questions let me know. I have some age 15-17 activity guides too. Hoping to post everything on the web soon!
We sailed out of Miami. If you want my Cave-tubing info let me know. It was wonderful!