Posted July 21st, 2012, 07:25 AM
I love your child. He or she is adorable. Trust me, it was so cute when you are your little darling were singing into her toy microphone five feet from where I was trying to read.
Yes, yes. Isn't it so great that your teenage sons are standing on the second story of the pool deck and throwing the basketball off the ledge towards the hoop while I am swimming? They are going to be pro athletes, for sure.
Why on earth would I be offended that your child pushed my lower back on the stairs of a ferry? I am just standing, waiting patiently for the folks in front of me to disembark. Your child should be first and I appreciate him reminding me of that.
No, no. Don't worry, it did not disturb me at all that your drunk daughters were running through the halls banging on cabin doors while screaming. It was 2 a.m. and I have no business sleeping.
Never you mind that the sign says "Adults Only". Of course it's acceptable that your eight year old splashes around.
However, I do think it's time to investigate an "Adults Only" cruise next Summer.
Can someone guide me in the right direction?
In 2009, I tried to host an Adult only, Official Cruise Critic cruise...lots of interest -not many signed up...Reasons: time of year, itin, etc.
...so I changed it for general public.
Turned out that there we only a hand full of "crumb-crunchers" on board.
Seriously, we found that the variables that affect the amount of kids has to do with: whether they're in school , how long of cruise, and avoiding Orlando, (you know, D-world connection.)
So we generally go, 2-3 weeks or so after New Years holiday, and end of August beginning of Sept.
Like you we love kids, but that isn't the debate. It's a cruise vacation!
Soooooo...Any true Adults Only cruises would be a chartered ship , often with Lifestyle or clothing Optional groups like Bare Necessities
So unless, you are a closet nudist, or a swinger advocate/voyear follow the above advice.
too long of cruise during these times may have a much older senior citizen contingent than desired..
We did a 12 day in early Feb 2011, and even the CD on board had never seen such an older crowd. Good news tho, late show seating was easy to find
We're doing the awsome Oasis of the Seas AGAIN, Jan 12, 2013, pricing with specials, Crown and Anchor coupon, and paid gratuities, it's about the same as Carnival 7 day.