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#21
Ann Arbor, MI
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Originally posted by PTMary
The truth often hurts!

Not surprising your reaction since you are a dedicated Carnival cruiser.

Me, I wouldn't take a Carnival cruise even if it was free. Too many of my friends who took their first cruise on Carnival refuse to take another cruise, even with other cruise lines. They were that unimpressed. I trust their judgment.


I’ll take your free cruise any day. Please let me know if you’re offered one.


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#22
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No alcohol = no fun??? Seriously

And on your honeymoon???💗😘😳😮🎆
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#23
Connecticut
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Originally posted by GUT2407
No alcohol = no fun??? Seriously

And on your honeymoon???💗😘😳😮🎆
I think you might have an old fashioned idea about what a honeymoon is. We are talking about a couple who have already vacationed with alcohol for years.
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#24
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Originally posted by mrsdarkstar247
I think I already know the answer to this question, but it hasn't been asked in a while from what I can see, so I thought I'd go ahead and ask.

My soon-to-be husband and I will be cruising in the next few months on Carnival, leaving the day after our wedding. We will prove our marriage so we can can board the ship under the age rule, but we'll still be only 20 years old for the entire trip.

Is there any chance at all that we'll be able to drink on this trip when we're on the actual ship? I've sort of been worried that we aren't going to have any fun on our honeymoon, since we haven't gone on vacation without alcohol in years, but I guess I brought this on myself. (WILL we have any fun?) For some reason, I thought being married would make a difference, but it doesn't seem that Carnival has any policy like that.

Also, this is both of our first cruises. Any other tips for us?
Book the cruise in your maiden name, DO NOT USE YOUR NEW NAME. You won't have any ID and won't get on the ship.

Drinking on the ship is going to be problematic if you are cruising out of the US. If you want to consume alcohol do it while ashore.
#25
Charlotte, NC
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Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by zqvol
Book the cruise in your maiden name, DO NOT USE YOUR NEW NAME. You won't have any ID and won't get on the ship.



Drinking on the ship is going to be problematic if you are cruising out of the US. If you want to consume alcohol do it while ashore.


Agree.

When we cruised out of San Juan the day after our wedding, we made sure to book the cruise in her maiden name as that was how her passport and Drivers License identified her.
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#26
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Members of U.S. Mili tary who are under 21 can wear the uniform, serve in a war zone and risk their lives in the servcice of their country but cannot legally ddrink. If tthey cannot hav e a drink on a c ruise ship, an under age husband or wife have little to 'moan' a bout in that regard, IMO.

All best wishes on your upcoming marrriage. Hope you have many happy years together i n the best t of good health and are able to 'have fun' on your cruise despite no liquor.
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#27
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Originally posted by PTMary
Well, when I was 20 years old I could never make a comment like "...since we haven't gone on vacation without alcohol in years". That implies that they have been drinking alcohol since they were 17 or 18, and maybe even earlier. That's pretty young to be drinking. Only twenty, and they are already sounding like they are alcoholics, especially with so much concern about not having fun unless they can drink.

So, yes, the OP is getting exactly the responses they should be getting.

I'm with you , PT mARY, My late DH and I had our first drinks on our 21 st birthdays. Our birrthdays were a few days apart and we were a couple from tthe age of 19 until death did us part.. I hardly drink now but not at all until I was 21. We both had our first drinks celebating our 21 st b 'days.
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#28
Ottawa Canada
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As a Canadian, our legal drinking age is 18 or 19 depending on the province. Once may say it then promotes earlier drinking ages, but I really don't think a border, or for that matter - a law changes the habits of age groups. Ask your kids or grand kids what the high school and college practice is - even in say 25% of that demographic.
Feel free to state that 'I didn't do it', but if you think broader, I don't think it is so unique.
The 'terrified' comment was as much due to the way the thread also dissolves into criticisms of fellow posters and the unfriendliness of it all. You are a hard crowd to play to and as been said before - judgments abound. TTFN
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#29
Connecticut
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Originally posted by mef_57

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The 'terrified' comment was as much due to the way the thread also dissolves into criticisms of fellow posters and the unfriendliness of it all. You are a hard crowd to play to and as been said before - judgments abound. TTFN
At the risk of being myself called "judgmental", I would like to suggest that in a chat room like CC, where people come up ideas and statements which beg for response, posters lay off terming frank responses as "judgments".

Too often frank and honest, albeit critical, responses to posts are trashed as being hostile or judgmental. Well, if a position posted strikes a reader as being inane or irresponsible isn't a straight reflection of opinion preferable to pussy-footing around to avoid hurting someone's feelings?

If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.
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#30
Midwest
892 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by navybankerteacher



If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.

Awesome, post of the day



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#31
North Carolina
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Joined Feb 2006
If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.

I don't always agree with NBT but certainly do on this one.
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#32
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Originally posted by navybankerteacher
At the risk of being myself called "judgmental", I would like to suggest that in a chat room like CC, where people come up ideas and statements which beg for response, posters lay off terming frank responses as "judgments".

Too often frank and honest, albeit critical, responses to posts are trashed as being hostile or judgmental. Well, if a position posted strikes a reader as being inane or irresponsible isn't a straight reflection of opinion preferable to pussy-footing around to avoid hurting someone's feelings?

If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.
brilliantly posted
#33
Westerville, OH USA
2,200 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Originally posted by navybankerteacher
At the risk of being myself called "judgmental", I would like to suggest that in a chat room like CC, where people come up ideas and statements which beg for response, posters lay off terming frank responses as "judgments".

Too often frank and honest, albeit critical, responses to posts are trashed as being hostile or judgmental. Well, if a position posted strikes a reader as being inane or irresponsible isn't a straight reflection of opinion preferable to pussy-footing around to avoid hurting someone's feelings?

If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.
There is a proverb 24:26

"An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips"

We don't get honest answers much anymore. Thanks, navybankerteacher.
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#34
Charlotte, NC
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Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by navybankerteacher
At the risk of being myself called "judgmental", I would like to suggest that in a chat room like CC, where people come up ideas and statements which beg for response, posters lay off terming frank responses as "judgments".

Too often frank and honest, albeit critical, responses to posts are trashed as being hostile or judgmental. Well, if a position posted strikes a reader as being inane or irresponsible isn't a straight reflection of opinion preferable to pussy-footing around to avoid hurting someone's feelings?

If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head.
Love this response

The thing that kills me is that if the OP is cruising the Caribbean, they will have plenty of opportunities to drink in port.
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#35
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Originally posted by Markanddonna
There is a proverb 24:26

"An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips"

We don't get honest answers much anymore. Thanks, navybankerteacher.


Refreshing. post.



One honest answer is worth more than 20 that are tempered to fit poliitical correctness of the day.
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#37
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Originally posted by Flatbush Flyer
In this day and age, married at 20 years old. What's wrong with that picture?


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#38
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I was thrown by the OP's comment about worrying as to whether they will have fun on a non-alcohol HONEYMOON cruise. But when the next comment was that they hadn't vacationed without alcohol in years, well, was I the only one who felt that maybe they should get to know each other without alcohol before they get married? No? Just me?

Sadly, the OP's original post is one of the most depressing I've read on CC in quite some time.
#39
SF Bay Area
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Originally posted by Flatbush Flyer
In this day and age, married at 20 years old. What's wrong with that picture?


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In 1970, when we were both 20, I married my "practice" wife. That marriage only lasted 4 years due to our immaturity, uncertainty about what our future together was, and, quite frankly, financial reasons. I waited another 10 years before marrying my permanent wife at age 34. That has worked out so much better, with our 34th anniversary coming up in two weeks.

I agree - 20 is way too young to get married.
#40
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Joined Apr 2013
"If a newly-wed 20 year old expresses fears about not being able to enjoy a sober honeymoon because she has been conditioned by "years" of alcohol-enhanced vacations, perhaps the kndest response IS a slap upside the head."


Where's the LIKE button?!

Yes, I married at 20; we were married for 44.5 yrs., but "20" is still too young in almost all cases (including mine).
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