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5 hours ago, jbethel11 said:

The 18-year-old may want to try a drink for the first time. Common reason why outgoing high school seniors travel to Canada or Europe to party, and drink.

 

Mexico is a lot cheaper than Europe and a lot closer 😎

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20 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

Mexico is a lot cheaper than Europe and a lot closer 😎

Yep!

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On 10/18/2019 at 2:43 PM, mrlddst said:

I'm in the middle of finishing my Mardi Gras booking for June 2021 and having a slight panic moment. I am bringing my son and two nephews who will all be turning 18 that year and just graduating. What activities are there for them to do? Will it be a waste of cruise fare? Would they be allowed in the teen club? They are all introvert game players but seem to be looking forward to crusing for the first time. I'm really nervous about doing this. Also, we are booking two rooms but tying my husband to one and me to the other since no one is over 21. Will it be frowned upon to put them all the teens in the same room when we board?

 

As already mentioned, the activities available to your son and nephews are the same that are available to you (pool, comedy, shows, trivia, etc), except drinking seminars/wine tastings/etc.  They can spend time in/at the bars, but all drinks would be non-alcoholic.  There are quite a few good sounding mocktails available if they want a "fun" drink.

 

Since you mentioned introvert game players, they might want to research the arcade (some days have "power hours" with reduced charges) or quiet spots on the ship for their own gaming.  Depending on the type of game they enjoy, they may want an indoor space due to potential wind on upper decks.  We took our then 18yo and 14 yo on a cruise for the oldest's high school graduation and they had a great time, and the 14 yo only minimally joined kids club activities.

 

There should be no problem switching rooms once you board.  Some people do this as a way for only one person to buy Cheers if it doesn't make sense for both to get.

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On 10/21/2019 at 7:21 PM, coevan said:

 

Mexico is a lot cheaper than Europe and a lot closer 😎

Agreed :)

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when I was 18 on a cruise my activities were: finding other 18 year olds on said cruise. 

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On 10/21/2019 at 1:51 PM, jbethel11 said:

The 18-year-old may want to try a drink for the first time. Common reason why outgoing high school seniors travel to Canada or Europe to party, and drink.

 

Where me on the otherhand, had to wait until I was 21 and a senior in college to 'try a drink for the first time' 😉

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sounds more voluntary than mandated, beer was all over my college, no problem finding a 6 pack. Also assuming you never were out of the country? 

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To everyone who thinks I think all 18-year-olds want to do is drink. That's not at all what I am hinting at. I am just saying, it might be cool for an 18-year-old to try a specific beverage for the first time. But what do I know, I cannot comment on what others may or may not feel. 

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45 minutes ago, coevan said:

sounds more voluntary than mandated, beer was all over my college, no problem finding a 6 pack. Also assuming you never were out of the country? 

 

I dont know if you are quoting me but I was being facetious 

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12 minutes ago, jbethel11 said:

To everyone who thinks I think all 18-year-olds want to do is drink. That's not at all what I am hinting at. I am just saying, it might be cool for an 18-year-old to try a specific beverage for the first time. But what do I know, I cannot comment on what others may or may not feel. 

 

and, all 18 year olds do want to drink 

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4 hours ago, elcuchio24 said:

 

Where me on the otherhand, had to wait until I was 21 and a senior in college to 'try a drink for the first time' 😉

 

 

this is facetious? OK

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5 hours ago, elcuchio24 said:

 

Where me on the otherhand, had to wait until I was 21 and a senior in college to 'try a drink for the first time' 😉

And perhaps fictitious? 😉

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18 hours ago, elcuchio24 said:

 

Where me on the otherhand, had to wait until I was 21 and a senior in college to 'try a drink for the first time' 😉

 

I saw the wink and quotes and figured you were joking about that being your first 🙂 

 

Statistically the 18yo will also have tried a drink before arriving at the islands even if it wasn't legal.  It is nice that there is a semi-controlled environment to try if they want on the island though for the rare older teens who haven't drank yet but would like to without the pressure of college parties to over indulge.

 

16 hours ago, elcuchio24 said:

 

and, all 18 year olds do want to drink 

I'm not sure if you were serious with this one or not, but I do know a few who have little to no interest in drinking.

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2 hours ago, pacruise804 said:

I'm not sure if you were serious with this one or not, but I do know a few who have little to no interest in drinking.

 

Agreed.   Our son turned 18 this summer and doesn't seem overly excited about he prospect of "drinking" in Mexico.   I'm sure he'll try something but it won't be much.

However, he's incredibly excited that he can now join us in the casino :classic_wink:

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