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We are traveling with my sister and BIL on the March 29th sailing of the Gem. We were locked in to the sailing date because of my sister's job. Will we see alot of Spring breakers on our cruise? I'd like to know beforehand what to expect. Thank you.

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but there will be alot of high school spring breaks during that week. That's okay. They're pretty harmless. We did that two years ago, and most of the kids just hung around the pool all night. I don't recall any of them causing trouble, and you don't have to worry about them all being drunk and out of control. The only heavy drinking we saw was when we stopped in Cozumel and I think the drinking age was only 18. I've seen plenty of adults who behaved much worse. I hope you have a great cruise! I only wish ours was coming up that soon. :)

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We are traveling with my sister and BIL on the March 29th sailing of the Gem. We were locked in to the sailing date because of my sister's job. Will we see alot of Spring breakers on our cruise? I'd like to know beforehand what to expect. Thank you.

 

Shouldn't be too bad.

 

Most school breaks will be over.

A few of them on your cruise make for great Karaoke;)

 

Enjoy your cruise:)

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Here's a link to all the college spring break schedules:

 

http://www.tripsmarter.com/panamacity/springbreak/sbcalendar.htm

 

Thanks for the link!

 

Good that there'll be less spring-breakers on our 3/21 cruise and even less on our 3/30 one!

 

But we hope there'll be plenty of teens as we're cruising during our teen son's school holidays.

 

As for the spring-breakers, we need to remember we were at that age before - been there done that. More fun now sitting side-lines watching them making themselves silly just like we did!

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We were on the late poor Norway during spring break of her last season. The crew hated it because of the mess but while they were loud and drunk and left beer bottles EVERYWHERE we never felt it to be more than inconvenient. They were messy and noisy but harmless.

 

On one cruise, a Xmas cruise, we had some problems with HS age kids, but that was about a half-dozen teen trouble-makers who found each other. Out of 2500 passengers, I guess the odds are that sooner or later, on one cruise or another, that would happen.

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Just an FYI - there might not be alot of college age kids on the ship but count on several hundred children. We're cruising the Gem on 4/5 - that's the week our school system has Spring Break.

 

We've cruised the past 2 of 3 years at this time and there are always plenty of smaller people on board.

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WOW! Times sure have changed...and I'm not even that old!

 

Since when do that many College Spring Breakers have money for a cruise??? :eek: Are there really enough to fill a ship and cause any trouble?

 

Whatever happened to the days of borrowing the family car and driving with 4-6 of your friends crammed in there with little more than beach towels, shorts, and a boom box? HAHA! Of course, now the gas would cost more than the cruise...but THAT'S another story! They still have to get there somehow!

 

That long drive to Daytona from NY, and the week spent on the beach was about all we could afford, with the rest of our money going to books, food, and booze! :D

 

Those were the days...and they were AWESOME!

 

A cruise for Spring Break? How do you top that when you REALLY have something to celebrate in your life after college??

 

I find it amazing, that's all. Not judging anyone's own personal experiences or desires.

 

Oh well....HAPPY SAILS TO ALL!

 

:)

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I will put in a good word for the spring breakers as they tend to get a bad rap. They are NOT a group of drunken sailors aiming to cause mayhem and mishap on your sailing. On my Pearl cruise, I met wonderful groups ofyoung men and women who were respectful and who were very goal oriented. They too are happy to be cruising and to escape long study days just as we love to escape long work days. Having enjoyed dining, dancing, swimming and discussing issues with the students from Michigan and Ohio Universities, I think our future is looking good. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting tomorrow's leaders, engineers, politicians, teachers, technologists, computer programmers, doctors, communication specialists and scientists.

 

I admit my perception of cruising in March was jaded a bit from what I read on CC over the years regarding spring break. Fortunately, I did not experience the 'horror' on the 3/2 sailing. At one point I thought to myself, "Darn, I do not have any funny stories to tell about them...!"

 

Have a great cruise!

 

Coka

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I am on the Gem the 29th too and from what I am finding most Spring Breaks are this coming week or the next. Hopefully that's the case.

you are right, because Easter is so early this year, most kids are out for break this coming week, some last week and the rest will be out the week after Easter. Of course, this doesn't mean no schools will be out the week of the 29th, but nothing like the next 2 weeks.

 

Nita

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While Rileyz link gives quite an impressive amount of schools, there are myriad "community colleges" which will also be going on spring break during that time ...

 

I, too, remember the days of just sticking around town, working on assignments the professors gave during our "time off", but in this day and age, the kids seem to prefer going "away" for a break.

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I also would be amazed if college students have money to pay for a cruise. I am sure some do, but thinking back to my days at college, we did a lot of fun things including trips, but it was all on a super tight budget - and usually just for a weekend.

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