Advice for cruising teens

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  1. Ben23A

    Ben23A Earning My Ears

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    Hello teens,

    (If you don’t want to read all of this go to the TL : DR at the bottom)

    I have been to Disney World 15+ Times, Disneyland once, and on five Disney cruises. I grew up in a Disney family, we saved every last dime in order to take a magic trip to our happy place every year. As I am about to turn 18 I came to a realization that my childhood Disney days are over. For me this devastated me, I grew up with everything Disney and Disney means more to me than just about everything else. So what does this all mean? Enjoy it, on my first real “teen” cruise I acted like “I was too cool” for Disney and I completely regret it. I wasted a whole trip because I didn’t want to be the “lame” or “weird” teenage boy who loved Disney. This past fall my family went on another’s Disney cruise and I felt like it was going to be lame like my past cruise but I did one thing that changed the whole thing. I went to the Vibe. I am always super shy and don’t like socializing with people who I don’t know so I naturally did not want to go to the Vibe, however I took the risk on the second day of our cruise and by am I happy I did. The second I walked in a counselor invited me in and kindly greeted me and asked me to join a game of cards. As time went by I started to meet all the other teens and even though I showed up late, everyone just accepted me right in and we had a blast. I spent most of the remaining days of the 7 night cruise in the Vibe. I made friends that I will never forget, while we all had to leave at the end many tears were shed and everyone thanked each other for the great memories. One thing that was a bonus was that there were two people in the club who lived in the same state as me and we have even met up a few times at home! Overall, go to the clubs you will not regret it. At first you may think it’s lame and want to leave but if you stay, talk, participate in group activities, and are open minded you will have a dream vacation. I’d love to hear what other teen thought of their time in the Vibe, please share!


    TL : DR

    Go to the Vibe/Edge no matter what (even if you are super shy)! You will have so much fun and make great friends. Overall you will have a much better time if you visit the clubs.
     
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  2. WDW&DCLADDICT

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    Although i have never really been to vibe/edge, i have to say the advice is pretty much correct. The only reason i have not been to Disney or carnival teen clubs is because when i went there was not much going on during the day, but that most likely changes(after being on NCL), so i know wish i could have a chance to go vibe now, i don't see it happening before feb 2019, unless Disney realizes that there prices are that of the highest luxury line, and not that of a family cruise. The teen club Entourage on the Ncl Escape was really fun, and definitely becomes alive late at night, the experiences really make me want to cruise one more time before i turn 18 in February.
     
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  4. Mackenzie704

    Mackenzie704 Earning My Ears

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    This March I am going on the Disney Fantasy for a week in the eastern Carribean and am super sad because it will be my last oppurtunity to participate in vibe since I will be turning 18 over the summer. I've participated in the Oceaneer Club/Lab once, Edge twice, and this will be my second and last time in Vibe. Vibe is such a great place to meet other cruisers your age that I have a hard time understanding why anybody wouldn't want to go. I've met so many people who I still stay in contact with. The cast members there do such a good job with making sure that everyone feels welcome and that everyone has a good time. I will honestly miss Vibe and am upset that I didn't get to go more times. but once I'm 18 that means I get to participate in adults only activities so I guess that a plus.
     
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    Do they no longer offer Club 18-21 activities?
     
  6. Mackenzie704

    Mackenzie704 Earning My Ears

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    there are no structured clubs for that age group, only the clubs such as Pink for everyone 18+, but often groups that age on facebook or other flatforms will set up to meet up and hang out on the cruise. So it's not disney sponsored, but there is opportunity to meet other cruisers of that age
     
  7. WDW&DCLADDICT

    WDW&DCLADDICT DIS Veteran

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    I wish cruise lines would find away to account for the 18-21 age group a little better, in therms of clubs our areas to hang out
     
  8. Mackenzie704

    Mackenzie704 Earning My Ears

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    yeah that's something a lot of people are hoping for in the new ships in 2021, 22 and 23
     
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