the day, and is stocked with computers, books, and games. The Back Deck provides teens with a place to sunbathe together and enjoy a buffet dinner. Fuel, the teens-only disco, is open until 2 Am and provides a great place to mingle and meet new friends. Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line’s Entourage for Teens offers a lounge for teens, a teen dance club plus fun activities. Tweens and teens can learn circus skills, play video games, play sports from dodgeball to soccer, and enjoy themed events and parties. Disney Cruise Line A little Disney magic makes cruising memorable for teens too. They are invited to spend time with their peers in the Vibe. These teen-only hangouts feature music, movies, video games, plasma TVs, a dance floor, an Internet café, and other activities. In addition, Disney hosts an H2O Splashdown and Party in Paradise farewell bash exclusively for teens. Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Cruise Line offers Circle C for young teens ages 12 to 14 to hang out and enjoy planned activities including dance parties, games, outdoor movies and more. Circle C is available on all of Carnival’s ships. Carnival’s Club O2 facilities continue to be very popular with teens aged 15–17. In addition to a pulsating dance floor and the latest music and lighting systems, Club O2 features a teen-oriented library and lounge with non-alcoholic specialty drinks. Princess Cruises This cruise line’s Grand Class ships have the largest facilities for teens. The Beach House teen center includes plenty of games, movies, big-screen TVs, and jukeboxes. On the Grand, Golden, and Star Princess, teens can use their own Jacuzzi and sun deck. Celebrity Cruises This cruise line’s Celebrity X-Club Youth Program offers teens plenty to do, especially during the summer and holiday family travel seasons. This includes supervised theme parties, pool games, movies, sports tournaments, karaoke, talent shows, fitness Ultra-luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas also offers teen programs. Regent’s Club Mariner operates during the summer and select holiday sailings and gives tween and teen travelers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of exciting, interactive activities, including whale watching in Alaska and art classes on tropical cruises, plus other unique adventure and cultural opportunities. Crystal Cruises activities, and play stations. Regent Seven Seas Cruises Select Crystal sailings during the summer and holidays also offer older youth things to do without their parents on ultra-luxury cruises. These include games, arts and crafts, video games, and other activities under the supervision of experienced activities directors. The Crystal Symphony and Serenity also feature Waves, a teen video arcade. Chapter VI Private Islands Make Fabulous Memories for Families Private butlers and other luxury amenities cater to those who want to be pampered, while plenty of island activities appeal to people on the go. A recent visit to Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas, illustrates the cruise travel industry’s ongoing effort to exceed the expectations of its guests. Air-conditioned, open-air beach cabanas are available just a few steps from warm, blue, pristine waters. Private butlers magically appear (for a small fee) from nowhere to fill one’s beverage glass; others prepare hot and chilled appetizers, as well as cool cucumbers to soothe guests’ eyes from the tropical sun. Is this heaven? Not quite, but these breathtaking private islands are surely memorable for cruisers who want to enjoy total stress reduction.
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