Adult only cruise ships.

P&O Cruise Line announced that the Aurora is now adult only.  This will be the 3rd adult only ship in that line.

 

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I like the idea of an Adult only cruise.   Now I don't have any young kids so I prefer not to cruise with kids.   I tend to prefer Celebrity since they have so few kids and longer cruises have even less kids.  All the space dedicated to kids can be more adult space and easier to book entertainment when not having to book for what kids can see.  Families still have Disney, RCI, NCL and Carnival. On one NCL cruise they made an announcement at midnight that all under 21 have to exit the lounge,   I think that got more applause then the show did.

 

When I have cruised with the family including my niece who was 6 at the time we did RCI so there would be a good children's center with activities and kiddie pool to keep her a happy sailor and not a angry pirate.

I expect they will sell a lot of sunscreen and aloe in the ships’ store. Yummy

 

Yeah, that clothing optional Sundeck seems like a good idea at the time, until you fall asleep.

We tend to cruise during the school year to avoid lots of children.  I've I mentioned before, sometimes it's the adults that are the problem.Wink It will be interesting to see if the adult only cruises do well. It will be an experiment, much like the Carnival Paradise was for a non-smoking ship.

Children running around on the ship is my chief complaint. I do not mind kids at all, as long as they are supervised by their parents and caregivers. The cruise line needs to detain kids who are unsupervised, locate their parents, and address the issue with them. If the kids behave, more power to them.

 

One simple thing that would help is to make sure that parents' supervisory responsibilities be addressed bluntly at the muster drill. Announce consequences for failure to supervise at the outset.

 

Some parents think the village will raise their children. We are on vacation, and the village is tired.

 

 

 

 

Not a bad option for cruisers. On our cruises, we have been rather lucky that there were very few kids. The shorter cruises usually have more kids than the longer cruises. And the one up to ten years old are not the issue, the 13 to 18 tear olds can be though, being the age that they are can get bored and rowdy for lack of stimulation. Princess is good at controlling that. I've heard that Carnival sometimes has trouble with that age group.

To each their own.

 

I have cruised on 2 occasions with P&O on their ship Oriana. Once as a family ship and again since it became adult only. I honestly didn't see much difference. Maybe the fact that they were long cruises ( 22night and 14night) there wouldn't be too many children on board anyway. I think the cruise line has a lot to do with it.... P&O attracts an older generation..... That's me settled then.....ha ha...however we go with Celebrity regularly... A family cruise line and have never had any problems with children.. 

Choices for everyone--not a bad idea.

I’m guessing that an adult only cruise would be pricier. We don’t mind cruising with lots of kids onboard. This time we had more kids/teens/college students than ever before but they were all really well behaved and having fun. John Heald has commented that Carnival will always be a family Cruiseline and not have adult only cruises. 

Looking at it from a business side, it seems they will lose more revenue by not allowing kids or families than they will gain by being adults only.

I've only been on one cruise that had a small cadre of troublesome kids; I have been on several with troublesome adults.

We have found that adult only wasn't any more expensive than family cruising with P&O... Depending on the ship... I felt there was a better atmosphere on the family ships. They are still filling them going out from U.K

 

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