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  • On Apr 11, 2016
    Merisa from CA Asked

    We are going on a cruise to Alaska next year - and she has a choice of going with us - 1 week where she is 17 and/or another week that she is 17 then turns 18 midweek - What activities are offered in the teen club for 17 year olds (list of excursions?)

    Ahoy, Merisa!
    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel! This question definitely has me thinking!  My first thought is that Vibe is one of the coolest spaces on a Disney Cruise, and the counselors are pretty fabulous with the teens on board. So my answer would be the week before! I asked my daughter (who is 14) what she would do if she had the choice, and she definitely said the week before as well. Her reasoning is that if she enjoys Vibe and turns 18 halfway through, she won't be able to return during any of the planned programming for the remainder of the cruise. The first night is filled with Ice Breakers, so it's important that your daughter attends since many friendships will be formed then. This is also the night the counselors get input from the teens on what they want to experience throughout the week. Some activities listed in the cruise newsletters include Gender Wars, Karaoke, Pool Party, Ice Cream Social, Smoothie Hour, Trivia, Game Challenge, Homecoming and more! I did see one Port Adventure offered just for teens in Juneau-Teen Exclusive Alaska's Ultimate Canopy and Zipline Expedition. I think a highlight of every cruise for my daughter is meeting new friends from all over the world. Through Social Media and texting, she's able to keep up with them long after we disembark. 
    Good luck with your decision, Merisa! I hope I've helped steer you in the right direction. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.
    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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