Carnival Cruise Line does not have the biggest cruise ships on the high seas, but its Fun Ships are packed with excitement and its prices are usually the best.
Now, Carnival goes a step further and makes changes to its age policy on cruising minors. The following are some things to note. For additional information, see your Travel Agent.
1. Guests must be 21 to travel alone, with some exceptions. These exceptions include married couples younger than 21 years old and military personnel. See an agent for more info.
2. Previously, guests under 21 had to travel with a relative or legal guardian 25 or older. Now, guests not yet 21 can travel with a guardian who is not related. At the time of booking, the cabins must be linked. See your agent for more information.
3. Previously, most minors under 21 had to room with parents, across the hall, or in a cabin next door. Now, only minors 12 and under must be across the hall or next door. Guests 18 – 20 may be anywhere on the ship, while 12 to 17 may be up to 3 cabins away.
It is encouraging that Carnival has added greater flexibility to how parents/guardians and their children may be situated on their ships. Before you book, get all the facts on the age requirements.
One key thing to note for those minors traveling without a legal guardian or relative, the guardian on the ship is urged to travel with an originally signed letter from the parent/guardian giving the minor permission to travel.
Go have fun!