Looking for anyone with experience with teen cruisers, especially on NCL.
I will be sailing Norweigan Joy to Alaska on July 4th, and it will be my first NCL cruise (our previous one on April 4 was cancelled due to COVID-19).
I have taken one Carnival, two Disney, and two Royal Caribbean cruises, and I enjoyed Royal's programs the most. That may come as a surprise to some, as Disney caters specifically to children and families, but I found their activities to be a bit repetitive. Royal has all-day activities within the teen club, but also exclusive teen times for Ice Skating, Flowrider, Ultimate Abyss, etc. I also liked that they separated the teens into age groups, 12-14 and 15-17.
From what I've seen in my research on NCL so far, there is no age group separation, just 13-17. The different teen club itineraries I've looked at included very generic activities and no exclusive times for ship activities. I will be 17 years old at the time of my sailing, and it is a bit frustrating to me that I will have to participate in activities with 13-year-olds. That almost completely discourages me from even going to the teen club at all, even though I know it is a great place for new people.
All of this being said, I'd like to hear from anyone with experience with teen cruisers. What are your thoughts and opinions? Any tips?