cruiseCurrently, I am most excited about  Norwegian Epic.  The activities and amenities to accommodate a teen are endless.  Consider the variety of stateroom categories ranging from uber-luxury in the villas, to the roomy family balcony category designed for traveling families. With over 17 dining venues even the pickiest eater can find something to eat.

Teens like activities and there is no shortage of fun to be had on new ships.  Typical on new ships, like Norwegian Epic, are purpose-built enclaves to entertain.

Aqua Park – The Aqua Park offers three multi-story water slides of varying thrill factors. The first one is specifically designed for the not-so-adventurous and zips straight through the rock-climbing wall. The second slide is for the slightly more adventurous, because it twists and turns down three stories. Then there’s The Epic Plunge, the only tube slide at sea that puts the blast of inner-tubing into the core of a bowl slide, with a thrilling drop through a 200-foot long tube. The Aqua Park also includes two main pools with arching water effects that illuminate at night, five hot tubs, a wading pool and a kid’s pool that features whimsical sculptures, water sprays and a slide. Finally, when you are looking to dry off, there’s plenty of room to soak up some rays on one of our expansive sun decks.

Teen Club Entourage  – Under 21 guests can hang out have some fun.  Entourage is designed like an adult lounge minus the adults. Filled with all things important to the 13- to 17-year-old crowd including self-serve food and soda stations. During the day, it’s all play with PlayStation®3, air hockey, pinball, foosball, a video jukebox and nine large flat-screen televisions. In the evening, Entourage turns into a teens-only nightclub with a space for dancing to a video jukebox and trendy seating arrangements for just hanging out.

Bowling – Norwegian Epic will feature two bowling alleys at sea. There’s O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill where the whole gang can head on over to the lanes and test their skills. Then there’s the three lanes at Bliss Ultra Lounge where during the day all ages are welcome.

Sports Complex –  Here cruising teens enjoy two decks to play on.  There is a full-sized basketball court, a batting cage, and a climbing wall.  The climbing wall includes a water tube weaving right through the middle and the first-ever rappelling wall at sea. There’s also a 24-foot tall enclosed climbing cage we call the Spider Web.

With so many supervised activities for teens to enjoy, parents are free to lounge and relax.  Modern day cruise ships have done a great job addressing the needs of traveling families. Cruise vacations are very popular with teens and happy teens mean happy parents.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cruise Buzz at Cruise Holidays of Mission Viejo 888-203-3012.