Okay, you probably aren’t planning to give your over 13s a spare key to the cabin and a free run of the ship on your next cruise holiday. But a few minor concessions to independence aren’t out of the question. Or you could just go full indulgent, throw any parental caution to the wind and pick a cruise that’s purely and simply, start to finish, teen-centred – not unlike most average teenagers in fact. Here are eight tried and tested options to cover most bases from a bit of freedom to spoiled rotten.
It’s almost a given that the largest cruise ship afloat would be the one to exceed even the wildest teenage expectations. This is the boat with a 10 storey high dry-slide called, Ultimate Abyss: the tallest at sea and it's dry; because that tested infinitely more terrifying than wet. White-knuckle thrills aside, there’s also a full size basketball court, round-top-deck-running track, an ice rink and 12m high rock climbing wall.