(Closed) were youngins soooo…

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh wow. I didn’t even think of this, I had been 21 for a week when we went on our honeymoon so we didn’t have issues. Have all the places you looked had that requirement? Or if possible in some other countries that won’t care as long as you can pay like Jamaica or Mexico? I guess the better question are where are you wanting to go?

Post # 4
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can your parents book the cruise for you? or do they have to be aboard too?

Do either of you have a credit card to use aboard ship for any charges to your cabin?

Post # 5
41 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I was ‘underage’ we would just tell the owners of where we were staying (or hotels) that we were engaged and it was never an issue. Explain it is your honeymoon and see if they make exceptions.

Post # 6
4029 posts
Honey bee

Some cruise lines will actually make an exception for you if you provide documentation of marriage. We wanted to go on a cruise about 4 years ago and I was under 21. The agent said they only way I could go was if I had an adult guardian (above 25) or if I was married. You should call and ask.

Post # 7
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’ll have the same problem with rental cars too – just another thing to consider if that’s an issue.

Post # 8
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

can your parents book your tickets online?

Post # 9
7900 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Sorry, I can’t help it because it is driving me crazy. It’s “dilemma.” It’s a hard one to spell.

As for your situation, I’d imagine that someone over 21 could arrange the trip on your behalf, especially for things like hotels. You may also be able to get around some of these issues by using a travel agent. I traveled before I was 21. I booked hotels in Europe and numerous different states. I also went on a cruise without my parents, but it was through a travel agency and there were other adults in our party.

Post # 10
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about a cruise out of Alaska or Europe? Since the drinking age is below 21 in those places, it’s likely that they don’t have the same restrictions. Or, postpone till you are 21 if your heart is set on a tropical cruise.

Post # 11
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  Thought it was “dilemma.” Actually, pretty sure it is.

OP, I’d talk to the cruise lines about it being the honeymoon or do as PPs have suggested and see if your parents can book it. You’ll both be 20, not just one of you? I hope it can work out!

Post # 12
7900 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@AmeliaBedelia:  Haha, you’re right. I have to go fix it now because now that is staring at me in flashing bold.

Post # 13
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

People might make ezceptions. My husband and I rented a house in Florida for our honeymoon. We are 21, but they require that their guests be at least 25. However, they were willing to make an exception as we were married.

Post # 14
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Most cruise lines do allow people between 18-21 if you are married, so that shouldn’t be a problem.  You’ll just need to bring your marriage license with you.  I’ve cruised on NCL and Royal Caribbean and both of them have that policy.

Post # 16
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Eeek, that’s a toughy. Basically, since neither of you are legally allowed to drink, if you consume any alcohol proffered by the establishment they are in serious trouble liability-wise for serving alcohol to minors. Since most cruises, hotels and such don’t monitor your personal alcohol consumption (or lack there of) it can be a problem to have under 21s around.

I would call and check any place first, and make sure this is an actual policy (like the prior poster mentioned about certain cruises allowing 18-21 year olds to book with a marriage license) and not some sort of commonly done thing that happens to not officially be allowed. It would suck to have an issue later when you go to pick-up tickets or check in somewhere. 

Your choices might be limited, but I am sure there will be places that will let you book.  

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