The summer between high school graduation and starting college is often an eventful one for teens, their parents, and their families. For parents, it may feel like the final opportunity to build family memories before everything changes. So how do you acknowledge that transition while still making sure everyone has a good time?
How about a celebratory cruise for your high school graduate!?
Celebrate Graduation and Their Transition to Becoming an Adult
Taking your high school graduate on a child-friendly dinner cruise is a great way to start acknowledging the difference between childhood and adulthood.
The summer after high school graduation is an important transition for your child and for you. A lot of the things you are doing are going to be practical. Experts suggest that you review finances with your student one more time, ensuring they understand how to budget, plan for emergency expenses, and what to do if those plans fall apart.
Other parents who have made the transition from parents of a teen to parents of an adult suggest a variety of steps to ease the process. The practical steps include making sure your student has everything they need for dorm life. The less practical steps include things like binging a favorite television show together, perhaps for the last time.
While making sure your student knows how to do laundry, make their own medical appointments, and balance their bank statements are important, it’s also important for both the student and the parent to reinforce their bonds and enjoy life a bit. That’s where the Skyline Princess comes in.
The Perfect Graduation Celebration Experience
Yes, your child needs to know all the little things and big things that come with being an adult and living away from home. But they also need to have fun and celebrate this transition. While re-visiting spots that hold special memories for your family is a great way to reinforce the family bond, taking your child on a New York Harbor cruise is a spectacular way to celebrate them becoming an adult and heading off to college.
Whether it’s dancing on our Skylight Deck or discussing the socio-political state of the world during dinner, or taking spectacular group photos on the deck while viewing the passing skyline, a NYC dinner cruise for your teen can be a great way to start learning to treat them as an adult, and not the child they were just a few weeks ago.
Standing on deck or seated in the air-conditioned cabin can be a great place to discuss your student’s hopes, dreams, and fears as they prepare for an independent life. It’s a great time to discuss expectations, like how often they should call home, and to remind them how proud you are that they made it this far.
Create Cherished Memories with Your Graduate on a Skyline Cruise!
When you want to spend some quality time with your family to say goodbye to your high school child and hello to your college adult, the Skyline Princess is the perfect venue. You’ll have wonderful opportunities for fabulous pictures together against the world-famous New York Harbor as a backdrop. Book your cruise online or give us a call at (718) 446-1100, and our staff will schedule it for you!