Do you know I said the same things years ago but my wife persuaded me to try cruising and we are cruising at least three times a year. The Azamara ships are wonderful. They are the ex "R " ships and so well designed, they are modelling the standards on the similarly styled Silversea ships and hopefully will come close to their 6 star rating. As for being bored, well there is never enough time to do everything and although I'm over 70 I still enjoy volleyball, basketball and five aside along with the more staid shuffleboard and swimming, there should be a great openair thalasotherapy pool on the front decks if you can find it (I'm hoping it will still be there cos I'm going on Quest next year. If you're a bridge player or like quizzes or like lectures or fancy yourself s a wine buff, fine and you can even curl up away from the others with a book. The staff will be great as will the food and I've put in a word with Neptune for May 2008 regards Neil Down.
We are 53 and 55 and have just come back from a Celebrity Cruise which is the same company that run the Azamara brand. We went to the Greek Islands and Turkey and there are ALL age groups on the cruises. Mainly Americans 95% I would say and there were teenagers, A young couple with a small child in a pushchair, several honeymoon couples. This was in June 2007 so don't be thinking it is all oldies because it is not. We also went with Royal Carribean 4 years ago for our 25th Anniversary and again all age groups. We have already booked our 30th Anniversary cruise with Celebrity for Nov 2008 to Hawaii. You just have to accept that the Americans are a lot more casual than the brits especially on formal evenings.
Azamara Quest is a brand new cruise line - a 5*+ experience. The dress code is 'country club casual', you have no set dining times, and there are only two places you can smoke onboard. It appeals to the well-heeled Americans so your fellow guests will be 40+. Suggest you read up on Azamara Journey - her sister ship to get a feeling of what she will be like.
Don't worry about age,,, I have been on three cruises and just booked another. 1 with Thompsons, 2 with P&O and the latest 1 will be with Princess. I am 46, never get bored as there is always something to do or see. Also there is a mixed bag of ages on the ships. Just go for it and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. PS. most 65+ I have met on cruises are great fun and entertaining at the dinner table. Stev.
Hi, we too have booked a short Med Cruise next May for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas. We are new to cruising too, but am sure we will be hooked once we have done it for the first time! The ship looks absolutely awesome, with so many things to do and caters for all ages, I really don't think you would have time to get bored! Have a look at it here. Whatever you decide I hope you have a fantastic time on your 'holiday of a lifetime cruise'.
Ages range varies but mainly middle aged people (45-60+) but all in holiday mood and great company. You will never be bored, entertainment on ship isgreat even when in port. Have a great time.
Did a cruise for our silver wedding anniversay after a lot of soul searching ( it was our first cruise) and boy i'm so GLAD we did it.
BUT..... from what people tell me stay away from western caribbean cruises, do easter caribbean or anything else - but of course its a personal choice.
most of all..ENJOY ! !
I Hope no one feels as you do now when you are 65.
I can assure you that you most certainly won't be 'bored' as you put it there is that much to do and see.Also the 65+ have lived a bit I'm sure you will find the conversation and experiences are well worth getting involved with. 65+ Wrexha.
There are more under 60 than ove.
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