Personally, in my 50's and for my first cruise I would like a bit of pampering and elegance, and not people who's idea of dinner dress is putting on a clean footbal shirt :o) For cruises round the Greek Islands why not look at RCI Spendour of the Seas out of Venice, or a Princess cruise, or if even more upmarket at Celebrity cruises. I just wouldn't want you to be put off cruising for life.
Don't do Spendour of Seas. We were very disappointed. Sailing from Venice was lovely but food was disappointing. Ship is getting tired !
Friends of mine have cruised on Ocean Village both aged 56 and thoroughly enjoyed their time on board, some people prefer the more layed back approach, and i can assure you they dressed very smartly for dinner and there was definately no football shirts to be seen.
Thanks for these comments. Once again two different opinions. Will take advice and look at other cruises suggested. Thanks
I agree with Scalings comment, we are going on our 10th OV cruise soon, have done all the posh ones, and are in our mid 60s, Will not book during school holidays etc. Cabins are larger than many other cruise boats.