Here is my list of the 4 best cruises for babyboomers and why I recommend them. The cruise lines are not listed in any specific order and do not include “Luxury Cruises”
Best Cruises . Noreweigian Cruise Lines
One of the things us boomers want is to be able to eat when where and with whom we want, so the 7pm large table sitting with complete strangers isn’t going to cut it with us. NCL recognized this and introduced “freestyle dining” which gives diners the choice of eating where and when they want with choices that range from tapas to teppanyaki
Best Cruises .Carnival Cruise Line
Although famous for it’s “Fun Ships” All of carnivals ships include enough “Adult Only” fun that are guaranteed to keep even Leonard Cohen happy. In fact eight Carnival ships include fleet include the “Serenity Adults Only Retreat,” a kids-free zone that is only open to passengers aged 21 and over which not only offer freedom from screaming kids, but outstanding ocean views, kid free casinos and night clubs and discos that play music to entice even the most conservative among us onto the dance floor, I mean come on, who can resist YMCA?
Best Cruises .Royal Caribbean
The main reason that Royal Caribbean is on my list is their wonderful onshore excursions. Royal Caribbean were quick to understand that we “seniors” are way more interested in para sailing and horseback riding than we are in bridge and bingo and they planned their excursions accordingly. They also realized that many of us have already been to many of the ‘regular’ ports of call and we demand more places that are off the beaten path so to speak and so offer cruises to places like Alaska, Australia, Canada and New England.
Best Cruises .Celebrity Cruises
If wine tasting and jazz is your idea of the perfect evening, then Celebrity Criuses might be the choice for you. We boomers are at a place in our lives where we appreciate the finer things and Celebrity Cruises are well aware of this. The programming offered on many Celebrity cruises makes it the perfect choice for baby boomers who prefer more in-depth and refined activities. For instance, wine tastings and other wine-oriented events are commonly held on board many Celebrity ships. Baby boomers are often at the stage in life where they can afford to enjoy the finer things, and wine definitely falls into that category. The recent upswing in the popularity of wine in general is largely attributable to this upwardly mobile generation, and Celebrity was quick to respond with the appropriate programs. They also offer Special buffets – including truly decadent chocolate buffets – Celebrity Cruises offers babyboomers many ways to try new experiences.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, babyboomers are changing the face of cruising in more ways than one. So no matter what you are looking for in your next cruise, you will find it on these cruise lines and as the trend grown many other cruise lines will also be making the changes needed to accommodate the huge numbers of seasoned travelers who will be “sailing off into the sunset” See you on the beach!
About the author
Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business
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