Cruising – A Great Experience At Any Age

There is something for everyone on a cruise, from gourmet dining to snorkeling, salsa nights, musicals and theatre, movie nights, days by the pool, days on the shore, shopping, exercise, spa days, and private retreats.

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It is no wonder that millions of people will head off on a cruise in 2017, and many of them will be climbing the galley for a first trip after retirement. In fact, people over the age of 50 represent a quarter of ocean travellers. The over 50’s are active, and cruise lines know it. More than ever before, the ships are catering to an ‘older’ crowd, offering activities and to ensure that the grey nomads never run out of options. They are often joined by other demographics such as milies, lagers, couples, and singles, and all fit comfortably aboard the luxury liners that traverse both large and small portions of the globe. Regardless of what stage you are at in life, the high seas are a place for fun, relaxation, and adventure. A cruise is also a fantastic way to meet new people
and form lasting friendships. Cruise ships have become cities on the sea, and these cities are age friendly. In fact, cruising has become a popular way for families to connect, and multi-generational cruising is a great way to spend time with loved ones.

Grandparents, parents, and grandchildren alike are boarding these ships and are all having their needs met. Children can go to skating rinks, climbing walls, and miniature water parks, while parents enjoy a romantic retreat, and grandparents treat themselves to the onboard shopping – followed by everyone meeting for dinner and a treat by onboard entertainers. The options are endless, and the facilities are remarkable. However, if you wish for a quieter time, there are

However, if you wish for a quieter time, there are specialised trips for the over 50s and 60s; destinations on the sea designed for grey nomads to escape to. And if you’re thinking that your ship will have to follow the path to tropical waters, you’d only be half right. Island cruises are very well known, but there are

Island cruises are very well known, but there are liners that will travel through the Arctic, up through fjords, and along bustling coastlines. Whatever your heart desires – if it can be reached on water, a cruise will cater to it.

Cruise vacations are fantastic options for the over 50s as they offer the flexibility to do as much or as little as you want. You can be active and take it all in, or you can lounge on the deck and enjoy the passing view. Mobility impairments are of little concern too, as most cruise lines have worked to accommodate all mobility levels so that all on board can enjoy their vacation. If you wish, you can spend the entire day in the spa, receiving

If you wish, you can spend the entire day in the spa, receiving massages, getting a facial, and eating as much as you can from the buffet. Or, you could hop on the boats going to shore and explore shopping in new regions across the globe, taking day trips in locations such as Greece, Canada, Fiji, The Caribbean, and Scandinavia – just to name a few. You could go for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months. Some people are even retiring on board cruise ships, enjoying the luxury of liners and the accessibility of onboard life. There are pools on board to swim in, and opportunities to swim in the sea and explore the world without having to hop on and off an airplane. There are a few things to consider when planning a cruise, such as how long you wish to be away, what kind of vessel you want to travel on, the kind of destinations you want to visit, who you’re travelling with and the location of your room. There are ship doctors on every cruise, and making them aware of any issues you may encounter is important. Those with impaired memory may prefer a smaller vessel, and cruise staff should be alerted to any needs you and anyone you are traveling with may have. This includes accessible rooms with wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars, and mobility access. When booking, be sure to look at the map of the cruise ship you’ll be boarding to ensure that you have your bearings and are aware of how far

There are a few things to consider when planning a cruise, such as how long you wish to be away, what kind of vessel you want to travel on, the kind of destinations you want to visit, who you’re travelling with and the location of your room. There are ship doctors on every cruise, and making them aware of any issues you may encounter is important. Those with impaired memory may prefer a smaller vessel, and cruise staff should be alerted to any needs you and anyone you are traveling with may have. This includes accessible rooms with wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars, and mobility access. When booking, be sure to look at the map of the cruise ship you’ll be boarding to ensure that you have your bearings and are aware of how far away your room may be from the activities you plan to take part in.

You can expect to be inundated with options onboard. It can be overwhelming, but going in knowing what you enjoy is crucial. Many cruise companies are offering specialist options to fit your lifestyle. This includes running trips designed for over 50’s travellers, or having options for grandparents whilst they travel with the extended family. Over 50s cruises can be free from children and are often quieter, and run on smaller ships, while full cruises are packed with activities and opportunities to explore.

Whatever you want, and wherever you want to go, there is a cruise for you. See the world from a new angle, and arrive on distant shores with a new perspective. Cruising is for all ages, all stages, and all activity levels. Lift up the anchor and float into the trip of a lifetime!

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