Just like any other segment of the population, seniors just want to have fun.
Baby boomers have always represented a large segment of the cruise population and an even larger segment of the repeat cruise business. That is actually fantastic news for the cruise ship industry because that opened up the possibilities to cater to this growing demand. They have responded with an array of services and amenities for this category of cruiser to choose from.
Millions of seniors choose to cruise for the service, great food, accessibility and convenience, amazing itineraries, and all-inclusive and endless possibilities to travel alone. Many cruise lines have also begun catering to the older market with a variety of onboard cruise programs and amenities such as life enrichment lectures, extensive medical facilities, access for the disabled, special diets, and grandchild programs that help bridge the generation gap with programs that are fun for both the young and the young at heart. Many even offer the services of “gentleman hosts” to entertain the growing single seniors population.
Every cruise line appeals to a different age and style of passenger. Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises generally cater to all travelers in the moderately priced cruise category. You’ll pay a pretty penny to cruise with Cunard, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Crystal Cruises. And for those with yet deeper pockets and a few more years, yachts like Seabourn and Silversea offer top of the line services in the luxury category.
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In addition to the mega Ocean Liners, canal lines or barges offer seniors the opportunity to design their perfect vacation. They can choose to watch from the deck, as the revolutionary locks of the Panama Canal crank open and shut. Or sip a cocktail as life slowly pedals by on two wheels on the banks of the Seine in France. Or straddle the continents of Asia and Africa as they sail back in time, drifting along the ageless currents of the Suez Canal.
There are no bounds or curfews on cruising options for today’s senior.