Compared to the younger generation, we seniors have higher priorities, and certain expectations when travelling. The party days are over, and now the concern is seeing the world, healthy body and mind, and of course relaxation. Cruise lines accommodate 78% of married men and women over the age of 40, thus being the highest sector of travellers, therefore it’s only wise to accommodate to the majority.
Watching the incredible scenery pass by first hand whilst relaxing on deck or on the boats balconies; Amazing right? The main reason us mature folks love a good old cruise. Scenic journeys are finest when set near to the shoreline so that the wildlife, cultures and natural beauty can be easily appreciated and relished.
The Norwegian fjords are the top scenic attraction in the world, - National Geographic shared to be citing the “gorgeous scenery and the well-preserved rural life.” NG said the region should “keep a wary eye on the growing cruise business.”
The Eastern Mediterranean takes you back into history whilst on board an opulent cruise ship which delivers the comforts of home after days spent exploring. Why wouldn’t you want to cruise along the eastern Mediterranean when you can view the Vesuvius which governs the skyline from Naples, and if you’re a hands on type you can climb to the peak and view the sights or explore Athens tours solo or on organised excursions.
Exotic cruising is a favourite when you’ve passed every port of call. Hence why cruise lines had to come up with a new itinerary, which is a hit amongst us 40+. Orion Expedition Cruises' are Questors top pick for cruise lines in Australia, it travels the South-western Pacific better than any organisation. A majority of cruise lines travel Australia and New Zealand, but Orion will take you to places you hardly knew existed. Kimberley (extreme Northwest Australia) and its inexplicable Horizontal Waterfalls of Talbot Bay, the Isles of the Torres Straits, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand's sub-Antarctic Islands.
Although we love a read of a book under an umbrella catching the rays and sipping on a drink.. or maybe ten, we too love to experience new things, ideas, skills, perfecting a dance or learning a new language; your life doesn’t stop once you’ve had kids you know! So it’s important for Cruise lines to cater for enrichment opportunities.
Azamara Club Cruises established the destination involvement notion. More time on port including overnight stays, so you can really dive into a locations atmosphere. Its evenings offer distinctive folk experiences such as Italian opera in Livorno. Don’t hesitate to interrogate the on board experts whilst at their lively talks and classes, or stimulate thoughts and enhance your knowledge through its historical and cultural lectures. They even have their own sommelier for wine tastings, and offer cooking demonstrations and computer classes in Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop for any aspiring techs on board. On Azamara’s deck they allow people to have involvement in an evening of painting and sculpture at the modern Art Foundation gallery as well as learning more about the island’s artistic legacy.
Whilst all the hustle and bustle of organising a cruise goes ahead, don’t forget your necessities - travel insurance, sun cream, and your favourite pair of dancing shoes!
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Date Created: 29 July 2015 by Savannah Buckley