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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

Apr 29, 2015

Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunesStitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio

How To Avoid Being Surrounded By Old People

Cruises have a reputation, especially among people who have not done one yet, of mostly being for old people. However, if you chose the right cruise line you will be surrounded by people just like you. The profile of people on board differs based on a combination of the destination, time of year and the line itself. Selecting the best match for you is essential. For example, you can cruise around the Mediterranean and Caribbean on the following:

  • Cunard or Holland America which offer a more formal and traditional cruising experience and is likely to have more older couples of 60 and above.
  • Royal Caribbean which provides high-energy resort attractions like rock climbing, ice skating and water slides and will be more full of families and young couples.
  • Seabourn, Crystal and Silversea which sail smaller ultra-luxury ships offering all-suites and butler service and attracts honeymoon couples, young and middle-aged professionals.
  • MSC Cruises and Costa that provide a youthful and multi-lingual experience and attract families and groups of young travellers from around the world.
  • Carnival Cruise Line which provides on-stop fun around the ship and attracts 20- and 30-somethings, dressed in shorts and t-shirts.

The best way to ensure you are surrounded by people like you is to do your research and chose the right line that matches you!