Seldom will seniors choose a cruise which caters to kids, however, they don’t want to be on a boring ship. People over 50 (a minimum age for senior discounts) want to have fun as much as any age passenger. However, there are some senior friendly amenities and needs which make some cruise lines better than others. This installment looks at those needs, facilities and comfort and provides resources to help select cruise lines, trips and excursions which best meet the needs of seniors, including: enrichment programs, ease of mobility, ability to care for seniors with health issues, music and entertainment that appeals to those over 50 and a sensitivity to the special needs of seniors.
Choosing Senior Friendly Cruises
The Cruise Critic website offers a section on the special features' seniors should consider when selecting a ship and cruise. It suggests most seniors like the idea of traveling to multiple destinations while unpacking only once, an appreciation of top-notch pampering, service and excellent food; and bang for the buck. To find solid information for senior friendly cruises CLICK HERE
Cruises you can take with your dog
Many senior citizens have an emotional support or therapy dog they want to take on a cruise. Others just don’t want to leave their pet at home. This website presents 11 cruises where all dogs are welcome, including the Queen Mary II. To find the cruise line where your pooch can be your partner CLICK HERE
How to choose the very best accessible cruise
Sage Travel is an agency which specializes in European disabled passenger travel. To read about 12 important steps you should take in picking a dependable cruise or travel package if you or your companion are physically handicapped, including the best ports, cities and tour destinations which are accessible for the disabled CLICK HERE
How to choose a senior cruise
Again, the Cruise Critic website features a very detailed checklist of factors seniors should consider when selecting a cruise line and excursions. The site offers tips on anything from the best size of ships for those 55 years of age and older to dining considerations and medical capabilities. To access a very thorough “to do” rundown CLICK HERE
More cruising tips for seniors
U.S. World & News Report’s article provides 5 solid tips on what seniors should consider when choosing a cruise, destination, amenities and more. To access this very informative article CLICK HERE
…and there’s more
Even more invaluable tips regarding cruises for seniors is offered by the Cruise Report website, including: what activities are most important to seniors, why they prefer smaller ships and river cruises, what they should look for in a travel agent, and what to be cautious about in booking a cruise. For all these great recommendations and much more CLICK HERE
…and finally, 57 tips, info and advice for first-time cruisers
Everything you do on a cruise is just a little different than any other vacation you’ve ever been on. The Cruzley web site presents 57 different things to consider if this will be your first time to cruise. Quite frankly, it provides a lot of tips for those who are frequent cruisers. For very worthwhile cruising tips CLICK HERE
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