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Old 06-17-2003, 05:22 PM
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We are considering a cruise in fall on Holland but a lot of folks have told us the demographics are heavily skewed to the older set. This is fine with me as at 50 I'm a geezer in training, don't party all night, don't mind getting dressed up, and enjoy days on board as much as in port. Problem is we have two mid-20's couples with us and we don't want them to be bored senseless. I would appreciate any input because i'm about to pull out what hair I have left.
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We are considering a cruise in fall on Holland but a lot of folks have told us the demographics are heavily skewed to the older set. This is fine with me as at 50 I'm a geezer in training, don't party all night, don't mind getting dressed up, and enjoy days on board as much as in port. Problem is we have two mid-20's couples with us and we don't want them to be bored senseless. I would appreciate any input because i'm about to pull out what hair I have left.
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Old 06-17-2003, 08:22 PM
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Jay, the clientele on Holland is definitely a bit older than on Carnival or Royal Caribbean, but there were still plenty of activities. No hairy-legs contests, but they did have a newlywed-not so newlywed game, trivia contests, casino, pool, kids' club, etc. I sailed on them last fall and enjoyed it. Not much late-night activities except in a couple bar/lounges, which I'm not into. OK shows, very family-friendly; you won't find any R-rated stuff in the theaters. Movie theaters too. (For more detail, I have a review at www.knowlton.org/travel - click on Maasdam 2002.) The newest Holland America ships are a bit livelier in decor and apparently trying to attract a bit younger crowd - you might check into those. If your twenty-somethings are real party animals, choose a different cruise line, but if they are somewhat laid back, you should all be fine. Karen
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Old 06-24-2003, 05:36 PM
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I appreciate your input. I think the wife and I would be very happy on the Veendam. However, with the age spread we opted for the Celebrity Century. Next cruise we'll pick our own and won't tell anybody we're leaving.

Thanks again
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Have a great cruise, Jay! Hope you both have a wonderful time.
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Old 07-01-2003, 11:41 PM
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Hello Jay,
I think you made a wise choice going with Celebrity. They are a great cruise line and the age venue is mixed. Whenever I have booked Holland America it is the older set. I should talk, like you I am 47 and in training. Princess and Celebrity are very good and have a nice rage of age groups. Happy Cruising!!!

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