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Old 10-03-2005, 10:38 AM
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Ron, I have also been reading that many on NCL are over 50. Is that true. Being a cruise professional. What do you suggest for my husband and I who are early 30's? And what other cruise ships whould you send us on? But to tell you the truth I wanted to go on NCL, until the reviews made it sound like a retirement home on a ship. HELP
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nycruiser1975,

on most cruise ships there are many people 50 or older, because cruises are traditionally a great and convenient vacation option for seniors. This doesn't depend on the ship or cruise line only, but also on the duration & destination of the cruise. Usually, it's "the longer the cruise, the older the crowd".

However, on NCL (and Royal Caribbean, Carnival etc.) you will usually find lots of younger passengers, as well. I really wouldn't worry about that. Being a "younger passenger" (late 20s) myself, I haven't found the crowd on NCL to be "too old for having a great time".
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Another rule of thumb is generally, the longer the cruise, the older the passenger mix. Makes sense when you figure most who have the time for cruises longer than a week are retired. Most cruises I have been on have been a mix of ages, with some skewed more toward seniors and some more toward the younger crowd.
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Another rule of thumb is generally, the longer the cruise, the older the passenger mix.
Hi Karen,

thanks for confirming this.
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I agree with the earler responders, the longer the cruise, the older the average age on the cruise.
NCL, with almost zero less than one week cruises, will not have a ship full of too drunk partiers.
When schools are out, you'll see a majority of families on NCL cruise ships. When school is in session, you'll see more couples whose kids have left school.
So, it really depends on when you cruise more than anything else.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:28 AM
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Ron thank you. In reference to what you said about the timing. DO many people travel with their children around the time my husband and I want to go. the sip sails 4/9/06 - 4/16/06. Is this a high sail time. I really enjoy this revies site. Thanks to everyone who helped
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:27 AM
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Can you tell me about cell phones on the Ncl Star and their internet fees. I will be trying to keep in touch wity my daughter while cruising. We have cingular & I will give them a call today.
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Another rule of thumb is generally, the longer the cruise, the older the passenger mix.
Hi Karen,

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Old 10-10-2005, 05:41 PM
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Ron thank you. In reference to what you said about the timing. DO many people travel with their children around the time my husband and I want to go. the sip sails 4/9/06 - 4/16/06. Is this a high sail time. I really enjoy this revies site. Thanks to everyone who helped
During mid April schools are in session, unless it's the Easter holidays. For 2006, the Easter Sunday falls on April 16. So you could run into many school age children onboard. Most school districts only give Good Friday off, but many parents might take their school age children with them on vacation this week.
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Being a "younger passenger" (late 20s) myself, I haven't found the crowd on NCL to be "too old for having a great time". [/quote] (from Raoul on Oct. 3)

Completely off-topic for a moment.....but I'm having such a good laugh here. Raoul, having read your contributions for the past few months, I had envisioned you like this: 50ish, medium height, husky build, dressed in upper-end German casual (cords, flannel shirt, nice sweater, good shoes) a take charge kind of person, probably greying and with a beard. And this is all without actually thinking about it!!

I got to thinking what a hoot it would be to hear some of the other "preconceived notions" out there. Good Lord.....shudder to think what I look like in cyber space

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Rose, now you have me laughing. I used to belong to this digest where travel professionals posted discussing all kinds of topics. There was one agent that I had read for years and was sure she was an elderly, opinionated and probably boring lady. She was booked on a cruise and I was looking forward to meeting her. She turned out to be young, vibrant and very attractive. In fact, she became a friend of my family’s on the cruise (my wife, son and nephew were cruising with me). Her on-line persona was so different from the person she actually was that it blew my mind.

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