My husband & I did the Holland America Sea of Cortez cruise in October 2002. We were 49 & 53 at the time. Ports were Loreto, La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. There were more children than usual on an HAL ship, but, being HAL, still probably less than 50. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever been on. The weather was perfect, although we were chased by a storm on our way home which really didn't seem to effect the stability of the ship. Being older, quiet seeking travelers, we really enjoy HAL. Passengers trend older and quieter - not a lot of heavy partiers. The food and service was top notch. We beached and snorkled at each stop. It looks like HAL may not be offering the same itinerary now, but, I figured I would put my two cents in. I really do like HAL for it's peace and quiet.