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The Benefits of Cruising for Seniors

Today’s seniors are more active than they have ever been before. Mature adults are living longer, healthier, and are looking for adventure on the high seas. The biggest perk of retired life is the luxury of traveling and no means of travel is as luxurious as a cruise. There’s no reason to worry about throngs of young people partying and being noisy when there are so many cruise vacations for seniors available. 

Whether you’re interested in Caribbean cruises or European cruises, let us tell you what you’re in for:  

1. Onboard activities

The biggest question to ask yourself before you take a cruise is: What do I want to do? Retirement cruises offer an array of onboard activities to choose from. Many cruise ships have casinos that are filled with slot machines, roulette, poker, and blackjack tables. For the bingo lovers, bingo halls have been gaining in popularity onboard. Almost every cruise available has a dance hall where trained dancers offer lessons and others can dance the night away. Whichever activity you choose, there is so much fun to be had. 

2. Port excursions

The fun doesn’t stop with the onboard activities, it keeps going once the ship docks in a port. Depending on your cruise destination, there are numerous port excursions you can experience. In the Caribbean there are excursions such as scuba diving, zip lining, and hiking. In Europe there are cultural enrichment activities and walking day tours to join. On Alaskan cruises there is a historic railway where passengers can travel through tunnels, over mountains, and past waterfalls. Regardless of where you go, there are so many itineraries and excursions to choose form, you won’t be bored. 

A Viking River Cruise is a relaxing and intimate way to experience local life along major rivers. These cruises are perfect for those interested in history, science, art, local culture, and cuisines. 

3. Wining and dining

When on a cruise we recommend you try anything and everything you can, especially when it comes to dining. Cruises are known for their wining and dining, leaving passengers stuffed to the gills and happy. Cruise ships have a variety of restaurants and bars from which to choose, each with their own unique culinary selections. From buffet breakfasts, poolside lunches, and elegant dinners, the scrumptious options are truly limitless onboard. We like Norwegian Cruise Lines because they offer freestyle dining options. This gives travelers the freedom to choose when, where, and with whom they eat. 

4. Rest and relaxation

While it’s tempting to go-go-go all the time while on a cruise, it’s important to remember go at your own pace. The whole point of a vacation is to rest and relax, isn’t it? This is where a cruise vacation really shines because the planning and scheduling is done for you and all you have to do is choose which and how many activities and excursions you can handle. If the other activities sound like too much, we recommend visiting the onboard spa for a massage or an elegant hairstyle for one of the many cocktail parties you’re sure to attend.

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