Adults only??

hello my husband and I have decided to go on a Caribbean cruise... just wondering if there are adult cruises... we are in our mid 30s and love to have a good time, weather it be chilling in the pool or going for a night on the town, we love adventure and also love to relax.

we are looking for something for 7-10 days preferably all inclusive and with good food and drinks... any suggestions would be muchly appreciated

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Generally adults-only lines are going to be luxury ones. Virgin Voyages is a new cruise line that will be adults-only too, but their first ship doesn't debut until next year. Viking's ocean ships are also adults-only, and they are absolutely beautiful with great food and crew. Drinks aren't included but they are much more inexpensive than on most mainstream cruise lines, and all food (including the Italian specialty restaurant) is included except the Chef's Table experience. The passenger demographic is generally older on Viking, I am mid-20's and my mom was 50 and we were among the youngest people on our Viking cruise. But I didn't mind and we had a wonderful time. I'd recommend looking into them!

Its a fair question and I hate to see one go unanswered. I don't know of any "mainstream" line that has the entire ship labeled adults only. If there is one, I'd like to earn more about it. GOOGLING the subject, including a relatively recent FORBES article, leads me to believe that they do exist, and there may be more in the wings. Most cruise lines seem to offer adults only "areas", and then we get into the whole subject of whether or not its enforced, whether or not it costs more etc etc..clearly, cruise ships cater to different age brackets with different sensibilities. We pay more for certain areas on a certain line that actually enforces the "adults only" rule, it has its own amenities. I seriously doubt we would cruise on anyones ship that didn't have something similar, now that we've experienced it. I cant imagine an entire ship..bars, restaurants, entertainment, tours..that was adult only....hmmm...

I do not know the answer but I will say that we have been on cruises 2 years in a row May 19-26 and because school was in session the cruise had mostly adults on it. There were some families with their kids but not a lot of them.

good point! we try really hard to book cruises when school is in session...and that includes college...

I absolutely agree with going during normal school times. I believe the longer the cruise (over 7 days) during that time will help. We avoid spring break and summer as much as possible. There will be kids but not many, they have never bothered us. I understand your concern hope you find something that works for you.

Once in a while, the lines will charter a ship out to various "Adults Only" clubs, but I'm pretty sure that is not what you are looking forBig Smile

If you are looking for the "all-inclusive" as part of the fare, then you will probably be looking at the luxury level.

Some lines (Celebrity, NCL and Princess) will run sales which include the beverage package with the fare, but they are not a regular occurance.

If you can find a sale, it sounds like you may enjoy Celebrity - it touches on luxury, the average age is 30-40, not a lot of kids on a longer cruise - even less during school season. Princess may also be a good fit if you value relaxation, but the average age is a bit higher. NCL would be a good choice if you want a lot of activities. RCCL or Carnival would be good if you want to get your party on (both of these offer drink packages for an extra fee).

Good luck with the search. As mentioned cruises during school time have fewer kids as do repo cruises especially those with a number of seas days and also the longer cruises tend to have fewer kids. Anything over 10 days is too long to keep the kidlings out of school

OK, First, go see a very good travel agent. They often have the inside information on demographics. Second, check the college and school schedules, You don't want to be on a "fun" ship during spring break. Third, Longer cruise are better as the cost to bring kids on a 14 day or more cruise is high,

On the Island Princess a few years ago, we did Panama and the were only a handful of kids, all well behaved.

Celebrity is actually a good idea, but the crowd is older. Try Princess for a two week cruise--Maybe Hawaii. Nice sea days, and a great tour of the Islands and less kids. Please do you research with the travel agent, Unles you love rug rats, that's the way to go.

Check out Viking Ocean Cruises. No children under 18. Complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner (and it is decent and free flowing). Gorgeous newer ships. Excellent food. Guest oriented service is just outstanding. Cabin was very nice. Shower is roomy. I recently sailed 3 weeks on Viking Star, but all of their ships are same. Try one of their cruises.

Viking, but it might be a bit old (passenger age) for you. Not a lot of entertainment.

Better to find a cruise that is NOT occurring during Summer, Spring Break, or holiday breaks from school. Huge difference.

Also the port makes a difference... If you have to fly to get to the cruise (San Juan) not as many people will pay airfare for a kid. Out of NYC...lots of kids and people (me) looking for cheap cruises in the NE.

Remember also, if you have to fly to the cruise, you are restricted with the amount of luggage that you can carry (free) Drive to the port and you can take lots of clothes on board...not that you will need them Viking and Cunard both have free self service laundries, soap provided Last Viking cruise I took, a 23 day trip, I went with one small carry-on. Color coordinated clothes too

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