"As far as the "fun" factor, I do have to first share that the average age on our particular cruise was likely to be 60 or higher.".  I'm not really sure what your point of mentioning this fact is. I am 51 and have sailed on ships where the "elders" were up cutting the rug (that means having a good time) more than KIDS half our age. Age has nothing to do with cruising especially if it doesn't affect your experience directly.