"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.
Review by MGK1991
In response to review, CrusinTim says ...
Hey.... I'm 60 and My wife is 58... we can Jive with the best of them..
Champagne Bottles as prizes is a great motivator.
Rock and Roll-on.....
I guess she is saying that us over 50's should be on HAL. I have done 5 Carnival Cruises in the last year or so and found them to be very mixed ages and economic groups, from the well to do elderly Florida couple to the toothless Tennessee Truck Driver, everyone had fun.
I do agree that dinner service is slow with the American Table menu. Less dinning staff, slower service and dinner not hot. I do have to say the BBQ ribs were great...... and the Steak house is awesome, I'm still drooling over the steak house dinner I did on the Glory in October for my 52nd B-day. Guys Burgers were a disappointment :-(
On the shorter cruises they use the older ships and not as much choices but still better then a few days in a hotel someplace paying for each meal and entertainment.
Depending what you pay, you can get much more then you pay for on cruise.
I am not even going to mention my age but I am way over 60. I get more involved in activities on cruise ships than many of the younger passengers who seem to only want to drink. HAL has an older clientele because many of their cruises are longer ones. On our 14-day cruise through the Panama Canal, there were plenty of families and young passengers sailing with HAL.
My comment about "over 60" was not meant to offend anyone in that age bracket. If I did, I apologize. We saw many of the older passengers having a great time! The reason I mentioned that is that on our other cruises (not Carnival), the activities offered seemed to be geared toward a more diverse age group. This particular cruise didn't seem to offer activities that we were interested in at all. Not being drinkers (or maybe it's just that we are too cheap!), we found that most of our time was spent doing much of nothing. That was perfectly okay for me because I came to relax, but not so much for my very active, can't-sit-still husband. Our two days at sea didn't seem to offer anything extra either. My criticism was of the lack of activities and variety, not the passengers or their age.