Were we on the same cruise? Do we speak the same language? The walk to Labadee did not require a shuttle and was a short walk. Dining room was awesome (and staff) and the Windjammer was decent for a buffet. Yes there were seniors on board (I consider that over 80 since I am 55 and my husband is 63). Don't understand why you liked San Juan since it poured all day and the only tour that ran was the old/new city tour (all others were canceled). St. Maarten had no shuttle (ship was docked right at the pier) unless you took a tour. I even liked the big storm we went through on the first full day out. Lots to do on board if you looked at your cruise compass and wanted to get out of your "box". I loved this cruise (my first) and can't wait for the next one.