What would you do if you were told you can't cruise anymore because of your age and health ?

I for one have no idea what I would do. We have been doing this cruise thing for over 25 years. It is what we live for in some ways. Just waiting for that day can be fun. It is always to fast. We are 76 years old and we will do this until the day we can't get up the ramp and on the ship. WHAT ABOUT YOU ? How will you react to that day? Let it out.

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37 Answers

I would alternate between a beach vacation in the caribbean and renting a houseboat to cruise cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Either way, I would be in or near the ocean !

So true. Thank you !

I'd be mad then travel to Universal Studios and go to Hogwarts!

Makes sense to me.

I would be very very very unhappy. Then I would get my travel pad out and make a list of places I would like to visit and go from there. I really enjoy cruising, but if I didn't have it anymore I would find some other way to travel that I could hopefully come to love.

I would find a different Dr.

I am so sorry that that took place. I hope all ended well. Hope the next one is better. Sorry !

I'd start booking tours with travel expeditions like G-Adventures and some all-inclusive resort stays. We've done both before we started cruising. I prefer the cruise, but there are other options.

Great question, first, yes would be pissed. Then would take my $ and do all inclusive resorts or hop on whatever flight we liked that is on special and explore new cities.


I think age is the wrong discriminator. Recently, I saw an age restriction, 72, on a bike tour. Supposedly because of insurance. While I might not consider the tour I know several 85 year olds that are definitely able to do the trip! While I know people over estimate their skills, at times, just take them to the gym and let them prove their ability don’t just out and out right dismiss them. My Dad used to love cruising just for the dancing in the evening. He stopped because of other issues but I’d have hated to see him kept from cruising because someone thought he should be too old! Geez!

For the record my step mom lost her husband in Barbados to a heart attack while on shore. They were going down an escalator in a hotel, he collapsed at the bottom. They were in their 60s at the time.

Ultimately, lowering the age removes clients that often most afford the expensive ships!


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