Oceanmom, "My grandmother died 3 weeks shy of 100 and I have no problems helping people who need help. But she would not have gotten in a tour boat at her age, much less a cruise ship." Yet honestly oceanmom, I've cruised the world with octogenarians! I perhaps mistakenly took that as an indication that you thought that old people should not be getting on tour boats much less cruise ships. And that they shouldn't be cramping the style of the young by cruising.
It's OK oceanmom, I used to complain about the elderly cruising too, but I had my 66th birthday last week (it comes a lot quicker then you could ever believe) and I guess I'm feeling that, and taking a different point of view now. I do
share your view about individual responsibility, believe me.
And now my dear wife of 47 years and I are headed out (with travel insurance
) to be a guest of princess for two weeks of sun.
Good day and good wishes to you.