what's wrong with seniors? i'm 65 and i love to cruise. i like hal, or used to, because of the wonderful mix of people 30's to 90's who made my cruise very interesting. even for youngsters, there is a lot to be learned from us oldies -- we were young not too long ago. and most of us love well-mannered kids and teens; i learn a lot from them, too. trouble is, hal can't really have it both ways, though they have been trying.
they now give price breaks to families with kids and soak us fixed-income types whenever they can. my predictions for hal aren't good -- they can't compete with carnival, rci, or ncl. their newer ships are cramped and poorly laid out, and they don't attract families or, increasingly, their clientele of older folks. sad