I will be on the Sept 9th , 9 day . My husband and I are in our mid 30's and have children but will not be taking them. If you go in the fall good chance that children will not be there because of school. As far as making the comment about "a bunch of old farts", that wasn't the best choice of words you could of asked the question a little better. So this thread will be filled with people attacking you for your choice of words. Every cruise is filled with kids, and older people and young people and middle aged people. Some are a pleasure to spend your time with and some aren't . If you don't want to mingle you can do that but if you open yourself up to meeting new people you can have a great time. Everybody has something to offer no matter what their age.