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As an aside.. you might also be surprised to hear that the average age passengers on Carnival (not Carnival Corp) ships is 45.
Yes, that's actually about what I would expect and what I have heard from other sources. Of course, many of the "party hearty" crowd that Carnival Cruise Line solicited fairly aggressively twenty years ago with the "party boat" theme is well past that age now, and many of them undoubtedly continue to be loyal repeat passengers.
And, in reality, 45 probably is one of the youngest median ages in the industry. IIRC, the median age of passengers on Celebrity is about 55.