If we aged as fast as ships do, we would be crying, and, whining! It's amazing how fast ships become "old" nowadays.
I remember after sailing the Tropicale, in the 90's, that I said I would never sail an old ship again...the ship was unkempt,and a crew that was really not up to snuff, just not the cruise it should have been.
So, do you first look at the newest ships vs ones that might be considered an old ship, showing it's ageor not as modern? What is important for you to have on a ship, bells and whistles, or nothing like that....
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It really doesn't matter to us, an older ship is fine, as long as she is well maintained and has a good crew. Newer ships have more of the wow factor, more stuff to do and see on board, but i wouldn't sail on a brand-new ship for at least 6 months to a year after christening, needs that time to work the "bugs" out and get the system to gel.