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Old May 28th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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I was just reading Mikes post where he ask the question (why do you cruise Carnival) We have never been on Carnival but are thinking about taking a cruise with them.I thought it would be nice plus helpful to us to hear the other side of the coin
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We cruised Carnival in 1994 ,we were in our 40's .It was too much of a party ship for us.
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what age group do you think most of the passengers were in 20 to 30,30to40?
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what age group do you think most of the passengers were in 20 to 30,30to40?
The "average age demographic" on Carnival is actually in the mid 50s. It's way too much of a party atmosphere for a library rolf ;otherwise, except for 4 and 5 day sailings, it's pretty tame compared to every bar I ever owned

I'm 61, took our first Carnival cruise in 1996 .... doing back to back cruises. I rarely drink (a fu fu drink on deck in the hot sun on occassion), and a great time.

Think my next Carnival cruise will be 16 or 17 on that line.
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The "average age demographic" on Carnival is actually in the mid 50s. It's way too much of a party atmosphere for a library rolf ;otherwise, except for 4 and 5 day sailings, it's pretty tame compared to every bar I ever owned

I'm 61, took our first Carnival cruise in 1996 .... doing back to back cruises. I rarely drink (a fu fu drink on deck in the hot sun on occassion), and a great time.

Think my next Carnival cruise will be 16 or 17 on that line.
Thats interesting I would of thought it would be a lot younger 20s to 40s.I know when we went on the Sapphire the age group seemed a lot higher and the ship seemed pretty quit at times.But I heard that was common on longer cruises it was 14 days.Now Iam thinking we should try Carnival. I figured it would be a bounch of 20 or thirty year old going wild
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. I figured it would be a bounch of 20 or thirty year old going wild
There might be a "smattering" of that. But that really is much closer to an OLD image that people for some reason like to perpetuate.

I'm betting there's more "Frat Parties" on RCI now.

We once did an 18 day on Carnival, that could have easily been mistaken for Princess or Holland America... so the long cruise/longer in the tooth rule does apply.
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WEll I am thinking we will have to give Carnival a shot if they have a cruise we want to go on.Are next cruise will be on Princess tho they have a Cruise out of San Fran we want to take.
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I was just reading Mikes post where he ask the question (why do you cruise Carnival) We have never been on Carnival but are thinking about taking a cruise with them.I thought it would be nice plus helpful to us to hear the other side of the coin
When we first started cruising in the late 80's, we didn't cruise Carnival because of the "party boat" reputation. Plus we heard the food wasn't too terrific. Now we are in our 70's and have reached Elite status with Celebrity so we try and stay with them because of the perks. Our friends who we cruised with occasionally are in the same age bracket and they started Carnival cruising about 5 years ago and rave about them-wouldn't cruise anything else. And they cruise more often than us because the fares are better ,plus they live in Florida. If I were just starting to cruise, I would certainly give Carnival a try.
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It's to bad the party hardy perception still exists, because for the most part, that is just not true anymore.on all of my Carnival cruises , only the first, back in 1990 had anything near the old image. Short cruises would tend do have more, shall we say, spirit

Many people would be surprised what a nice cruise it can be,
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I have no qualms with people enjoying themselves with alcohol; after all, i try to maintain a low level buzz for an entire cruise. My problem with Carnival would be food and fixed seatings. I like a great steak. I like foie gras, ostrich, rack of lamb, king crab legs, lobster whenever I want it. If I am going to be eating banquet food, I might as well go to work. Eating and drinking are what I like to do most on vacation after seeing the world.
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We cruised Carnival in 1994 ,we were in our 40's .It was too much of a party ship for us.

I just need to say that this post has no merit today. 1994 !! Nothing today is as it was in 1994.

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I just need to say that this post has no merit today. 1994 !! Nothing today is as it was in 1994.

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You sure cant beat Carnivals prices! Thats what got us looking at them in the first place.
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Our last Carnival cruise was an 8-day in February. The average age was somewhere in the 60's
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We stopped cruising Carnival about 10 years ago, but always kept going on a Carnival cruise every year or so. The cruises kept getting better and better, so for the last 3 or 4 years, we've done Carnival almost exclusively! Our next cruise will be number 29 on Carnival, and we ALWAYS have a great time aboard. You'll find that the shorter the cruise, the more likely you'll find the drunken 20's, and 30's aboard, but even that isn't necessarily the rule. We always enjoy the short, last minute cruise aboard "Inspiration", and have NEVER had a problem with that cruise!
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WOW I am really surprised that the age group on Carnival is so high! I dont know why I thought it would be so much lower.I dont even really know what made me think that it was alot lower!
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At first we were not sure about Carnival, with the old thought that it was the "PARTY" line. Boy were we wrong. Yes there are some partiers but I have to say that there were more on our 7 night Princess cruises. We see passengers of all ages on Carnival and really enjoy Carnival.
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