I would love to go on a luxury line. However, I can't afford it, the ships are too small, I would be bored silly, and mostly I do not want to wear dress clothes. I would rather wear a nice pair of capri and a shirt to dinner every night and then after dinner change back into shorts and a tank top for the remainder of the night....Many luxury lines would frown on shorts and a tank top after dinner......
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How interesting! I have cruised 1 smaller vessel - Az Journey (TA) and 2 larger mainstream vessels. On the latter I was bored out of my skull. The entertainment staff were awful. Both 'mainstream' cruises were fairly port intensive - which 'saved' the cruises.
I wonder if the right question is being asked; I think the personality of the cruise line and vessel are the pertinent factors.
Im not sure what my cruise planner fully meant by her statement, she has coordinated many group cruises for Cruise Mates, but I would think that younger passengers, who like more athletic things to do might tend to be bored with the activities like kuki mentioned.
I'm in my mid 40's and while I believe I would have a good time, I just don't think I'm old enough to learn bridge....lol
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In all honesty - while I understand the mindset of people who want to cruise on Seabourn just for the quiet solace of being at sea with great food and service, when it comes to activities I think most of these people are just looking to relax. They want to read books and maybe play trivia and do crosswords.
For me, a day at sea can become very boring on a small cruise ship with a limited number of activities.
Even though I am not a sports person, I can spend a day at sea walking around and watching younger people Flo-riding, rock climbing, ice skating, etc. I will play a little in the casino, look in the gift shops, maybe get a massage.
But ideally, the ship has excellent lectures and a good movie in the cinema for the afternoon. That makes a day at sea for me. NO one does days at sea better than Crystal or Cunard QM2 - they are jampacked with adult-oriented computer, music and language lessons, expert lecturers, arts & crafts, trivia, cooking demonstrations, high tea, special lunch buffets, etc. They make the day at sea an event.
On Cunard add fencing, drama and now songwriting lessons. I can't believe Roger Daltry just performed on Queen Mary 2.
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