I was in my 30's and still had fairly young kids, but they were old enough to appreciate cruising and have cruised in their adult life as well. Just something about the whole expierence that makes you wanting to do it again and again...
When I was eleven years old my Parents and I came to the USA on the SS Olympia. It was was like cruise. They had entertainment, a pool and plenty of food.
The first cruise tha I booked myself was in 1998 on the Celebrity Century and I have been hooked ever since.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
I was 60 (!!!!) because the idea of cruising had never occurred to me. We decided to do one because we'd never been to Alaska, and because we were looking for a vacation we could do with our now-adult-and-married kids and their spouses. It turned out to be a perfect choice and I started planning the next one (Panama) right after we got home.
The "kids" have now done three more cruises themselves, and one has introduced his own children to cruising. Addict 'em early, that's become my motto!
I was 45, but the DW beats Holly, she was 11 - she had to suffer with me a long time before getting to take cruise #2
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013
I was in my 50's and DH had to talk me into going ! I'm SO glad I did !
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013