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
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013
Booked Allure of the Seas....12/27/2015
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!
ALLURE OF THE SEAS FEB 2016.... Who's going with??
Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
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
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015