I'm looking at October cruises for my parents and two of their friends, all in their 70's. None of them have ever gone on a cruise. They are considering RCI for the 4 day trip down to Ensenada, Catalina & San Diego just to see what a cruise is like and whether they might want to try a longer one the next time. After reading some of the reviews, I'm wondering if the 4 day cruise might make them decide not to cruise again. I feel that a longer cruise and different destination (they are not really beach people) would be more fun for them, but my mother is recently recovered from an illness and is eager to get away for a few days. Also, we're wondering if there is a way to get around the "formal" nights, or how casual can you dress on formal nights without looking silly? Thanks!
Thanks for the replies. I'm seeing pretty good deals on the 7 day cruises to the Mexican Riviera (Princess and Royal Carib.). Alaska would be great, but I think it's probably too late in the season now and they don't want to wait.