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I am looking to book a cruise for myself and a few of my friends. We are mostly couples but a few are single. We are all around 27-30 years old. I have cruised before, all on Princess. I love the high-class and the amount of attention you get as well as the food on Princess. But...most of the passengers tend to be older. Any ideas of a cruiseline to go on for a younger crowd, but still get the high class style of Princess. Or is there a certain time of year to go that attracts younger people? Would a travel agent know? Or should I just go with what I know is good with Princess?Any help would be appreciated
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Hello! Carnival has a great mix of ages. I have many friends that have traveled on other cruise lines but all of said that same thing "if you are looking for guests in that age group Carnival is your best choice". I think some of the reason is because of Carnival's price. I am in the age group and have always met many wonderful people on our cruises. No matter what the age I believe everyone just wants to have a great time
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hey...im turning 20 on October 31st and im going onm my first cruise that day on RCCL's Monarch of the Seas...i hope that ship i will meet lotz of people my age and hopefully i do. Is this ship right for a 20 year old? and its my first cruise so im a little iffy about it. Thanks!
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Since you are going with a group, make your own fun, the median age of the passengers onboard shouldn't matter. You can run into fuddy-duddy 20 somethings, and lively fun loving 40+ folks, on every line.
I would definatley seek out a travel agent when it comes to working with a group, go in to the agency, sit down and talk with the agent, really pick her/his brain. Get some brochures to take home. If you can go as a group to the TA that would be even better. Look over the brochures, talk as a group and then figure out what works best for the majority.
Pick your itineary first and then narrow down your ship choices.
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Carnival all the way - we are a little past your age - ok - a whole lot past your age lol, but we found Princess to be kind of boring. Carnival just has a more upbeat feel. Any time of year is fine if you are thinking of the Caribbean - ok maybe not right now . I think the winter months tend to bring out the older, retired crowd though. That's just my opinion being as I am one of the afore-mentioned

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I would focus on Carnival, and specifically one of the newer ships. Carnival's staterooms are large and their food is excellent.
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FYI - there will be many more school-aged kids on board if you choose to cruise during school and holiday breaks. Especially on Carnival, and RCCL.
Funny, i never found Princess to be boring, especially on the Grand Class ships, there was plenty to do during the day and at night there was the disco, shows, bands, comics, deck party and casino.
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Carnival all the way - we are a little past your age - ok - a whole lot past your age lol, but we found Princess to be kind of boring. Carnival just has a more upbeat feel. Any time of year is fine if you are thinking of the Caribbean - ok maybe not right now
All of that and I still dont get it.
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Wendy,

I am looking to book a cruise for myself and a few of my friends. We are mostly couples but a few are single. We are all around 27-30 years old. I have cruised before, all on Princess. I love the high-class and the amount of attention you get as well as the food on Princess. But...most of the passengers tend to be older. Any ideas of a cruiseline to go on for a younger crowd, but still get the high class style of Princess. Or is there a certain time of year to go that attracts younger people? Would a travel agent know? Or should I just go with what I know is good with Princess?Any help would be appreciated

First, it's much more important to pick a line that matches your group's lifestyle and interests than a line that has a lot of passengers of your age. If you and your friends like a lot of activity, for example, Royal Caribbean would be an excellent choice. It probably won't be much fun to pick a cruise line on which you meet a lot of passengers in your age bracket with whom you have nothing whatsoever in common. Since you and your friends apparently prefer a more upscale product, you definitely should look to the more upscale lines.

Second, the demographics vary considerably with length of cruise and with destination. Young adults are most likely to take cruises of a week or less to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, or the Caribbean.

That said, i would not worry too much about demographics in your situaiton because it sounds like your group is large enough to form a "critical mass" of young adults on any cruise.

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