My wife 38 and I 38 are planning a cruise in August 2001 and are curious as to the best cruise for us. We want an 30 - mid 40 crowd with few if any children aboard. More couples than families is our focus. We also like a fun nightlife and a cruise where topless sunbathing is acceptable. Is Renaissance a bit old for what we are looking for? How about Royal Olympic cruises? We've noticed that the newer nicer ships like Princess and Celebrity have extensive children programs in place, whichs leads us to believe that there would be a lot of kids on board. Any suggestions?
I think it depends when you go. We have done several European cruises in May, early June and September. There were 8 or 10 children 10-15 yrs old, and I think I saw one 3-4 year old. There were so few, there was not even a "kid counselor" program. All were on HAL and Princess. I think if you go on ANY line, in July/August, there will be more children.