I just watched someone's vacation video on YouTube and they were on the top deck while cruising (I don't know which line) and the deck seemed packed side to side. It was a little offputting to see so many people crowded into a small space. Is this typical? Just wondering if the only way to see the scenery will be to be shoulder to shoulder with everyone on board.
Along the same lines, does it get really crowded in the lounges and dining room? Just trying to get an idea of what to expect. We do like to find quiet time during vacation to sit and read or just watch out the scenery go by.
My DD will be 18 at the time we cruise. She's well aware that it's an older crowd on river cruises than we're used to on ocean cruises and she's looking forward to that. So, she's now curious if there will be children. Obviously, none of you know whether there will be children on the specific cruise we're looking at, but what is your experience with children on board river cruises? Are they few and far between?
I'm also curious about the dress code. I'm hoping to pack light since most of the trip will be via trains. Are there formal nights? If so, how dressy?
Thanks in advance!
Counting Down the Days to the Western Med and Northern Europe cruises!
Tour spreadsheet for NCL Epic Western Med (embarking in Civitavecchia) on Sept 27, 2017
Tour spreadsheet for NCL Jade Norway, Scotland, and Iceland on May 25, 2018