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#1
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Hi Guys,

Am thinking of booking our 3rd cruise for our family (40, 36, 15 and 9) on the Celebrity Solstice for 14 days. Was wondering what the average age of guests on Celebrity cruises generally are, and if there are many activities for kids and families to do? And if my kids and ourselves will meet other people our age or not. I've read a few reviews saying x cruises are generally suited for elderly peoples, however it looks like a nice ship to cruise on, and am interested to learn abit more before making a decision and commitment. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to Cruise Critic.

As easyboy, posted it is best to ask Cruise line/cruise ship specific questions on the cruise line boards. Often first time CC members don't realize there are boards for each cruise line.

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Originally posted by wakab0y
Hi Guys,

Am thinking of booking our 3rd cruise for our family (40, 36, 15 and 9) on the Celebrity Solstice for 14 days. Was wondering what the average age of guests on Celebrity cruises generally are, and if there are many activities for kids and families to do? And if my kids and ourselves will meet other people our age or not. I've read a few reviews saying x cruises are generally suited for elderly peoples, however it looks like a nice ship to cruise on, and am interested to learn abit more before making a decision and commitment. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Lots of kids activities.

I’d say average probably around 40~50
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#5
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Originally posted by Keith1010
Welcome to Cruise Critic.

As easyboy, posted it is best to ask Cruise line/cruise ship specific questions on the cruise line boards. Often first time CC members don't realize there are boards for each cruise line.

Keith
Thanks, and yes am new here. Will do.
#6
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Originally posted by GUT2407
Lots of kids activities.

I’d say average probably around 40~50
Thanks.
#7
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You will find older people on any cruise more than 7 days. Why? Because most people are working and cannot take more than a week at a time off from work. So on longer cruises there are more retired people who have the time for them.
Go to Roll Call here on the date you're thinking of cruising and ask how many kids, etc. are going on this cruise. You can also ask who are your age.
You could also think of taking a Back 2 Back cruise (B2B), with each cruise 7 days. You can usually find a ship that goes Eastern Caribbean one week and Western the next. That would be 14 days and have more kids. Just because its Celebrity, you will find older passengers and fewer kids. I don't remember seeing any kids on our Celebrity cruise!
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As mentioned, I'd post on the dedicated cruise line forum.
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Well, so far we have 3 people telling you to post elsewhere and only 2 actually helping, so I'll try to even it at 3.

The truth is, on a 14 day Celebrity cruise, the average age on board will be considerably older than you. However, if it's back-to-back 7 night cruises, you'll see a lot more people closer to your age, and with kids.

Either way, your perception of the ship is spot on. Solstice is one of the most beautiful ships I've been on.

They do have a kids club and there are plenty of kids activities. The activities are nowhere near what they would find on RCI, NCL or Carnival though.
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#10
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Originally posted by Bonnie J.
You will find older people on any cruise more than 7 days. Why? Because most people are working and cannot take more than a week at a time off from work. So on longer cruises there are more retired people who have the time for them.
Go to Roll Call here on the date you're thinking of cruising and ask how many kids, etc. are going on this cruise. You can also ask who are your age.
You could also think of taking a Back 2 Back cruise (B2B), with each cruise 7 days. You can usually find a ship that goes Eastern Caribbean one week and Western the next. That would be 14 days and have more kids. Just because its Celebrity, you will find older passengers and fewer kids. I don't remember seeing any kids on our Celebrity cruise!
Great advice, thanks for that. I'm just learning how to navigate the site which also makes me feel like i'm light years behind only getting on here now in 2017 thanks again.
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Originally posted by Aquahound
Well, so far we have 3 people telling you to post elsewhere and only 2 actually helping, so I'll try to even it at 3.

The truth is, on a 14 day Celebrity cruise, the average age on board will be considerably older than you. However, if it's back-to-back 7 night cruises, you'll see a lot more people closer to your age, and with kids.

Either way, your perception of the ship is spot on. Solstice is one of the most beautiful ships I've been on.

They do have a kids club and there are plenty of kids activities. The activities are nowhere near what they would find on RCI, NCL or Carnival though.
Thanks for evening up the odds , and for sharing some truth. The carnival cruisers do look good, but it's along way for us kiwi's to travel first before boarding those liners. Thanks again.
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Originally posted by Bonnie J.
You will find older people on any cruise more than 7 days. Why? Because most people are working and cannot take more than a week at a time off from work. So on longer cruises there are more retired people who have the time for them.
Go to Roll Call here on the date you're thinking of cruising and ask how many kids, etc. are going on this cruise. You can also ask who are your age.
You could also think of taking a Back 2 Back cruise (B2B), with each cruise 7 days. You can usually find a ship that goes Eastern Caribbean one week and Western the next. That would be 14 days and have more kids. Just because its Celebrity, you will find older passengers and fewer kids. I don't remember seeing any kids on our Celebrity cruise!
Thanks for the advice. It's not looking good based on the feedback and comments i've reviewed and read so far. Thanks again.
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Originally posted by Host Clarea
As mentioned, I'd post on the dedicated cruise line forum.
Yip, thanks for that.
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Originally posted by wakab0y
Yip, thanks for that.
You're welcome.
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Pretty much same...longer the cruise older the demographic on ANY cruise line. Celebrity is usually our first choice think more country club than Beach club. Our older grands 13-20)actually now prefer Celebrity and Viking. Kids programs are great and smaller groups. Agree you might want to look at B2B a great option. Enjoy whatever you choose and safe journeys
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The other factor that comes to mind is the time of year. We've only ever been on one cruise so far and it was Celebrity over the winter holiday period and there were lots of kids. My kids were 14 and 8 at the time and while our 14 year old just hung out by the pool and read, our 8 yr old son occasionally participated in the kids club where there were plenty of kids to hang out with when he was in the mood. They both enjoyed the cruise and said they would go on a Celebrity cruise again. That said, my husband and I are going on our second cruise in several months, also on Celebrity, but it will be when school is in session. We don't expect there to be many kids on board.
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As mentioned, Anything longer than a week, departs midweek and in general more expensive =older pax.

Had a 10 day Alaska cruise, was amazed at number of canes, crutches and wheelchairs at the cruise center. Our next hint was the giant pile [60-80] of oxygen tanks. The 13 seeing eye dogs is a story in itself.
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Originally posted by nhsails
Pretty much same...longer the cruise older the demographic on ANY cruise line. Celebrity is usually our first choice think more country club than Beach club. Our older grands 13-20)actually now prefer Celebrity and Viking. Kids programs are great and smaller groups. Agree you might want to look at B2B a great option. Enjoy whatever you choose and safe journeys
Thankyou.
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Originally posted by Chloesmom1
The other factor that comes to mind is the time of year. We've only ever been on one cruise so far and it was Celebrity over the winter holiday period and there were lots of kids. My kids were 14 and 8 at the time and while our 14 year old just hung out by the pool and read, our 8 yr old son occasionally participated in the kids club where there were plenty of kids to hang out with when he was in the mood. They both enjoyed the cruise and said they would go on a Celebrity cruise again. That said, my husband and I are going on our second cruise in several months, also on Celebrity, but it will be when school is in session. We don't expect there to be many kids on board.
Thankyou. We like the ports on this particular x cruise we're looking at and time of year suits us too. Thanks again.
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Originally posted by jlp20
As mentioned, Anything longer than a week, departs midweek and in general more expensive =older pax.

Had a 10 day Alaska cruise, was amazed at number of canes, crutches and wheelchairs at the cruise center. Our next hint was the giant pile [60-80] of oxygen tanks. The 13 seeing eye dogs is a story in itself.
Bahahahaha thanks for helping me raise my observation levels for my next one...I think lol !!!
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