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Hi, new here... a group of 12 of us are looking to go on a cruise next winter. We are looking at doing a caribbean cruise, with only my wife and I being "experienced cruisers" (one time b4) The group would consist of 30 year olds, and we like to party. What cruise lines would be best other than Carnival? Only reason I ask is the itinerary of the Southern caribbean is a little port-intensive, I would really like a day at sea... Is Royal really a 35-55 yr old crowd?

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Im not saying we are going to be falling over the railings here, just that we dont necessarily want to be drinking at the bar at nights with people that could be our parents... I guess Im just asking if there are some younger people that frequent certain lines more than others

 

PS sorry if I offended anyone over the age of 50:)

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We have not sailed Carnival but did a 3 day on RCCL. I did not find the passengers to be older and in fact they varied in age. I am not quite old enough to be your parent but honestly, I have found under 30s that are dull and over 50s that wear me out! Go on your cruise, meet people of all ages, and have fun. You will find as you get older that you will no longer judge people based on their ages but instead on who they are.

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Hi, new here... a group of 12 of us are looking to go on a cruise next winter. We are looking at doing a caribbean cruise, with only my wife and I being "experienced cruisers" (one time b4) The group would consist of 30 year olds, and we like to party. What cruise lines would be best other than Carnival? Only reason I ask is the itinerary of the Southern caribbean is a little port-intensive, I would really like a day at sea... Is Royal really a 35-55 yr old crowd?

 

The group I cruise with averages 30 or so and has had a good time on Royal. There definitely are some older people on the ship, but younger people too. If you go to the disco or sail-away party on the pool deck you're going to see a younger crowd than you might in another venue -- but you'll figure out where to go pretty quick.

 

I generally like the Southern Caribbean ports some of the best, but if that cruise is too port-intensive for you, try something different. That said, you also might have a good time partying on the beach or elsewhere on shore in some ports, so I wouldn't necessarily rule those out. Check out the port of call boards here on CC and see what kinds of things people do in ports, or ask your own questions if there's an itinerary you like. Definitely not all port excursions are historical island tours -- if you're looking for something a little younger or more 'fun', you can find some great stuff out there.

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OK, here is the scoop. Itinerary and length of cruise are BIG factors on RCL and the age of the crowd. 7 day caribbean itineraries attract a younger crowd than 12 day Panama Canal or 14 day Transatlantics. Any 7 day in the Caribbean will have more families and couples than just seniors. There will always be a bit of a mix. Certain lines appeal to different personality types. I think you will find what you are looking for on RCCL or Princess. In addition, time of year is a factor. When school is out (summer, spring break, holiday weeks) you find more kids and family groups. Spring and fall tend to have less families and more couples.

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I thought the age group on Princess was more like 45-75. :confused:

 

I cancelled my Princess cruise because I heard it was mostly older people and it was dead at night.

 

Slight hijack: Princess isn't exactly dead at night - they do have activities and nightclubs and whatnot just like CCL and RCCL. They may not have as much fun stuff (Hairy Chest Competition, or FlowRider, for example) but I found them to be quite fun and fit my tastes when I sailed them in my late 20's - just a few short years ago.

 

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Slight hijack: Princess isn't exactly dead at night - they do have activities and nightclubs and whatnot just like CCL and RCCL. They may not have as much fun stuff (Hairy Chest Competition, or FlowRider, for example) but I found them to be quite fun and fit my tastes when I sailed them in my late 20's - just a few short years ago.

 

/end hijack

 

I understand that they have nightclubs, but most other accounts have said they're nearly empty at 11:00 PM.

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