Why Cruises are the Best Option for Mature Travelers

By on December 31, 2019

Age should never be a barrier for those who want to travel. Sadly, however, as people grow old, their ability to get around and travel to far-flung destinations can become restricted. A solution that’s perfect for women over 50 struggling to travel is going on cruises. 

Of course, this isn’t a secret. Cruises are usually associated with the older generation — although this attitude is changing. Yet why is this holiday option so popular with the more mature traveler? There is no single answer, but there are plenty of reasons as detailed below:

One Trip, Multiple Destinations to Enjoy

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Admittedly, this is an advantage that applies to all travelers regardless of age. However, this is the best reason for going on a cruise, so it’s certainly worth taking into consideration! 

With one cruise, you can take in the scenery and atmosphere of numerous different cities. For instance, why go to just Spain when you can also add France, Italy, and Greece to the itinerary? There’s no need to book multiple holidays to see everything — it’s all covered with one trip. 

Additionally, cruises open the door to destinations and sights which are not usually accessible via standard flight holidays.

Easy on the Bones

For those who have restricted mobility and can’t move as they did in their 20’s, a cruise is a welcomed relief. As everything is all in one place, there’s no need to make any arduous walks to get around. With little effort, you can get from your cabin to the restaurant, pool, theatre, and whatever else is on board the ship. 

Furthermore, everything can be controlled at your own leisure. You don’t necessarily have to wander around a certain city, for example. You don’t even have to explore the ship — sitting on the balcony in your room and enjoying the ever-changing view is one of the great pleasures of going on a cruise. 

A Stress-Free Way to Travel

With a cruise, all you need to do is get on board the ship, unpack, and then you’re ready to enjoy your holiday. No booking separate flights and hotels, sorting out transfers, arranging activities, and so on. Once the cruise sets sail, it’s all about relaxing and waving goodbye to any stressful thoughts.

There’s also the comfort of traveling to take into account. You’re not cramped into a painful airplane seat or overwhelmed by the activity of a crowded train. You move around to different places in relative luxury, from being in the comfort of your room to lazing by the pool. 

Friendships that Last After the Cruise is Over

It’s no secret that loneliness is a problem that affects the elderly. With a cruise, you have the potential to meet like-minded people and make new friends. This newfound friendship also doesn’t have to stop once the cruise ship has returned to port. With the power of the Internet, it is easy to stay in touch and organize further meetups once the holiday is over. 


Value for Money 

The time you book a cruise could ensure a magical trip with a magical cut-price deal. For example, if you search for European cruises this winter, instead of summer, it might provide cabins at a significant price reduction. If you’re fine with only a few weeks to plan a trip and go for a late deal, this will also save a few pennies. 

However, even when no discount is applied, a cruise still supplies value for money. Many cruise options are all-inclusive, which means you don’t have to pay extra for food, drink or transfers. Everything is covered — including accommodation and transportation — and there’s no need to spend extra beyond the cost of the cruise. 

The fact it is all paid for in one go is also excellent for those who struggle to budget. There’s no requirement to set money aside for restaurants or restricting yourself from certain activities at the fear of overspending.

This is a guest post by Steve Conway, a passionate traveler who explores the globe in pursuit of adventure, sun-soaked beaches, and azure waters.


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Why Cruises are the Best Option for Mature Travelers