Post # 1
Darling Husband and I want to take a delayed honeymoon. We had a hard time choosing where to go in California until a TA suggested a California cruise. We were so pumped after reading the ports. I began googling reviews of this cruise and all the pictures appear to be a much much older crowd of 55+. Darling Husband and I are mid-twenties and althouh we’re not going to make friends on the cruise, it’d be nice not to be the only ones under 55. Part of me is saying just go on it and enjoy the excursions that appeal to us. Has anyone been on this particular cruise or Princess in general?
LA, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Catalina Island, San Diego & Ensenada
Post # 3
My Fiance and I went on a cruise to Alaska recently, and everyone told us it would be all retirees. It wasn’t, AT ALL. A really even mix of people. I say go for it.
Post # 4
Are these promotional pictures from the cruiseline or are they personal pictures?
Post # 5
@Nurse_Bee: they were reviews from cruisecritic, so a message board of travelers
Post # 6
Don’t worry about it! It’s your honeymoon, you guys are just going to be spending time with each other anyway!
For our honeymoon, we went to a Caribbean island that pretty much all the tourists were retirees. The only people we ran into who looked like they were under 50 were all honeymooners too! It was cute, everyone on the island knew we were honeymooners without asking.
Post # 7
Might be strange but who knows.. you may make friends! We have alot of friends who are older!!
We are taking our honeymoon in Napa Valley, California at the Meritage Resort and Spa for 2 nights and then at the Churchill Manor for 3 nights. Both have great romance packages for couples and it is a beautiful place. It is amazing to visit the wineries! And they have a wine train which we signed up for and are looking forward to.
The Meritage has amazing deals and you can get great packages there for not too much money. Churchill manor is a little more expensive but you can get a 6 hour private limo ride to wineries in the area with picnic lunch. Both places are amazing thats why we are staying at both. The Meritage has a huge pool and their own vineyard.
If you book the Meritage, you could possible get a vacation for 5 nights for around 250$ a night plus flight tickets. And they have good packages that include dinners. You could plan your honeymoon out there from anywhere from 2000-4000 which is great for honeymoon prices. And if you live in the US, then you dont have to worry about Passports!!
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Post # 8
Cruises are all ages. Yes there will be 55+ but there will be people in your age range also! Don’t let that turn you off. I would go for it.
That actually sounds like fun! Thanks for the honeymoon idea!
Post # 9
As you’re reading those reviews, keep in mind that almost all cruises tend to attract a larger number of retirees when compared to other vacation activities, and unless you pick a cruise specifically marketed to younger couples, you’ll see quite a few older folks on your cruise. Any cruise.
Post # 10
@fishbone: Yeah, I understand that a fair share of all cruises are older. If we were looking into Carribean cruises I’d expect younger, just worried about this location not attracting a younger crowd. I think it should- the itinerary is great!
Post # 11
I think you also need to remember that CruiseCritic likely has more older members. They are the ones who have the time to be on the forums and posting pics., so they are likely to post pics of the people they travel with-who are also likely to be older.
Post # 12
@peachykd: Really depends what kind of people you are. A trip like that appeals to me because I am not the party type, and neither is my bf. We keep to ourselves and go to bed pretty early.. so we couldn’t really care less who else would be on the boat w. us.