(Closed) Really want to do this California cruise, but worried about age

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are these promotional pictures from the cruiseline or are they personal pictures?

Post # 6
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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!!

Heres the sites:




Post # 8
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 11
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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.


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