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Old Yesterday, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Even with activities all day long, and a Las Vegas-type show every night? And all the food...

Probably what you and other millennials would hate is no internet for 2 weeks. Unless you pay an exorbitant fee like $30 for 15 min. for spotty reception. I've never seen so many people with a book, LOL.

If nothing else, it is a civilized, totally relaxing way to cross the Atlantic, as opposed to flying!
I don't mind something like that in small doses. I went to a hole in the wall bar when I was in Maine last month, talked to the locals, and had a full English breakfast on a rainy evening for $12. That was one of the best meals of the trip. I'd much rather walk the streets and talk to locals than take in some elaborate show.

I had fresh off the boat lobster and clams several times. If I'm going to spend some money on food, I'd much rather have that than a buffet or something.

I would like to go on some themed cruises. There's a heavy metal cruise I'd love to go on.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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As others pointed out it seems to depend on the cruise type.

One that stands out is Viking River Cruises, we've seen their tour groups shuffling past in a few locations around the world and I'd be surprised if any of them were under age 70. I've no idea what specifically about that cruise line draws in the older crowd but it's definitely something.

LOL, I think all of my uncles took one of those Viking River cruises around age 70. They LOVED them! Rite of passage I guess. From their marketing and prices, it's clear who the customers are for those. People who want to be pampered, sit around and sip drinks most of the day, stop around mid-day and walk around a town, leisurely



There are European river cruise companies that undercut Viking's prices by about 40% and it's on their website that their boats have playrooms for kids, etc.. so the younger people may be going that route. They used older ships, remodeled.



I suspect the Alaska cruises offer a lot of stops where you can do things like kayak with the whales, do some rock climbing at a call port, etc... so they attract more young people.
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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LOL, I think all of my uncles took one of those Viking River cruises around age 70. They LOVED them! Rite of passage I guess. From their marketing and prices, it's clear who the customers are for those. People who want to be pampered, sit around and sip drinks most of the day, stop around mid-day and walk around a town, leisurely
I'm 28 but gotta say that sounds pretty appealing haha.
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...-soars-to-228m


"Authentic" travel companies like the Intrepid Group are doing quite well. They expect to hit $1 Billion in revenue by 2025.


G Adventures also doing record sales: https://www.adventuretravelnews.com/...des-in-the-usa
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Old Today, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Cruises just seem like travel for people who don't really want to travel to me.
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Old Today, 12:44 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Cruises just seem like travel for people who don't really want to travel to me.
They are traveling by just about any definition. On a boat? Check. Moving from place to place? Check. I'm not sure how anyone would think they don't really want to be doing what they are doing.

Not my style, but they often visit more places in two weeks than we do in two months of travel.
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