How Cruise Vacations Can Be Ideal For Senior Veterans And Their Loved Ones 


Retired and active military staff enjoy discounts of up to 10% on all sailings in MSC Cruise Lines and $250 onboarding credit on Princess Cruise ships, according to Cruise Critic. Cruise holidays are ideal for everyone, including senior veterans. The mode of transportation alone is adventurous, and there are plenty of family-oriented activities to partake. For seniors interested in some alone time, they can lounge on the deck or have fun playing slots. Almost all cruise lines have well-equipped facilities, including casinos, so you don’t have to sail in the most luxurious casino cruises to gamble. Below are more reasons why going on a cruise vacation is ideal for senior veterans and their families.

Cruise Vacations Offers Great Value 

The cost of cruise vacations is affordable because the fare charged covers all travel expenses, including accommodation, onboard meals, and transportation. Besides, most cruise companies offer incredible discounts to senior veterans and their families. Some ships offer seniors as much as $100 off on pre-booked sailings, and others allow kids to sail free of charge. You can also enjoy high discounts on shared cabins, meals, and entertainment.

Cruise Ships Are Family Friendly

If you’re planning a family vacation that allows multiple generations to spend quality time together, then a cruising holiday should top your list. Cruise ships come complete with facilities that let people of all ages have fun together. There are also amenities designed based on age groups so individuals can enjoy their alone time engaging in thrilling activities or meeting new people. For example, teenagers can hang out in cool places far away from adult pools, bars, and kids’ play areas. Parents can take advantage of kids’ clubs that offer late-night hours entertainment to spend a couple of hours alone in a romantic dinner.  

Safe Excursions For Everyone

In addition to enjoying onboard activities, sailing allows you to engage in different adventurous excursions ashore. While there’s nothing quite exciting like going scuba diving, surfing, and snorkeling, seniors will likely choose less strenuous activities. The good news is that most ports of calls offer excursions that require less walking and standing. Depending on where your ship will dock, seniors can enjoy an island tour, a day at the beach, or a boating expedition. Since young children love playing in and around water, they can go swimming, snorkeling, or water skiing. Whatever activities your family members decide to engage in, enhance water safety. Prioritize close supervision and use of life jackets to reduce the risks of accidental drowning.

Wide Range Of Activities 

When it comes to fun, cruise ships offer many activities that tempt you to keep going. However, most seniors can’t engage in thrilling activities like rock climbing, ice skating, go-karting on deck, and speedy zip lines. Fortunately, cruising allows groups to split for everyone to do what they love. Veterans can decide to go gambling in casinos, try painting and pottery, or sit on deck interacting with other retirees.  

Going on a cruise holiday with senior veterans and children is an excellent idea. Ships make it easy to reach exciting destinations while you have unlimited fun onboard. With proper planning, cruising with seniors and young family members can be one of the most memorable vacations you ever have.

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