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Luxury cruise line that regularly has 4+ passengers in their 20s or 30s?

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23 hours ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

Sorry - I misunderstood your post.  Now we can argue which of us dislikes children on a cruise more.  IMO, the younger demographic needs to sail with their "byproduct" during the summer.  

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We first traveled Regent in our late 40's with our mid 20 year old, single adult kids. We had a ball. It was a summer 8 day cruise in the Med. No recollection of children on board (it would have been a negative for us if many) but there were several multi generational families with 20 year olds. Our kids had a ball and feel we have spoilt them for life. My children actually had 2 sets of quite elderly great grands alive at the time and very comfortable interacting with all ages. The did hang out with the entertainment crowd also. Regent a wonderful lux experience. We love the resort casual nature of the cruise line as did our 20 somethings.

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Younger people in their twenties cannot generally afford luxury cruise lines. The age demographic of most ultra luxury lines hover at a median age of 60+. If age of other cruisers is important to you but you're still craving luxury, try an upper level suite on a 7-day or shorter Caribbean cruise in the Haven on NCL or in an suite on Celebrity. You'll have a much better all-inclusive experience with a butler, but a higher probability of the opportunity to engage with people your own age.

 

This article has some interesting statistics regarding age demographics for cruise lines.

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On 7/15/2020 at 12:40 PM, misterkevin said:

a 7-day or shorter Caribbean cruise

 

misterkevin is correct. The length of the cruise is an important factor for young professionals. Not many Americans have the luxury of long vacations like Europeans. 

 

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 8:57 AM, English Voyager said:

On the subject of children on the Europa 2, the following video bears repeating once again:

 

 

From H-L Cruises website:

 

During supervision hours, our youngest guests can look forward to lots of fantastic games, sports and creative programmes. On board the EUROPA 2, for example, we offer musical workshops, group cookery courses or even fencing lessons.  

The menus are designed with children in mind; after an eventful day, children eat together with our childcare specialists.

On our luxury ships, MS EUROPA and MS EUROPA 2, even your children will not miss out.

If we have four or more children on board, two childcare specialists will join the cruise and organise a varied programme of activities. Childcare is offered for children aged two years and older on MS EUROPA 2 and four years and older on MS EUROPA.

 

That does not make it any more appealing!

 

LHT28 - most of us have children (and grandchildren) that we love very much.  However, we would not take them on a luxury cruise line.  Firstly, we have "been there - done that" in terms of doing things for our children during most of our adult lives.  Now it is our time.  Teachers also love children but many also enjoy getting away without having uncontrolled children kicking the back of your seat on an airplane, running up and down hallways or crawling under tables at dinner on a cruise ship (we have seen these behaviors).  

 

Before someone responds with "adults an be unruly as well", that is true.  However, an unruly adult can be spoken to and if they do not comply can be asked to return to their suite.  If you try to explain to a parent that their child is being disruptive, you risk the parents going ballistic (which explains the behavior of their children).  

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41 minutes ago, Travelcat2 said:

LHT28 - most of us have children (and grandchildren) that we love very much.  However, we would not take them on a luxury cruise line. 

I do not have a problem with well behaved children  

If the cruise line allows them  it is not my place  to dictate to people  whether they should take theirs  or not

 

If I had any I might take  them on a cruise 🙄

 

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5 hours ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

That does not make it any more appealing!

 

 Teachers also love children but many also enjoy getting away without having uncontrolled children kicking the back of your seat on an airplane, running up and down hallways or crawling under tables at dinner on a cruise ship (we have seen these behaviors).  

You take the trouble to repeat my post, and then proceed to make observations that don't apply to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

As it clearly states in my post:

'If we have four or more children on board, two childcare specialists will join the cruise and organise a varied programme of activities. '

 

And:

'after an eventful day, children eat together with our childcare specialists.'

 

Even at lunchtime, on the Europa 2, I have observed a group of supervised children being taken to the back of the self service restaurant to eat their meal.

 

I don't know the basis for it, but you have a history of negativity towards Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

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English Voyager - I apologize for quoting the wrong post.  I meant to quote LHT28.

 

In terms of my perceived negativity towards Hapag-Lloyd cruises, I simply feel that it is not for us and have stated the reasons why.  I have also stated that it looks like a lovely cruise line and is definitely luxury.  

 

 

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I never had a problem with children on the Europa sisters  -  ok the first day they usually find the elevators very pleasant 😄

on Crystal however several times children of obviously wealthy parents were very rude to the waiters and once a few did curse the guys in the ice cream bar very heavily   - during holidays Crystal does have supervision for children as well. 

and once on Seabourn 2 kids were diving  in the pool every time guests were passing by - just to make their clothes wet ...parents did not say anything  

 

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