Last Updated on October 23, 2023 by admin
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After years of lockdowns and restrictions, Australian seniors are ready to explore the world again even though many remain wary of COVID-related safety threats. According to research, 93% won’t hesitate to spend some of their children’s inheritance on travel and holidays. Cruise adventures for seniors, in particular, attracts the interest of Aussie seniors. More than one-third (36%) have been on a cruise and would go again. Of those considering taking a cruise, 90% said they consider it to be one of the most social forms of travel.
So, if you’re a senior looking for the right cruise, what are some of the top destinations and packages out there? Consider this list of the ultimate five cruises for seniors.
#5 A Fijian Adventure
P&O offers an 8 night cruise through the pacific islands for $1,249 per person, twin share.
If you haven’t yet explored Fiji, a Fijian cruise adventure will open up a new world of discovery in this corner of paradise. Explore the Municipal Market in Suva, where stores overflow with spices and brightly coloured Indian sweets. Join a Sawani Village Shore Tour and witness a village Chief in a customary preparation of kava, Fiji’s traditional national drink.
You’ll want to make some time for Dravuni Island, an idyllic castaway that’s free of cars and home to fewer than 200 residents. Port Denarau is your entry point to the famous Mamanuca and Yasawa chains, and it’s a destination in itself, with charter tours, luxurious resorts, and cultural performances. Explore its natural thermal mud pools and experience the magic of the local masseurs for an afternoon of relaxation. You could also challenge the locals to a friendly volleyball game, their favourite sport, for a relaxing and fun workout.
#4 Ciao Italia
How about spending your cruise adventure soaking up the Mediterranean climate in Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro? Celebrity Cruises offers an 8 day adventure through Italy, Croatia & Montenegro for 2,975 per person, twin share.
You’ll be sailing to fortified towns and villages along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast towards Croatia with this Celebrity cruise. Experience the magnificence of the Balkans and witness its beautiful forested shorelines and pristine beaches, a true feast for the eyes. Be thrilled as you uncover Croatia’s wonderful architecture and centuries of history and culture.
Unwind with a coffee beside its Venetian-era palaces, and learn about the heritage of the islands scattered along Croatia’s coastline. Take it slow as you experience the marvellous food, culture, and Mediterranean lifestyle on this luxurious cruise with Celebrity.
#3 An Asian Escape
Explore an Asian Europe with a tour along Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Royal Caribbean offers a taste of Southeast Asia visiting Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand on a 7 night spice cruise for $1,243 per person, twin share.
Take in the beautiful rural rice fields covered in mist and experience its cosmopolitan cities awash in neon lights with this cruise to some of Southeast Asia’s most enchanting locales. The combination of eclectic, energetic cities; striking traditional architecture; and exotic landscapes will delight your senses and inspire you to make amazing discoveries.
Encounter the tropical heaven of Thailand, where you can snorkel in the Phi Phi Islands. Zipline through the rainforest in Chiang Mai and see the Temple of Heaven in Beijing before you scale the Great Wall of China.
#2 Dinky-di Downunder
What about a cruise to explore your own backyard? Australia is a huge country and the Northern Territory offers breathtaking landscapes and wildlife encounters nowhere to be found elsewhere. Enjoy a 9 night adventure along the pristine Kimberly coastline with P&O’s Pacific Explorer for $1,499 per person, twin share.
This tour gives you a chance to explore the natural untouched beauty of the stunning Kimberley Coast. You’ll discover a land of contrasts and vibrant colours, sandstone folds of cliffs, canyons and sweeping, untouched plateaus that are remote, rugged, and largely unpopulated.
With a diverse mix of scenic cruising and port calls, we know you’ll fall in love with the landscape and the attractions that this iconic area offers.
#1 Bonjour Bordeaux
Ready to experience the delights of Southwestern France? Sample the best wine in the world and indulge in French luxury with an 11 day cruise with Scenic Cruises from $6,545 per person, twin share.
You’ll have the opportunity to savour the world’s finest wines in one of the most quietly beautiful destinations in the world, where you can unwind in quiet sensual pleasure and where the civilised and the natural coexist in easy harmony. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll be free to engage in your favourite pastime, enjoying winemaking that has been refined to an art.
You’ll probably find the reality of Bordeaux is just as romantic as the impression many have of it. This port city offers singularly beautiful landscapes and delectable fare prepared with the characteristic finesse of the French.
In addition, you’ll experience its wealth of historical riches, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Visit Grand Cru Classé wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.
Disclaimer: Pricing and availability accurate as 13/10/2022, prices subject to change please contact each individual cruise provider for booking and detailed information.
Your cruise adventure could be an idyllic Fijian tropic adventure or a historical and cultural discovery along the Mediterranean. You might decide on an Asian escape with a unique mix of the modern and traditional. Alternatively, how about an outback adventure in your own backyard in the Northern Territory or in the quietly beautiful Bordeaux? The best cruise adventures for seniors offer a diverse range of experiences, so take time to consider what you’re looking for. Who knows, you might end up deciding to do all of these incredible cruises.