Seniors walk off the cruise ship into a picture postcard - into the pristine wilderness of Alaska, a great European city, or a Mediterreanean island.
Cruise lines are aware that many mature-aged people often fear for their security and are put off travel because of health concerns. Cruises are a great retirement pastime and you may choose to take a special seniors cruise organised by seniors groups or travel agencies. Explore the world with confidence knowing the ship awaits you at the end of the day.
Savour the comforts of home as you meander through Europe on a river cruise taking in the charms of each destination and put your feet up at the end of the day instead of rushing to pack your bags to catch a flight or a bus. Cruise ships are the perfect way to see the world for seniors because it takes all the uncertainty out of travel. Slumber peacefully and wake to a new country with no visa problems, not even in Russia.
Linger over morning coffee on the Queen Mary and watch dawn break over New York - these "senior" moments come with bragging rights.
Surrender to retirement on Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship Norwegian Epic, or Crystal Cruise's Crystal Serenity. The world's most luxurious cruise liners are at your beck and call - but they don't forsake you if you jump ship in port for the train to Macchu Picchu to celebrate your wedding anniversary aboard a catamaran on Lake Titicaca.
So indulge in the fruits of Italy's vineyards in a little Umbrian cottage. Or just cosy up in bed with room service and watch the Alaskan glaciers crack and calf. Perhaps lunch on the Zambesi on the edge of Victoria Falls?
Many cruise ships are equipped to suit various needs and cater for special needs providing cabins with disabled facilities, for maximum comfort and ease. Though some shore trips are unable to cater for wheelchairs. And if budget is an issue, comfort, happiness and magic are not.
Mid-sized ships like the Princess Cruises Sun Princess, P&O Cruises Pacific Sun sail to various destinations in Australia and the South Pacific. But the Coral Princess Cruises' Oceanic Discover caters for more intrepid sailors who want to experience the Kimberleys, or New Zealand close-up.
Viking River Cruises, APT and Scenic Tours offer popular packages for river cruising through Europe while premium luxury small-ship lines such asSea Cloud Cruises, Silversea Cruises and Yachts of Seabourn take you to the same ports via a few less travelled routes.
Norwegian Cruise Line's new mega-ship, The Norwegian Epic, sails out of Miami, and is the only ship with purpose-built singles studio lofts for people who want to travel alone. It also features the "secret paradise" of deluxe suites with all-private access for couples.
There’s always the delights of close-to-home. Visit Adelaide and cruise down the Murray River – stopping along the famous wine & food trail.
P&O have cruise samplers occasionally that sail three days out of Australia for a quick promenade around the South Pacific or Australian coastline.
Cruiseabout can source the best deals for senior cruisers, so why not enquire today?