- Cruises are a popular form of travel for seniors because they are easy, affordable, and offer good value for cost. However, they can get a little pricey, especially with the “add-ons.”
- To help avoid going over budget, we’ve compiled a list of the safest and most cost-friendly cruises for seniors in 2022.
- We’ve got options for those who are looking to head north to Alaska, across the pond to Europe, and even all the way down to the Caribbean. There’s lots to explore!
Cruises are a popular vacation option for seniors, but for some, the cost exceeds their budgeted vacation fund. According to Cruisehive, the average cost of a Cruise in the U.S. is more than $200 per day and with most cruises lasting one week, the average couple pays $2,800 for their cruise, not including transportation to their departure port or other travel-related expenses. And in some cases, cruises exclusively offer activities that aren’t senior-friendly, making the experience less than fun for older guests.
Thankfully, there are plenty of safe, affordable cruises for seniors. Here are five of the best.
Norwegian Cruise Lines Viking Cruise – Alaska Ketchikan & Victoria
Cost: Starting at $63 USD per person/night
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ five-day cruise from Alaska to Seattle leaves land in Seattle Washington and makes its way up to Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska. Seniors on this cruise can choose from an inside, oceanview or balcony room, or a full luxury suite.
While on board, cruise guests are treated to free specialty dining, free excursions and a free open bar. Seniors hoping to bring along additional family members can take advantage of Norwegian Cruises Lines’ free extra guest policy, which allows them to bring along a third and fourth guest for free, and those looking to save costs will be pleased to know that Norwegian provides free airfare for the second guest.
The ship features more than 15 dining options, including Mexican, Italian, French and casual on-the-go options. There’s also a multitude of bars and lounges, as well as various entertainment options daily.