The profile of today's "senior" cruiser is very different from what it was just several years ago. Mature adults are living longer, healthier lives and are far more active. When they plan a cruise, they want to curate a memorable experience that includes immersive experiential travel, cultural enrichment, unique under-the-radar offerings, soft adventure and exceptional culinary options.
They want to explore exotic new destinations or old favorites that recapture the first time they fell in love with travel. And they want to stay connected with access to reliable Wi-Fi, computers and their smartphones.
When looking for cruise lines that appeal to mature travelers, we sought out lines that cater to adults, some with inclusive pricing, and several of our choices feature activities for seniors as well as families. Our favorites also offer longer itineraries with a focus on cultural immersion, and many can accommodate, with advance notice, limited mobility issues.
If you're looking for the cruise line that checks all the boxes, see our list of the nine best cruises for seniors.