22 May 2014
Travelling may be a breeze for most people but it does raise several concerns when you have come to that interesting age called “senior.” It does not mean you cannot enjoy travelling at this stage of life; in fact, this is probably one time when you will enjoy travelling that is for sheer pleasure. Travelling during your younger years meant a business conference or a package holiday.
At this point, however, when you have retired from the rat race, you can enjoy travelling like never before. You can do so by organizing your planned cruise ahead of time to avoid unnecessary untoward incidents. Whether you admit it or not, there are some concerns that pertain almost exclusively to seniors. Here are some of those concerns:
You may also be interested in Essential tips for Seniors Travelling in the UK.
Senior cruise activities and events are announced daily in newsletters distributed in several languages by the cruise ship company. Some of these include films, shows or “mini” concerts, buffet meals, entertainment by artists, shore excursions and shopping, dancing, and games on board. The frequency of your participation in these activities and events will depend largely on your interests or health. Inform the cruise ship director or manager of any special requirements you may need for your diet or medical needs that should be attended to while you are on board.
For seniors with health conditions, remember that cruise trips are different from land travel, and if you are travelling alone, you may require a companion when you travel if you do not have full mobility or use a wheelchair (which should be foldable). However exciting the festivities turn out on board the cruise ship, bear in mind that there are emergency possibilities of a fire. Always have your senior citizen travel insurance policy, valuables, and other important documents at the ready if the situation calls for evacuation.