There’s no better way to spend your golden years than seeing the world. Traveling brings with it mountains of benefits. Eighty-six percent of retirees feel that traveling improves their overall mood. Traveling has also been proven to stave off several forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s and improve overall heart health. Mark Twain once wrote that travel is “fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” In short, there’s really no downside to getting out and seeing the world. And that’s before you take into account the general thrill of experiencing a new place and meeting new people. Of course, now that you’re of a certain age, you’re entitled to some degree of comfort and safety while you’re out exploring the different cultures of the world. That’s why a cruise can be a great way to travel the world without sacrificing the amenities that make traveling fun. If you want to get out and see the world in style, check out these cruise options that can be perfect for traveling seniors.
1. Norwegian Cruise Lines
Take a flight to Honolulu for a week of gorgeous scenery and unadulterated pampering on board the Pride of America. This fantastic cruise is great for first-timers and history buffs alike (as the historic USS Missouri is docked nearby). Once aboard, the Pride of America hits several famous ports in Hawaii. Best of all, those who aren’t excited about fixed meal times will love the “freestyle” element of the ship.