When you embark on a world cruise, you’ll find that a true sense of community develops on board. After all, you and your fellow passengers will be together for 100 days or more, sharing all kinds of new experiences on an incredible journey.
So, you may wonder what your fellow passengers will be like. Is there a typical world cruise passenger, can you really pinpoint world cruise passenger statistics?
The answer is yes, and no. World cruise passengers definitely have some things in common: They have the time, the resources and the enthusiasm to see the world via cruise ship.
[su_quote]That used to mean that world cruises were the nearly exclusive domain of older, retired, well-to-do travelers. But, that’s changing.[/su_quote]
Today, you’ll still find plenty of carefree retirees on any world cruise, but there’s also an uptick in younger passengers. They might be professionals taking a sabbatical from work; taking a break to travel before they start a new job; or bringing their work with them and relying on the ship’s internet access to keep in touch with their colleagues. You’ll even come across some family groups with children, who surely get a wonderful education on a world cruise.
World cruise passengers are becoming more diverse in other ways, too.
World cruisers are often repeat customers, but we’re seeing more first-time world cruisers, too. Some are well-traveled and looking for a new experience; others are taking a look at the wider world to find places they want to explore in greater depth.
A sense of adventure
The reasons for taking a world cruise are as individual as the passengers, but you can assume that everyone on board has a sense of adventure. A world cruise sails to multiple continents, dozens of countries and twice as many ports. Some people take world cruises specifically because they go to exotic or emerging ports that might be difficult to see on their own, such as the Galapagos Islands, remote islands in the South Pacific, the Middle East, or St. Petersburg, Russia.Plus, world cruise passengers simply love cruising. Most have cruised before, often quite extensively. They know that cruising is a fabulous way to travel: the ship has everything you need, and takes you from one beautiful port to another in superior comfort and style.
A social, relaxed group
In general, it’s fair to say that world cruise passengers are socially adept and enjoy getting to know new people as they explore new places. Some passengers form lasting friendships; some plan to reunite on future cruises. In fact, some groups plan to sail on the same ship again due to the warm friendships they form not only with each other, but with the crew.
If you’re at all concerned about getting bored while sailing with the same group of people for three months, be assured that segments of many world cruises are also available as stand-alone itineraries. So, at several major ports along the way, some people will leave the ship and some will come on board, refreshing the mix of passengers.
Because any world cruise involves a number of days at sea, passengers are also typically comfortable simply relaxing on board the ship. They enjoy having the time to gaze at a beautiful expanse of ocean, socialize, read and write, get a spa treatment, attend lectures, play deck games and get acquainted with other features of the ship.
Want to know more?
If you think a world cruise is right for you, your Cruise Specialists expert can give you more insights; a world cruise is a significant investment of your time and money, so it’s good to get expert guidance and to know what to expect from the itinerary, the ship and your fellow passengers.