Sara Macefield is an award-winning journalist, travel writer and Contributing Editor for Cruise International

Celebrity Constellation's Martini Bar - cruise lines for younger guests

Q. I’m in my late 30s, love music and want to go on my first cruise. Which line is most likely to attract people of a similar age?

A. You’d be best choosing one of the major US cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line or Celebrity, whose large ships have plenty of bars and nightlife. Carnival even has its Carnival Live concert nights featuring classic acts such as Boston, Heart or Lionel Richie. Alternatively, you could opt for one of the themed sea-going music festivals organised by Sixthman, which charters cruise ships for rock cruises featuring the likes of Kiss and Kid Rock. There are also Star Trek themed sailings, a Walking Dead zombie cruise and even a sailing for goths, all sure to attract younger crowds. Sara Macefield

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