Cruise ships are stepping up their game.
<p>The average age of cruisers is dropping every year. “Gen-exers are actually cruising now [these are people in their 30s and 40s, compared to those in their 60s who used to dominate this mode of travel],” says Ana Villaca, a Virtuoso advisor who specializes in cruising. To cater to them, cruises are offering more experiences for younger folks. Norwegian, for example, boasts <a href="https://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/cruise-accommodations/the-haven" target="_blank">The Haven</a>, an exclusive luxury section on board, as well as edgier programming, like <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2014/04/quentin-tarantino-for-the-record" target="_blank">For The Record</a>, an immersive theater experience. Ama Waterways, a high-end river cruise company, offers an iMac in every cabin and free 4G wifi. (This is a big deal because internet connections are notoriously slow and expensive on cruise ships, no matter the company.) Other cruises are offering more adventurous activities, like biking and rafting, than ever before along with access to hard-to-reach destinations such as authentic villages or waterfalls. </p>