Enter the Baby Boomer-specialized cruises for adults, jazz cruises.
Designed for music-lovers, jazz cruises run four or five to seven days and mostly take in stops around Florida and the Caribbean.
For example, the 2012 Smooth Jazz Cruise features sax great David Sanborn as host, with the likes of Marcus Miller and Kim Waters.
Special guest will be Smokey Robinson.
In fact, dozens of jazz legends and Grammy-award winners are part of the entertainment package on jazz cruises.
Music-based cruises, especially jazz, are aimed at the traveler who not only loves music, but wants the relaxation of a cruise with other like-minded souls, and an mature adult atmosphere, a genuine getaway from the everyday.
The benefits of a soothing cruise and port visits coupled with great music make for a perfect escape.
Other cruise companies stage themed music cruises, not just jazz, and target middle-aged adults.
These include classical and string quarter, "malt-shop" memory (think The Beach Boys and 1960s bands), and even new age.
Music is the catalyst and the bonus to a beautiful holiday.
The industry leader is Jazz Cruises.
This tour company arranges some of the best jazz musicians in the world to entertain guests on the luxury Holland America M/S Westerdam.
Cruises run over the New Year, often with lavish parties, and through the winter months.
So popular have these become that they sell out very quickly.
Prices vary, of course, depending upon the type of cabin and number of people.