Verna, have you gotten active on the roll call for your TA? I'm on my second TA on the Navigator OTS next November from Barcelona to New Orleans. I've found that by being on the roll call I get to know some people, arrange to go on private tours with them and even (this time at least) arranged to sit at the same table at dinner with a few.
This way I get to enjoy my solitude but also know a few people who are also on the cruise.
And sea days! I love them.
December 2013 RCCL Freedom of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean, March 2013, Hurtigruten Polarlys Norwegian Coastal Voyage; November 2012, RCCL Brilliance of the Seas - Repositioning from NJ to San Juan;
May 2011, Carnival Fantasy – Bahamas; January 2011, Celebrity Eclipse – Eastern Caribbean; August 2008, RCCL Radiance of the Seas – Alaska; April 2008, Louis Cruise Lines’ Cristal – Eastern Mediterranean;
January 2008 – HAL’s Westerdam – Southern Caribbean; October 2007, Celebrity Galaxy – Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea; November 2006, RCCL Brilliance of the Seas – Transatlantic;
August 2006, Norwegian Dawn – Bermuda and Bahamas; November 2005, Norwegian Majesty – Western Caribbean;
February 1998, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ Fantome (RIP) – Eastern Caribbean Solar Eclipse Cruise; January 1995, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ Flying Cloud – British Virgin Islands
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain