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I took a quick look and you've already done a clever thing and joined your roll call. I just about always travel solo and have met and been able to arrange shorex with other pax who were friendly and did not mind a solo tagging along.
I enjoy traveling solo - more room in the cabin, my own bedtime and company as I wish.
I always research the port to see how safe I would feel going walkabout on my own too.
Try things you wouldn't normally. I ate lunch in the dining room alone. Lunch started out awkward as I was seated with a couple on one end of the table and we weren't saying much at first. We eventually had a great conversation and spent the next couple (of rainy day) hours on the same trivia team. My solo table mates were great since we all seemed to end up at the same part of the pool by the afternoon.
Don't forget that you'll never see any of these people again!! So participate in everything you can. I even got up on stage with two other contestants for a game.
2014 Independence of the Seas
2013 Norwegian Epic
2012 Allure of the Seas
2011 Carnival Glory
2009 Carnival Paradise
2008 Carnival Pride
Something I've also done is link my reservation with that of some others on the roll call so we can be at the same table at dinner. The invitation went out from one couple to anyone interested, and so far there are five of us total and may be more by November.
"My heart's in the highlands...
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
Relax, enjoy, and no worries!
Take pleasure when watching a couple argue about where to go/do next
Be thankful when your not reprimanding the kids
Outwardly giggle and delight when one spouse/travel partner embarrasses the other
NCL Dawn 10/06
Carnival Triumph 8/05
RCCL Enchantment 2/04
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting #$(@&*$ What a ride!
Relax, meet new friends and enjoy! You'll have the time of your life..
1/8/15 Eurodam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
11/8/14 Breeze (Feelin' the Breeze Part 2)
1/12/14 Eurodam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
10/10/13 Victory B2B (Victory is Mine)
1/13/13 Westerdam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
11/24/12 Breeze (Feelin' the Breeze)
1/15/12 Westerdam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
12/4/11 Miracle (x-mas on the beach)
1/16/11 Noordam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
11/08 Westerdam (Dave Koz & Friends)
2008 Caribbean Princess
2002 Costa Cruise Line