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I have just been thinking about this as my DD is an adult now. She and I always do a lot together on cruises like shows etc and I was thinking if DH and I go alone what would I do. The answer I was coming to was this quote:
In order to get the right mindset, do some thinking about whether you are more of a solo cruiser or a single cruiser and check out the boards for both. My guess is that for this cruise you might find yourself to be more of a semi-solo cruiser than a single cruiser. I'm now a solo cruiser because DH doesn't cruise. When I cruised with my mother I was a semi-solo cruiser - I did a lot of activities and excursions on my own or with others from the roll call.
Which I didn't write. Also, I don't go to bars at all but the bars on the cruise ships are so nice with good atmosphere that they aren't intimidating at all. On Crown Princess DD and I loved the Jazz bar. I think most ships have a more quiet option. Also, I don't know if anyone mentioned going to trivia or bingo that could be an ice breaker.
Kim in IL
The Big Red Boat October 1984 Honeymoon
Carnival Holiday Summer 1993
Carnival Tropicale Summer 1995
Princess 10 Year Anniversary December 1998
Holland America Rotterdam Mediterranean May/June 2005
Princess Anniversary Feb. 2006
RCCL Adventure of the Seas August 2009
Ruby Princess Christmas 2011
I found the best part of my cruise was that for the most part everyone is happy! If you do a few of the ships activities - crafts, dancing, we even had oragami!, you will meet others who are either solo or perhaps travelling with others doing other things. My cousin and I ended up meeting a couple different ladies in different activities that we hung out with the whole cruise.
__________________ The early bird may get the worm BUT.... the early worm gets eatten and its the second mouse who gets the cheese!!
Sea Princess ~ Alaska ~ May 13 - 23, 2012...First Cruise Completed! It was AWESOME!! Celebrity Summit ~ Caribbean ~ Nov. 1 - 8, 2014...Yeah Man!
I went solo to Alaska in May and am going solo to the Med twice. I was really nervous about Alaska, but I set up the meet and mingle and met a lot of great people. Go to the activities that interest you and you will meet people with the same interests.
I wasn't alone on the cruise except when I wanted to be.
One guy I played cards with asked if I knew everyone on the ship because as we were walking one afternoon, 4 people said Hi to me.
Go and have a great time!!
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