Posted October 6th, 2012, 05:12 PM
A lot of interesting posts here! I am going 'sort of' solo on NCL Star in a couple months from NOLA. My sister and a friend will be next door, but I have my own cabin for the first time....I am looking forward to all that space...LOL
I have cruised solo, but in a quad room back on Festivale in the 80's...did not know the gals, but ended up having a great pal to go on excurisons with.
I have cruised with a friend met on a travel site, and we ended up going our separate ways nearly all the time...not as compatible as we thought we would be..but shared the cost of a balcony, so that was okay.
I have cruised with friends and family and loved the fun and laughter! But it is harder than you might think to get friends and family to go on cruises with you....there are always reasons why they can't afford it, can't get time off, can't leave their other family members, don't know what to do with their pets....yada..yada.....etc.
But this time I decided to just enjoy the room myself. We can do things together if we want, or not, she will be right next door...haha!
I am 63, divorced many years...don't mind spending time exploring by myself, or with someone else...can be happy sitting reading enjoying the ocean breezes.
I do enjoy having meals with someone though, or hanging around with someone in the evenings, to the lounges, or wherever some activity is.
I have never met a single over 50 male on a ship, I am beginning to doubt that many exist. There seem to be many more single women of all ages.
I am retired from teaching, loving my life, and try to cruise a couple times a year.
My next cruise after the Star, is NCL Epic next April 13, 2013. Booked a balcony. This will be the Eastern Caribbean...which I love!
I'm single and cruise some, usually 4-6 a year
My next roomie is 61, my last was younger than me, before that, 66, and then 2 that were in their 60's, all female
One of my previous roomies put it well about male roommates:
Handy for luggage
Less time and real estate in the bathroom
the make more noise(s)
Have a great time on the Epic, I simply must sail that sometime
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