Posted December 21st, 2012, 09:40 AM
Last edited by maxandmolly; December 21st, 2012 at 09:41 AM Reason: Typos!
Feb 2,2013, on the NOS leaving out of New Orleans...I'm nervous and excited all at the same time...
wish me luck!
I've only sailed Carnival so I can't speak to RCI but I had a FABOUS time sailing solo. I didn't feel like anyone looked at me funny after the first day-which was pretty comical, more than anything else. Explaining to my steward be didn't have to make up the second bed took a moment, until he got around to asking how many in the cabin and I said ONE. Then it was fine. The MDR waiter took a bit longer, I was almost ready to complain. But I think I was still nervous about it and not being clear or loud enough for the slight language barrier. Once my very kind table mate said very clearly, She's dining for one, he got it and no more was said. It sounds bad but it made for a very funny ice breaker conversation at that first dinner.
Otherwise it was fantastic to wander around, lazily doing what I felt like doing or not doing. You can have a go go go cruise or a lazy by the hot tub cruise-my personal choice this time around.
Don't be nervous, it was surprisingly easy, even for an introvert by nature like me, to end talking to people and having a great time. You won't want to share a cabin again!
Solo cruiser/over worked social worker
Carnival Ecstasy-10/26/13 - Bahamas again!
Carnival Fascination-11/24/12 - Key West and Nassau
Carnival Fascination-10/10 - Half Moon Cay and Nassau