Posted September 25th, 2013, 08:58 AM
Cruising solo is like walking a tightrope without a safety net. If you're with people you know, you have a safety net. You're not all alone trying to fend for yourself.
Interesting analogy, but I don't really agree. I guess because 90% of my traveling is done solo (both land trips and cruising), so I don't consider it a dangerous challenge like walking a tightrope, and I never thought about having to fend for myself while vacationing solo any more than I "fend for myself" by living solo at home.
If anything, I'd say cruising IS the safety net for solo travelers.....pre-selected dining, with dining partners (if you'd like, no need to find a place to eat and eat alone), organized activities to take part in (if you like, no need to miss out on things because you're alone), organized transportation to pre-selected locations (no need to manage transport schedules or figure out the best or cheapest way to get from here to there - that is, after you decide where you want "there" to be).
Cruising solo is a great way for someone who hasn't traveled solo before to experience it, and a great way for solo people who don't like to do a lot of planning to travel, because so many things are already laid out for you.....you don't need to partake of all (or any) of the offerings, but they're available if you want.