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#2
Church Point AKA Cajun Country
10,757 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by Walking on clouds
Hi. Am cruising by myself for the first time
Am a little nervous. I have cruised many
Times before but always with someone
Am going nov 3 on the Breakawy
Anyone else?
Welcome to Cruise Critic. The more time you send at the Cruise Critic the easier it will be to maneuver this website. To meet people on your cruise you want to visit the Roll Call Section. Find your cruise line, then your ship and then the date you are sailing and just jump in and introduce yourself. Here is the link for your sailing - http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1602970
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#4
california
105 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Hi Solo Traveler!
Enjoy the freedom and the flexibility!
Cruises are wonderful for Solo travel as you have options to be with others, or not.
The Cruise Critic Members are always a fun group.

I have always met other people on the ship and shared excursions or Tea Time or when hanging out listening to music you seem to meet people.

Enjoy and join your Roll Call for your Cruise.

Life's to Short to not enjoy each day!

Jeanette
#5
Canada
1 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
I've only been on 1 cruise so far, Vancouver-Alaska-Vancouver with Celebrity in May 2012.
I never felt uncomfortable and I met very nice people.
Although not a cruise, I spent 4 days at Ayers Rock Resort last summer. No problem for me travelling alone.
#6
Orillia/Ontario
738 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Glad to see you are adventurus enough to travel alone. Try a week or less to start - then you will be hooked!
I have travelled alone for 10yrs. Love it - yes, it does get a little lonely at times, but only if I do not make the effort to get out there and meet people!!
Join - look at the cruise compass (sample are often in this venue) and find out what interests you that day and go and do it.
Make arrangements to do some tours that interest you, you will also meet others that you will enjoy the tour with.
On my last cc meet and mingle, we met in Hong Kong for a drink and then dinner before the cruise!
Have kept in touch over the yrs with other travellers.
Age is not a barrier to travelling - lots of others 55& over on any ship I have been on.
If you see a person of interest sitting alone at breakfast/lunch ask if you can join them.
Go to the singles events!!
Have a ball!
#7
Monrovia CA
679 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I'm now at the magic 55 number and have cruised solo 6 times now. My first was Alaska and the longest was a repositioning South America to California. I too was a little concerned the first time, would I be the odd man out would I get lonely and so on.

What I have found is that I have a great time. I have met some pretty fantastic people and some I even keep in touch with to this day.

I hope you have a similar experience and just relax and let each day happen....
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#9
NEW JERSEY
45 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
Originally posted by Walking on clouds
Hi. Am cruising by myself for the first time
Am a little nervous. I have cruised many
Times before but always with someone
Am going nov 3 on the Breakawy
Anyone else?
Hello Fellow New Jersey Resident -

Though I am not going to be on your cruise - I will also be cruising solo on Nov. 10 - HA - Eurodam. Only my second cruise - last time with a relative. I am looking forward to doing what I want - when I want! Love the sun - so I can be happy just sitting, reading, & people watching. Hope you have a great time on the Breakway.
#10
New York's Capital District
426 Posts
Joined Nov 2013
Originally posted by Walking on clouds
Hi. Am cruising by myself for the first time
Am a little nervous. I have cruised many
Times before but always with someone
Am going nov 3 on the Breakawy
Anyone else?
Hi there, Walking On Clouds, I see you posted that you were going to be cruising by yourself for the first time and were nervous. By now you've taken your cruise on the NCL Breakaway and your fears are behind you. Let us know how it went. I'm going on the Carnival Splendor January 4, 2014, which will be my first cruise since my divorce. My daughter and her friend will be with me but I doubt two 18 year olds will want to hang with this "old" woman so I'll virtually be alone. No fears, though.
#11
6,362 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Originally posted by Walking on clouds
Hi. Am cruising by myself for the first time
Am a little nervous. I have cruised many
Times before but always with someone
Am going nov 3 on the Breakawy
Anyone else?
Welcome to Cruise Critic!

Go to the roll call forum then find your ship and sailing date. You will find others who will be with you on the cruise.
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#12
Ohio
1 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
I hope your cruise was very nice. I am curious as well. I am treating myself to a cruise on the Norwegian Sky on January 17th. I decided to treat myself to a cruise for my 55th birthday but had no one that could go as well. This is my first cruise so I am a little leary.

If you can let me know how it went. Also, if there is anyone else that will be going on this ship, please let me know.
#13
Cape Cod
100 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by mizwcw
I hope your cruise was very nice. I am curious as well. I am treating myself to a cruise on the Norwegian Sky on January 17th. . . . This is my first cruise so I am a little leary. . . . Also, if there is anyone else that will be going on this ship, please let me know.
You may want to post in the SOLO cruisers roll call (under special interest cruising).

I'll be going on my 4th solo cruise in April. It's better than staying home and feeling frustrated 'cause your friends/family can't go for one reason or another. I've never regretted going solo.
#14
Arkansas
18 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Can I just go on a cruise alone after booking and paying for two passengers, if the person I paid to go with me is now saying they don't want to go?

Thanks,
#15
New York's Capital District
426 Posts
Joined Nov 2013
You'll be responsible for both fares. Call the Cruise line to find out.

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Previously cruised on: The Norway (cabin F19 in June 1989); NCL Westward (Dec 1993); NCL Seaward (Dec 1994); Carnival Ecstasy (Oct 1997); Premier Big Red Boat (Dec 1998); Carnival Imagination (2000); Disney Wonder (2000); Cunard QE2 (2003); Cunard QM2 (Feb 2005); Royal Caribbean Sovereign Of The Seas; Carnival Splendor (1/4/2014);Norwegian Breakaway (Jr Mini Suite on 9/7/2014)
#17
Mississippi
30 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
You should get the Port Fees back for the second person that that doesn't go though.
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