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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Greetings to all of you. My DH and I have been retired for 15 years now and we cruise twice a year. Next month will be #30. Celebrity is our cruise line of choice and for the last few years it is the only line we choose. We have never had a bad cruise.

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i am planning a cruise for early next year. i am over 55 and wondering what ship is the best one. also wondering if its safe nowdays for a woman to travel alone?
We have met many women traveling alone on cruises and they all seem to think that it's a very safe way to travel alone. The "best" ship depends on the itinerary you are considering but you might start looking at Celebrity and Princess. Whatever you decide, after you have booked, go to the "Roll Call" section here on Cruise Critic and look for your specific cruise. You will be able to meet fellow cruisers ahead of time and join activities both onboard and in port. Suddenly, you won't be traveling alone!
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Old February 17th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Default Age of the mind

Although my body has it's issues, my mind is getting younger each year.
So many things are better and more fun with age I find. I got my first tattoo at age 50, since then I've gotten a few more including 2 just last year when I was 61. Now at age 62 I'll be taking my first cruise and very much looking forward to it. In fact have 2 booked for this year, one in March and one in Oct....very excited to start this new experience!
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I am a 86-yr old widower, a solo cruiser, use a walker, and last December, had more fun in one week, than I had in over 3 years! :-)
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I just found this thread and see it was a busy one in 2005! Here it is August 2014 and hardly breathing. How can we revive it? I'm 66 but always told I look at least ten years younger, which worries me for two reasons. First, what do people expect me to look like? Second, I worry that some morning I will wake up, look in the mirror and discover that I suddenly look like people expect me to, whatever that is. Age does not define me. I retired in october 2010 because my elderly and disabled mother lives 200 miles away and I spend too much time on the road between our homes to make up the time working. I was also embroiled in litigation with my ex. My first cruise as a single senior was in January on the Carnival Splendor with my 18 year old daughter and her friend. Although it rained every day, we had fun. I will be cruising in September onboard the Norwegian Breakaway, with two friends. Again, my main question is how can we revive this thread? I confess that it has been fun reading through the past postings.
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I finished my last cruise a month before my 55th birthday. Next cruise in April.
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Old August 30th, 2014, 05:57 PM
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I finished my last cruise a month before my 55th birthday. Next cruise in April.
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Hi BillOH, glad you posted. What ship will you be cruising on in April and where does it go?
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Old August 31st, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Hi BillOH, glad you posted. What ship will you be cruising on in April and where does it go?
Royal's Freedom of the Seas = Western Caribbean Labadee, Fallmouth, Grand Caymen, and Cozumel.
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I have never posted on this forum before.....omg...I am now 56
so would be considered a "SR" by many folks.

I have been cruising solo for 11 years now.....seems many of the folks
who post on this particular forum are "more mature" and retired.

I work full time and will probably have to continue to do so for at least
10 more years.......I live on my own.

I love to cruise and try to go 2 to 3 times a year and my next cruise
up is in November on Celebrity's REFLECTION.
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I have never posted on this forum before.....omg...I am now 56
so would be considered a "SR" by many folks.

I have been cruising solo for 11 years now.....seems many of the folks
who post on this particular forum are "more mature" and retired.

I work full time and will probably have to continue to do so for at least
10 more years.......I live on my own.

I love to cruise and try to go 2 to 3 times a year and my next cruise
up is in November on Celebrity's REFLECTION.
Hi Lois!! Miss X... glad you are still enjoying your cruises - 56? you are a mere child! I just found this thread and I know I like everyone on it already ! will be in and out ... Corkey Carol
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Old September 12th, 2014, 01:20 AM
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I have never posted on this forum before.....omg...I am now 56
so would be considered a "SR" by many folks.

I have been cruising solo for 11 years now.....seems many of the folks
who post on this particular forum are "more mature" and retired.

I work full time and will probably have to continue to do so for at least
10 more years.......I live on my own.

I love to cruise and try to go 2 to 3 times a year and my next cruise
up is in November on Celebrity's REFLECTION.
Hi Again Lois - I just glanced at your cruise pics and I saw Bill and Rosie - I will meet them on the Quantum next April 2015 - CC brings all of us together and makes it a very small cruising world!! Corkey Carol
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I just found this thread and see it was a busy one in 2005! Here it is August 2014 and hardly breathing. How can we revive it? I'm 66 but always told I look at least ten years younger, which worries me for two reasons. First, what do people expect me to look like? Second, I worry that some morning I will wake up, look in the mirror and discover that I suddenly look like people expect me to, whatever that is. Age does not define me. I retired in october 2010 because my elderly and disabled mother lives 200 miles away and I spend too much time on the road between our homes to make up the time working. I was also embroiled in litigation with my ex. My first cruise as a single senior was in January on the Carnival Splendor with my 18 year old daughter and her friend. Although it rained every day, we had fun. I will be cruising in September onboard the Norwegian Breakaway, with two friends. Again, my main question is how can we revive this thread? I confess that it has been fun reading through the past postings.
I noticed you cruised the Breakaway. As a single senior how did you like it. What were the demographics and did you find it social.
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The ship is beautiful and the staff very accommodating. The cabin sizes are smaller than I've seen elsewhere. We were "upgraded" to a Junior Suite, which was pretty small for we three older women. The bathroom was great with a beautiful large glass enclosed shower. The pools are tiny, not enough space on the pool decks. As for the food, I was disappointed and realize I don't like free style. As for the demographics, very very mixed. There were many baby boomers, judging by the standing ovation for the Rock Of Ages show. We got it! I don't think I'd cruise on that ship again.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 04:42 PM
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The ship is beautiful and the staff very accommodating. The cabin sizes are smaller than I've seen elsewhere. We were "upgraded" to a Junior Suite, which was pretty small for we three older women. The bathroom was great with a beautiful large glass enclosed shower. The pools are tiny, not enough space on the pool decks. As for the food, I was disappointed and realize I don't like free style. As for the demographics, very very mixed. There were many baby boomers, judging by the standing ovation for the Rock Of Ages show. We got it! I don't think I'd cruise on that ship again.

Thank yoy for the your answer. I guess I will just keep on looking for no single supplement cruises. Just booked Carnival Triumph B2B 2/9/15 & 2/20/15 for $840.

Again,

Thank you;
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1993 - Panama Canal - Enchanted Isle
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1999 - West. Mediterranean - Legend of the Seas
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Hi Richard, it sounds like you got a good deal on your B2B Carnival Triumph cruise for February. I really enjoyed the meals on the Carnival Splendor. The late night crowd was much younger, especially in the clubs but the ship had many families with all ages, couples and singles. It was a friendly atmosphere. I hope you've joined the roll call for your cruise dates. Look for singles there too. And let me know how you enjoy your trip. Bon Voyage! Cheryl
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