We never managed to make one of these on our last cruise due to time clashes but I'm interested. I have a few questions.I was just on a 7-night repositioning cruise up the Pacific coast on the Norwegian Pearl, and Julie our Cruise Director (no kidding!) listed a Friends of Dorothy (LGBT) Gathering in the Freestyle Daily every day of the cruise. Up to 24 of us got together at any one time. The first events were in Star Bar, which is quiet and out of the way. When Julie moved the string quartet to Star Bar, she moved us to the Bliss Ultra Lounge, and sweetened the deal with free bowling. It was a mixed group, mostly male, probably 30s to 60s, and folks just hung out and talked or shared a drink. It seemed like most folks were traveling in pairs or groups, but I took my mom on a birthday cruise, so I was going to the events solo. Everyone was super friendly. And when we asked Julie if we could go back to Star Bar, even with the string quartet, she obliged. I found the evenings to be just nice, relaxed get-togethers. I'm sure people do hook up, but it wasn't an overt priority.
1. What age of people tend to go?
2. What usually happens there?
3. Is it couples or singles mainly?
4. Is it used for sexual "pick-ups"?
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