Single lady 60 yrs UK- Silversea a good choice?
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Hi - I'm returning to cruising but now as a single lady and thinking of a cruise on Silver Wind. A good choice? Just wondering if many singles travel with Silversea? I also like to play bridge. Any advice much appreciated!Hi fraj1
It's easy peasy to travel on SS as a solo...lots do and so do I. Make sure u join a roll call here on the SS board and then also attend the singles get together. Join a trivia team and u will be set!
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There is no reason at all that you would not be happy on Silver Wind. You will be well taken care of, you will meet a lot of interesting people. As mentioned by ging466 you should attend the meeting for solo travelers, usually on the first day, and get to know other passengers who are on their own. On this last cruise we had a very nice group of people who met now and then, but also mixed with other people who were not solo. But when it comes to Roll Calls this has been one of the problems with Silversea. There has been very little response on my cruises, none at all on the last one. On other cruise lines you could meet more CC friends.
Anyway, for me, it is highly likely that my next cruise will be on Silversea again.
Thanks everyone for your really helpful and encouraging responses...I'm almost there! Thanks especially to Seafairer for all your responses to my posts - most helpful!Agree with the earlier posters. On our July 2010 Silver Cloud experience along the Norway Coast, there were several UK ladies fitting this category. It was fun meeting and talking with them. On small, personal ships like Silversea, it is much easier to have enjoyable chats and experiences with such a nice variety of people. Glad you are going for "IT". Yes, definitely post on the roll call, etc.
THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 64,971 views.
I totally agree with all of the above comments.
It's almost impossible not to make friends onboard given the size of the vessels.
We recently returned from Fremantle to Singapore cruise on Silver Shadow, and whilst not travelling alone myself, there were a considerable number of both men & women who were.
Although not a player, Bridge seemed a popular pastime onboard.
Gentlemen Hosts have already been mentioned for the ladies, but on one evening when my partner retired early, and I was sitting alone in the Panorama Lounge, I was invited onto the dance floor by one of the girls from the show team. So they do go to considerable lengths to ensure that everyone feels welcome and included.
The Maitre'd or one of the head waiters will also offer to take your arm when showing you to a table in the restaurant.
You've made an excellent choice!