Posted July 13th, 2012, 05:30 PM
I'm doing my first solo in September. I've been on numerous cruises with lots of family members, but this is something I've always wanted to do. Use to work on cruise ships MANY years ago. Best 5 years of my life!!!
I'll admit to being nervous - I'm a 56 year old female - and had myself convinced to eat either on lido with my kindle or room service. Picked early seating, but didn't think I"d have the nerve to try the MDR alone - but, thanks to you guys, maybe I'll go the first night & see where they put me.
I've cruised solo several times and prefer early seating. As a solo you are usually put at a large table with other solos or a group sailing without their spouses. Generally you will make friends quickly and usually will go to the show or comedy club with some of them after dinner. If you like the casino you will also get to know the regulars there after a few visits. Please do not eat alone in your room unless your anti social by nature.
Just be yourself and you'll have a blast.
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