Posted July 19th, 2012, 09:11 PM
I have travelled solo, or with a roomate only, a few times and I loved it every time. If I had had a suite, it would have been nothing less than heaven!!! I am a little jealous actually
I'll be in a penthouse too that same week (Gem) but with my parents in the same room so it will be more crowded but I am happy to give them that special gift (we had booked a balcony and I paid the difference for the penthouse).
You'll have a blast I am sure. In regards to going for dinner by yourself, you can go to any restaurant of course but if you don't like being at a table for yourself, I have a few options for you:
- Sushi bar, there you can watch the sushi chef and I am sure he will chat a little
- Teppenyaki, since you are all around the chef cooking the food, people are not looking for a romatic dinner, usually people will talk to other people around them.
- I am sure you will find some cruise friends if you go to your roll call and to the meet and greet. If you enjoy some people presence, do not hesitate to ask if they'd like to share dinner sometimes. Usually, I would say something like '' I am going to Le Bistro on Thursday night, if you would like to join me, let me know''. This way, they are invited but they don't feel any pressure because you are not asking for a ''yes'' or a ''no''. If they have already something that night but still want to have dinner with you, it will then be easier for them to suggest another day and place.
But if you want to try another restaurant, please go even if you are by yourself, you are there to do whatever you'd like. Sometimes, I would bring a book or a notebook to prepare my next cruise critic review
but bring a little lamp because it can be on the dark side for dinner.
But I am sure in-suite dinning will also be a nice experience, especially after a full day in port, when you are tired and just feel like watching a movie in your pj
Enjoy yourself and IF you don't like the experience, next time invite me
HAL Prinsendam, October 2016, with a sweet lady roomate
NCL Dawn, March 2016, solo
Cunard QM2, May 2015 Westbound TA, with a sweet lady roomate
HAL Maasdam, Canada-New England, June 14, 2014 with a sweet lady roomate
NCL Pearl, November 5, 2013 solo
NCL Gem, November 25, 2012 with my parents and Bridge Group
HAL Maasdam, May 14, 2011 with a Sweet Lady Roomate
NCL Jewel, November 14, 2010 with my Bridge Group
NCL Gem, January 13, 2010, with a roomate
NCL Jewel, October 30, 2009, with DBF
Cunard QM2, B2B Crossing, AUG. 7, 2008, Solo
NCL Spirit, February 10, 2007, with my sister-in-law
NCL Spirit, September 24, 2006, solo
NCL Dawn, December 2003, with a friend