I did run across an "issue" that I had not ever thought about before. The first sea day after a few drinks at the pool, a "group" formed. It included 2 younger couples, myself, and another mid twenties cruiser that was traveling with their parents. We had a great time for a few hours but it was evident (and totally understandable) for most of the cruise, that the couples wanted "couple time".
So this is where the "issue" came in. The other cruiser that was traveling with their parents, decided that we should hang out, which I was fine with but after a bit I realized that we just didn't "click". For the rest of the cruise it seemed as if no matter what I did or where I went they found me and wanted to "hang out". The buffet, the pool, the promenade, pretty much everywhere I went it seemed. I tried to be nice but the entire time I was thinking about how I would LOVE some "me time". I did find a few hiding places and was able to get away here and there.
I didn't let this ruin my trip by no means but it did get me to thinking about how I should deal with this if it potentially happens again in the future. Like I said I enjoy meeting people and socializing, as it is a big part of the cruise experience to me, but I just did not "click" with this person and they totally could not take a hint lol. I am very easy going and can get along with almost anyone but this person almost drove me crazy.
How many of you have had a similar issues and how did you deal with it?? I was thinking about switching my next cruise to the Epic because the studio cabins and lounge sounds like a great idea. But after this "issue" I'm not so sure..... The last thing I want is someone from the studio lounge that I totally do not "click" with following me around all week.
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