I hate the word cruising…… it has all the connotations you expect, non stop eating, dressing up for dinner, bragging about the NUBMER of cruises you have taken not the unusual experiences.
I like to think of this as water transportation…… I can visit 7 countries in 1/5 the time by train or plane and not have to worry about the travel connections or dragging a suitcase behind me.
So I keep a low profile and try to blend into the crowd of two by twos……
Yesterday there was a lunch for all the solo travelers……..what a shock………………
1. we are all OLD
2. mostly female
3. talk too much
4. not very interested in each other
Perhaps this is why we all solo travel. I had hoped to ask that question to this group but never got beyond hello and listening to each of them speak…..
Things I do Like:
multiple computer classes offered at no cost
few children on board
kindness of the crew (so far)
excellent food, a BIG surprise after the bland selection offered by larger ships
washing the deck at 5 am and splashing the windows of my room ……
getting up at 5 am
waiting until 9 pm to eat dinner so the other diners do not sit there with such pity for me on their faces
having the waiter yell at the top of his voice ‘you are alone’ while I reply ‘yes, and glad about it’
8 formal nights
wearing the same thing every 3 days, truly depressing
The adventure has just begun and it shall be great!