- #1676359JimbeamMemberMember since: June 1, 2010
Replies: 3Jimbeam April 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm
I am wondering if there are any solo travellers who sometimes would like to go on a cruise or other holiday but not want to be a solo traveller for the whole time. I am not suggesting a blind date scenario but the opportunity to meet others from time to time during the trip (particularly a cruise – because everyone is in the same boat). Meet up have dinner, a drink or two, day excursion etc, generally keep each other company.
If there is an opportunity to nominate a cruise which one is travelling solo and others to note the cruise and say hey I’m travelling solo on that cruise too let’s meet somewhere on the ship at a nominated time and take it from there. Does this sound reasonable. By the way I am travelling on the Pacific Jewel out of Auckland 6on 28 May to Vanuatu#1705551jadeeMemberMember since: January 23, 2015
Replies: 2jadee December 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm
Hi Jimbeam, Did you find solo cruising very enjoyable? It is something that I am giving thought to for 2019. Any tips? ?
#1705557brenMemberMember since: March 12, 2006
- This reply was modified 11 months ago by jadee.
Replies: 1bren December 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm
I always join the on board solo group in the ship has one. There are often organised lunches and social meet ups. Also join the roll call on cruisecritic.com and often there is usually a facebook group for each cruise. We also have a facebook site particularly aimed at NZers looking for a cruise or cabin buddy but also good to connect with other booked on cruise out of Auckland. You are welcome to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzsolo/#1705712jadeeMemberMember since: January 23, 2015
Replies: 2jadee December 21, 2018 at 7:56 pm
Thanks Bren, found this info useful#1730889JimbeamMemberMember since: June 1, 2010
Replies: 3Jimbeam August 28, 2019 at 5:06 pm
To be honest I didn’t find it as enjoyable as I expected. Maybe it was the cruise itself being full of children. I also found that that attention to shipboard rules was a bit slack, ie. people turning up to the restaurant for dinner dressed in a singlet, jandals and shorts, or sitting in the theatre with a bucket of fried shrimps (although the person next to him complained and the stewards had the offender removed).
I got the impression that Social Welfare had sent the homeless on this cruise instead of putting them up at a motel.
The onshore activites were good though and I enjoyed snorkelling in Vanuatu and the visit to see the bungy jumpers on Pentecost.
Also enjoyed having double cabin to myself (even though I did pay the two person rate for it)
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