Cruising as a solo traveler

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Cruising started out as a great vacation for older couples? Older couples used to love cruising and would come  back telling their children and grandchildren all about the wonderful time they had as they took this or that cruise. And then the families wanted to get in on the action, and so cruiselines took the hint. Some started cater ring to families lies . They created children’s programs and a lot of activities that families could enjoy together.

But solo travelers? They had to pay extra to get a room all to themselves. They were the odd ma outn, as usual, when they went to dinner and on the ship’s activities. But things have started to change for them as well. Cruiselines are beginning to take away the fees and have more activities for the single traveler.

Recently a panel of judges took a look at different cruiselines and what they have to offer the solo traveler. While they recognize that progress has been made, they still see a lot of barriers when it comes to cruising as a single person. And And one of the big problems they see is that if you don’t want to pay the extra fees, you should sign up for a roommate you’ve never met. I don’t think I’d be comfortable doing something like that.

I would love to hear your thoughts if you’ve ever cruised as a single person? Did you love it or hate it? Where could they have improved. Let me hear from you.


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