I was looking at the 4 Day cruise out of Galveston to Cozumel, the Aug 27 trip as the price is the lowest, and I am figuring less kids being so close to school starting. I am considering getting a suite with a balcony as I think I would like having that balcony to myself to sit and watch the world go by. I would be paying like four times as much as almost everyone else on the trip, but the room looks so much nicer all around than the normal staterooms.
I am also stressing about the solo cruising, but I am used to being solo so not as much of a concern as having to pack clothes I just don't like wearing. It sounds like dinner is the best place to meet people so I fear eating at the buffet instead to avoid the dress code will only further isolate me.