Originally Posted by sweetlove13
I'm taking my first solo cruise on Mariner of the Seas Oct 25-Nov 1. Looking for any tips on how to meet people onboard. Also looking for anyone who is also taking this cruise and wants to meet up and hang out!
Congrats on your first solo cruise! I've cruised 8 times as a solo, most recently on Mariner in August. Meeting people on a cruise ship is very easy because cruisers by and large are a happy group.
Meeting people is easy, ask if they are enjoying the cruise, if they have cruised before, where are they from, etc. Join in the activities on the ship and sign up for excursions that interest you. Be open, be friendly, be positive.
Sign up for traditional dining because RCCL's MTD doesn't work for solo cruisers at all, just they don't know what to do with us. Speaking of dining, try breakfast in the main dining room, you will be seated at a group table and meet many different people each day.
If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to answer if I can.
Go forth and have a great time!