thanks IBCRUIZIN for your feedback !
My next cruise is the Splendor to Mexico. Since I got a great deal I'm not going expecting everything to be perfect.
Friendliness & camaraderie: Like many solo passengers I NEED this more than some. A couple can hang out together but I get lonely if I keep to myself.
Hopefully I'll have better luck.
age of fellow passengers: I think much of that depends on the ports. Being 45 I'm on the younger end on Alaska and New England/Canada. The Caribbean had many more younger people. On my Alaskan and New England/Canada cruises, the party did die down around midnight.
After that, my song was "dancing with myself " !!
Spa: I'm NOT surprised that the cruise line is nickle & dime-ing about this new "Cloud 9" spa deck. They are attempting to sell it as a big deal
but the whole thing seems a bit odd to me.
no free drinks: that doesn't surprise me either. Since I don't drink alcohol maybe it won't be such a bit difference with me. Maybe the fruit punch will still be complementary.