Congratulations on booking your cruise! I'm sure the Pride will be quite spectacular!
I travel by myself alot and going by yourself can be a very good thing, I like it! I was on the Costa Atlantica, which has a similar layout to the Spirit/Pride. It was very bright, (gawdy to some) but looking at the decor was a constant marvel! The lobby area was the place to be if you wanted to people watch, have a drink before dinner and just hang out any time during the day. Enjoy your cruise! Sue