Annette, it seems you have had some interesting (and potentially upsetting) experiences on your cruises. I am so glad to hear that you weathered everything and were also able to help a few others overcome their difficult situations.
I, personally, have no reservations about traveling alone, but the tips you gave are certainly food for thought.
I think we all have to remember that even though we are on a cruise ship, life goes on, and sometimes we have the misfortune of encountering unpleasant and possibly threatening people on the sea...as on land. We just have to be very aware of this fact and remember that just because we are on vacation does not mean that we should not look out for ourselves in every way.
Most of all, we must use our common sense at all times.
Pat Hagan, Singles Editor