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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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I'm happily married but dh doesn't have the flexible work schedule I do. And when he is on vacation, he would prefer to stay home anyway. As a result, I have traveled solo far and wide over the last 25 years. In fact, that's one reason I wanted to try cruising - thought it might be a bit safer and less lonely than roadtripping. After one cruise, I feel this may be a great way to do spouse-less travel.

So.... my questions are: am I the only one out there in this situation? (All the solo travelers I seem to meet are single). Does married traveling single present challenges?

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Do it all the time. Usually on last minute bookings. Same situation, DW doesn't enjoy it as much as I.
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Do it all the time. Usually on last minute bookings. Same situation, DW doesn't enjoy it as much as I.
That's funny because I've been reading your blog and I was a wee bit envious when I saw the photos of you & your wife.

Do you think one way to manage the downside of solo cruising is to do group trips such as the one you all are about to embark upon?
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Oh yes, that's ideal. With a group you always have someone or a group as a point of reference. If you'll note from my blog a lot of the solos I did were with a group. Also you have a better chance of getting a fair solo fare with a group. When I just went on a solo it was usually a last minute deal with a bargain fare.
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I have done it when DH's work schedule did not allow him to go. I go to the maitre d' as soon as I board and request to be seated at a table with other singles. Since I'm just looking for cruise buddies, not romance, it is easy to become friends. Have stayed friends with one gal I met this way for over a decade. She had never traveled at all and it was fun for me to see things through her very excited eyes.
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