I don't think you will feel like a 5th wheel at all, but is is incumbant upon you, to do things that will make this a really fun time for you....
Let the travel agent make the line aware you would like a table with singles, if this doesn't happen on your first time in the dr, thats if you plan on eating in the dining room every night..let the maitre'd know you would like to switch tables..DON"T be shy, people do it all the time..
While in line getting ready to board, make conversations with the people around you..you never know who you could meet, and where it will lead, and it gets the ball rolling.
By the pool, be a participant in somes games, and get to know your neighbors.
Check the daily paper for any functions for singles...I'm not sure if all thos is out of your comfort zone, but if it is, consider steppping outside of the box, on the cruise, and join in the friendly spirit cruising is all about....I bet you will have a ball!
Trip, with her book & tea!
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If you want to cruise to be with other singles I suggest you take a look at our singles cruise area and check out the singles cruise group providers. They will match you up with roommates and make sure you have penty of other singles onboard.
My personal opinion is that unless you don't mind being alone that cruising is not for a singles traveling alone (it is great for friends to travel together).
It is just that you are not guaranteed to meet eligible females, if that is what you are thinking, unless you go with a singles group.
The people who like to cruise solo tend to enjoy solitary activiies' reading, movies, etc. For dinner you can dine with other cruisers, but they may not "take" to you.
Anyway - those are my thoughts, as a male. I have done it a few times and generally much prefer to go with company.
Are you talking about cruising completely alone? Or with friends, but not with a partner. I think you will enjoy the cruise if you are cruising with friends, but a singles cruise might be your best bet if you are thinking of going all by yourself.
Not at all. Everyone aboard a cruise ship is very accomodating. I went on my first cruise alone(in a Category 1A inside cabin(the ones made for just one person) on the Carnival Imagination) and had a great time. Most of the people I hung out with were couples and they didn't mind at all. You will find your own groove on board.