I'm a single mom with a 15-year old son and we are going on our first cruise sailing out of Baltimore on April 8th, 2012. I'm wondering what kind of experience we'll have. I'm hoping that we'll spend some quality time together, but as my son is very outgoing, I imagine he will disappear quickly to the teenage events, basketball, etc. So that'll effectively leave me by myself. Is it easy to meet people on a cruise? Am I going to be bored out of my mind?
I travel alone most of the time. I have never been bored. I usually go to different events going on around the ship. I usually always find someone to talk to. Just go and do what you want to do. I am sure that you will enjoy yourself. Put on a smile , say hello and be yourself. People always respond to a smile. Have fun and enjoy every moment.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
You will both have a blast! We did this same cruise in August 2010, 6 adults and 6 children. The kids spent most of their time up on the sports deck, and met so many kids...they are "friends" with several of them on Facebook. One of the boys came to area with his family last spring and they made sure to arrange time to visit with us! You will also have no problem finding people to spend time with. Check out the daily schedule, find the things you are interested in and go! We like trivia and went to most of the different games that had each day. You started to see many of the same people each day, and we became fast friends. We even hated to see this one woman show up who always seemed to win. We loved it when someone not in our group said, "Oh no...not her again!" Something we had been saying to ourselves for days!!! Have a great time!