Any single women, or couples, going on this cruise from Miami? It is my first time after recently losing my long time partner. This is my first cruise, so any suggestions from experienced cruisers would be welcome. I plan to do some snorkeling in Belize, probably the catamaran/snorkel, anyone done that? I know that it has been suggested to not do the ship excursions, but since I am traveling solo, and have never been on a cruise, I feel more comfortable with this decision. It is a freestyle cruise, so I am wondering about the restaurants, and seating. Also I wonder if one can order room service from the specialty restaurants. I am a friendly person, and know I will meet other people each day, but I also may want to spend some alone time. Thanks for any helpful info!
How great that you are going on the cruise -- and solo to boot. I did one by myself and was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed myself -- met several other single folks on board, too.
And *very* smart about doing the ship excursions. That was the one thing I missed when traveling solo was sharing the port fun with someone. I did take one, and that was great 'cause I could share the experience with the other people on board the bus.
I don't think you will be able to order room service from the specialty restaurants, but they will have a book in the cabin that will detail all the offerings.
Also, with freestyle, when you go to the dining room, you can request that you sit with other people at the table if you like. That would probably be a good way to meet other folks traveling single.
Have a wonderful time!
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