Looks like I will be on the 16-night Transatlantic Crossing of the new Ruby Princess this April.
I will be sailing alone, and wondering which dining option I should choose. I have had both very good and very bad dining experiences with my assigned tablemates on past cruises. Since this cruise will be for 16 nights, I am not sure I want to risk the traditional dining room, and get stuck with tablemates I don't "click" with. Would like a few other gay or gay-friendly tablemates, but realize there is really no way to ensure this in advance for single travelers.
Was wondering what other single gay travelers have done in the past. Is it possible to get a table alone in the "anytime" dining room, or is that frowned upon by the dining room staff, since you would not be utilizing the extra seat at your "table for two"? Also, what about dining alone in the pay restaurants? Can you get a table for one there?
Hoping to meet others at the FOD get-together early on during the cruise, but am wondering what to do for dining in the event I don't.
Of all my sailings, I have usually been very happy with my gay and non-gay tablemates, but had two cruises where my tablemates were not very "tolerant" to say the least, and on one crusie were down right hostile. I am just a little gun-shy of being back in one of those situations.