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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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I am cruising solo this Friday Jan 10th and was wondering if anyone else is going on the same cruise to Mexico on the HAL that is also going solo
I am planning a cruise in October 2009 and I am going solo. Can you give sme tips in meeting people on board. I don't need to be attached at the hip to anyone, but to have company at meals or for part of the day touring. I am also thinking of a river cruise on the danube river. Don't know which will be better as a single. Any tips?
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It is always interesting to read the questions and replys. I too am a senior and I am not offended one bit by what one may post. I have been doing cruise reviews for years and I also write , "these are my opinions and yours may not be the same". On Holland America ships there is a more senior crowd than on Carnival. I have probally used extremes. There are very few children on the longer Holland America cruises. Young couples don't have the flexibility that retired people have when it comes to a several week cruise. Children can't be out of school that long (oh I know someone will blast me and tell me about home schooling and that such travel is part of their daughter's education).In more than 30 eyars of cruising I can't recall having witnessed roudy children on a Holland America crusie. Can't say the same for some of the other cruises we have been on. I think Holland America caters to the entire family. Some of their ships have great children's program. About dining---there are just too many options now days aboard most ships that you will be just fine. Have a great cruise!!
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It is always interesting to read the questions and replys. I too am a senior and I am not offended one bit by what one may post. I have been doing cruise reviews for years and I also write , "these are my opinions and yours may not be the same". On Holland America ships there is a more senior crowd than on Carnival. I have probally used extremes. There are very few children on the longer Holland America cruises. Young couples don't have the flexibility that retired people have when it comes to a several week cruise. Children can't be out of school that long (oh I know someone will blast me and tell me about home schooling and that such travel is part of their daughter's education).In more than 30 eyars of cruising I can't recall having witnessed roudy children on a Holland America crusie. Can't say the same for some of the other cruises we have been on. I think Holland America caters to the entire family. Some of their ships have great children's program. About dining---there are just too many options now days aboard most ships that you will be just fine. Have a great cruise!!
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[quote="billbelt"]It is always interesting to read the questions and replys. /quote]


Too true.

Its always nice to read people's opinions about a particular ship or cruise line.
You write very well, and maybe we will meet some day and share a nice story over a cup of tea and a scone.

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We got back form a 38 day South America cruise in the spring. The age make up on this cruise was definitey senior yet there were many others on board as well. On a 30 day South Pacific cruise on the Statendam the vast majority were seniors. I didn't find that on either cruise a catering to one specific age.
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