I am thinking of taking a solo cruise in January or February
I have previously sailed with HAL and enjoyed their line.
Would I be better with an VTG group on a different cruise line or with HAL solo. I am not looking for love just friends and people to hang with. If it make a difference I am a 40+ female.
I did my first cruise this year and went solo on the carnival line. I had the time of my life! I met some great folks and was never bored. I was a little concerned before I went having never done a cruise before but it was almost natural.
I have already booked another carnival cruise this feb 15 out of port Canaveral to the Bahamas. I got a great single rate for only $503 + taxes. I would recommend carnival.
I too am 40+ male.
Good Luck to you.
I am leaving on my 3rd solo cruise in about 5 days. I can't wait! I'm not "looking for love" either. I just find it so relaxing. I get a cabin with a balcony. It costs alot more but it's totally worth it. This is my 3rd solo cruise in 13 months. Just go with an open mind and be willing to put yourself out there.
I found that most people are really friendly and they seemed a little surprised when I tell them I'm alone. I think they either think I'm nuts or very brave. I'm neither...well, maybe a little nuts. LOL.
This will be my second time on RCCL. The one I did in March was on Princess. I'm a huge Princess fan. I'm on RCCL because it was shorter and that is all the time I had.
I've gone solo on NCL and Azamara , and with a friend on NCL and Princess. Look for a cruise with open dining - and ask for a "sharing table" The headwaiter will usually put you with a group of chatty interesting people. Do some of the activities - trivial pursuit, etc. Azamara was superb! Smile a lot, and be open to talking to strangers... most cruisers are well travelled, interested in all sorts of things, and open to sharing their tips and favorite places to see.
Good luck, have fun, don't expect a miraculous magic love affair, but enjoy the cruise as a chance to be pampered, well fed, and entertained.