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First time cruise and first solo holiday

Manchester, United...
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First time cruise and first solo holiday

I am a middle-aged happily married lady. I have chosen to take a 7 day cruise to the Norwegian Fjords on my own (husband of many years doesn't want to take a cruise holiday).

I am quite happy and looking forward to going it alone and would appreciate hints / tips from someone of similar age and marital status who has experienced solo cruising.

San Diego
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for San Diego
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1. Re: First time cruise and first solo holiday

Hi and welcome to the forums.

I have not done this alone but if you tell me what cruise line you are using I can give you a link to more info about your specific cruise.

Cruise Critic is a sister site to this one that is just about cruising and on that site you can talk to people who may be aboard the same ship/cruise that you will be on.

England, United...
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for Somerset, Solo Travel, Exmoor National Park
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2. Re: First time cruise and first solo holiday

There are a number of married ladies who do trips on their own because their partner isn't keen. You are not alone.

Cruises aren't my thing but I have friends who go alone including the one you are going on and they enjoy it.

I've been on a boat on the Amazon and in the Maldives. It's the perfect combination of company and the opportunity for a bit of independence.

Bangkok, Thailand
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3. Re: First time cruise and first solo holiday

One useful tip from the Air Travel forum: if you need to fly to reach the departure port of the cruise, plan to arrive one day before so that flight delays or cancellations won't make you miss the boat.

4. Re: First time cruise and first solo holiday

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