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Enchanting Danube: Solo Traveller & First Time Cruiser
FlooderFlooderMember since 7/24/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:20 AM
Hi, I signed up for the Enchanting Danube river cruise next year - March 2014. I have travelled solo before on escorted bus tours but have never taken a cruise. Any advance? Will a single traveller feel excluded?
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uptowntwouptowntwoMember since 8/19/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 7:16 AM
Although we were not single ourselves, the single travellers on our first cruise (seemed) to have a wonderful time. In fact, they were the ones that I hard a hard time saying good bye to as they were able to mingle ever so easily with all of the other guests. Everyone seemed to look out for them too to make sure they never felt excluded at any time.
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mjbrewermjbrewerMember since 8/19/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 8:59 AM
I did my first River Cruise (solo) last March on the Windmills & Tulips Cruise. Had a wonderful time & am scheduled for the Danube Cruise as a solo in March 2014 (maybe we are on the same cruise) No problems as a solo traveller at all. In fact it gives you the chance to meet a lot of very nice people as the dining is open seating & you can have different eating companions each meal if you choose. These are small groups so you get to know just about everyone on the ship. Also, as a solo, you have lots of freedom during free time to do whatever you wish without having to take in to consideration what a companion wants. People are generally very friendly and are willing to include the solo traveller in activities they are doing.
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FlooderFlooderMember since 7/24/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:40 AM
Thanks for the encouraging words. I am taking the March 23rd Enchanting Danube cruise. Looking forward to it. I hope we get some sunny weather! I have travelled solo on escorted bus tours so I am sure a cruise is very similar in that the other passengers are very friendly and accommodating.
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ejaielloejaielloMember since 5/17/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:56 PM
@Flooder, I will be on your cruise as a solo as well. @MJBREWER, I must have been on your cruise last year! It was my first river cruise and I had a fabulous time. It was very nice to meet so many wonderful people. I am looking forward to this next cruise.
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FlooderFlooderMember since 7/24/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:30 AM
@ejaiello I look forward to meeting you. I have done several escorted bus tours and have enjoyed them so am really looking forward to the river cruise.
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ejaielloejaielloMember since 5/17/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:52 AM
@Flooder. I have done several bus tours as well, this is so different. I think you will really like it. On the cruises with the single suppliment waived, there is a smaller group (since many of the cabins have 1 person rather than 2). It is a nice intimate group that you have the opportunity to meet everyone. I have also done many ocean cruises and you are hard pressed to see the same people twice, I really enjoyed the cruise last year.
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ejaielloejaielloMember since 5/17/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:38 PM
Well everyone, the time is quickly drawing near! I am getting very excited and look forward to another fabuluos adventure with Uniworld.
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