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Old 09-24-2004, 07:24 PM
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I would be curious to know if any other mom's will be traveling without their spouse on the Radiance of the Seas from April 3-10, 2005.
I will be traveling with my 18 year old son and a few of his friends whom I know would rather not be spending their spring break cruise with me
Just wandering if any other Mom's might just be in the same situation, and would want to possibly meet up to enjoy some of the ship's entertainment such as the evening shows, and maybe even some dinners{?}
I am very much looking forward to this cruise, I have never cruised Royal Caribbean before!
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I would be curious to know if any other mom's will be traveling without their spouse on the Radiance of the Seas from April 3-10, 2005.
I will be traveling with my 18 year old son and a few of his friends whom I know would rather not be spending their spring break cruise with me
Just wandering if any other Mom's might just be in the same situation, and would want to possibly meet up to enjoy some of the ship's entertainment such as the evening shows, and maybe even some dinners{?}
I am very much looking forward to this cruise, I have never cruised Royal Caribbean before!
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Old 09-30-2004, 05:14 AM
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Although I will not be on that sailing, I have sailed on the Radiance as a single mom, with teenagers in tow. Don't despair if you haven't connected with anyone pre-cruise. The first night I wandered around on my own, but by day 2 had found great new friends to spend time with. Don't limit yourself, however, to just other moms traveling solo. You will find you may have much in common with other couples also. Often you will find that, although they are traveling together, they have opposing interests. While one is in the casino, the other would much rather go to the show. There are many ways to meet these new cruise companions: Your tablemates make a good first contact; go to the exercise classes offered early on in the cruise; spend time in the jacuzzi (this spot has NEVER failed me); engage people in conversation wherever you go and participate in activities. My daughter and her friends (as do most teenagers) met people, knew their life stories within minutes of meeting and often turned out to be my best resource for meeting others with similar interests to my own. Encourage the boys to be your "friendship ambassadors" and you are bound to meet people that would love to share in the shipboard activities.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:21 PM
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Thanks Nancy for those encouraging words and suggestions for how to go about meeting others on the ship. I have only cruised one other time, and that was with my husband and both of our kids, so I didn't have the fear of being all alone on the ship at any given time.
Since you have cruised this ship, can you tell me anything about the evening entertainment? We had sailed Carnival before, and they had the evening show nightly with wonderful entertainment that I always looked forward to after our dinner. Is the Radiance's evening entertainment at the same time every evening? I had read somewhere that If we chose the late dining option, that we may be missing out on some of the entertainment. Do you have any info/suggestions on this matter?
I really did appreciate your last reply, It gives me a sense of feeling as though I will be OK traveling solo.
 
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