Posted March 3rd, 2018, 04:04 AM
Went solo on the Escape last year and met many interesting and fun people in the solo lounge. We'd gather before dinner as the hostess would tally up who wants to dine where, and get reservations for us.
Solos varied in age from 20-80's, mostly in the 40-55 range though. Everyone is friendly and looking to join others in activities on board or on excusions. Its like you're all fast friends and.
I've met some really interesting people, folks who are widowed but cruise because their partner enjoyed it, a retiree in Florida who jumps on last minute deals frequently, and a spattering of good conversationalists.
At 60, the OP wouldn't be the oldest solo by far. Solos attract a diverse crowd, its best to just go with the flow. Every sailing there's a different dynamic based on solos. Sometimes, you'll have a group that is all about doing things together, dining, drinking, clubbing, tours, shows, etc. Another week I was on and the vibe was totally different, only a few sad looking divorcees wanted to dine as a group, everyone else did their own thing,
Never really saw any people hang out in the lounge aside from grabbing a pastry and juice, and eat it there,