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Going Solo

Last post 11/29/2017, 9:13 AM by cindyoliviabenz. 15 replies.
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Re: Going Solo

11/29/2017, 9:13 AM

Donna,  Sorry I did not see this until now!  Great that you're also a Pittsburgher!!!!!!!

  I paid (early-bird) $3399 for a Deluxe Ocean View Veranda.  I'm sure I can switch room types if I find a roommate who has a 'better' room.  I definitely don't want to downgrade though!   

 

If you're still looking for a roomie will you call me??????  954-632-1819.  Thanks. 

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Re: Going Solo

10/15/2017, 5:19 AM

Wow- how did you find out we are traveling together? I thought we had to wait a month before the trip- this is my first Olivia cruise- thank you so much for reaching out to me- this has been my biggest worry about sharing a cabin -about the fragrance free issue. I use arm and hammer free of fragrance detergent but there are many out there- they will say free and clear of any perfumes and fragrance- the other big issue is fabric softener- I can’t tolerate any of that and pretty much it isn’t needed, the other thing is to start washing the clothes you would bring several times before the trip with unscened detergent as the scented laundry products stick around in clothes, I am fine with a body spray outside the room; and I won’t have a lot of control over sunscreen, because everyone will be using it- if you want to look for a fragrance free one that would be great- there are lots of them: as to shampoo and soap and that stuff- I use my own fragrance free stuff but I can tolerate them in others as long as they have a mild fragrance- but I can’t tolerate hair spray, there are good unscented shampoos and cream rinses and I use Dr: Bronners citrus bar soap which has very little fragrance: I am also happy to bring shampoo and cream rinse to share with you- but we all have different preferences and needs around that. Bug spray would need to be sprayed outside the room too.

I am from Massachusetts but was born in New Jersey and am a young 62. I am really looking forward to this trip- I have been a Chris Williamson groupie since my early 20’s and I am a singer. I also love the water and swimming is my greatest joy. I am a psychiatric nurse and this trip is a big treat and also I don’t know what to expect...let’s keep this conversation going and I  am sure we can figure this out- if you want to speak on the phone I can call you- let me know what good times would be- also this is my email- jamievlcek@hotmail.com.

again- thaks so much for reaching out- I am a bit of a fragile soul with my environmental allergies and I also have  many food allergies- which is something I need to go over with the cruise line. Stay in touch and it would be good to talk sometime. 

All the best- Jamie  

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Re: Going Solo

10/14/2017, 4:48 PM

Jamie-v:

I just joined the group, but am a frequent traveler with Olivia.  I believe I am paired with you.  I am 56 and living in Northern Virginia.  I was born and raised in Mass, but left at 20 yrs old.  I want to be able to accommodate your fragrance allergies.  I do like to use some body spray when I leave the room.  Would it still be an issue if I spray it outside the room?  Also, the same with sunscreen?  How can I help? Please let me know.  I will do what is needed.  Let me know what are good unscented bath products I can bring with me.

Is this your first Olivia cruise?

I am looking forward to this vacation and hope all the hurricane issues will be resolved by then.  I would like to contribute to their economies by visiting the islands.  I haven't booked my flights yet, but will soon once I figure out if I am going to stay longer in Puerto Rico.

Hope you are well,

 Debra 

 

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Re: Going Solo

10/11/2017, 7:39 AM
8152! Neighbors! Getting excited vs nervous as I most likely will be going solo.

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Re: Going Solo

09/02/2017, 7:09 PM
Another deck 2 ocean view stateroom solo traveler here! The person who took my reservation said it is possible to switch rooms if the roommate situation just doesn't work, so I found that reassuring. Greatly looking forward to the trip!

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Re: Going Solo

09/02/2017, 7:20 AM
Wanted to give my email in case you want to get in touch- jamievlcek@hotmail.com

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Re: Going Solo

09/02/2017, 6:59 AM
I am also a solo booked on the Celebrity Concierge Veranda 8149. This is my first cruise and the biggest issue I have in sharing a room is that I am a fragrance free  person and cannot be around any scented products- including laundry detergent, fabric softener, toiletries, even sunscreen! I am hoping to talk to whoever I get paired with about this, but just checking in with you to see if you might have the same preferences. I am 61 from Massachusetts. Can't wait for this cruise- I  am so excited! Jamie 

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Re: Going Solo

08/30/2017, 7:00 PM

hi,

I have also booked my trip.  I am on deck 2 in an ocean view stateroom as well.   This is my first Olivia cruise but not my first cruise.  I am very excited to meet new people. I am definitely taking a chance doing this solo roommate thing, but hopefully it will be ok.  

 

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Re: Going Solo

07/25/2017, 2:54 PM
My name is Donna Berkowitz and you can email me DonnaLB70@aol.com if you'd like.

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Re: Going Solo

07/25/2017, 2:50 PM
Hi Cindy, I don't know how old you are but I'm a young 70. I have a room on the Ship it's a Celebrity Concierge Veranda on the 9th deck. I am easy to get along with and I like to party and have fun. I'm a clean person but not a neat freak. If you want to share my room with me. I will be more then happy because I too am afraid of who they'll match me up with.  Think about it and then let me know.  I'm also from Pittsburgh, but I live in The Villages, FL.

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Re: Going Solo

07/22/2017, 11:10 PM

Hi Audrey,

First time on Olivia.  Solo too.  Originally from Pittsburgh.  Yes...Steeler fan!  Are you a little nervous about how you will be paired up??  I'm debating whether to pay the extra money for my own room or leave it to fate.  Hope to hear back from you.  I live in Fort Lauderdale.  Cindy. 

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Re: Going Solo

05/15/2017, 6:16 AM

hi--

I have  booked my trip already.  I am in an ocean view stateroom on deck 2. My friends did not want to go and I said heck with it, I do. I don't know what the single supplement is. I'd rather not pay to have a whole room. It's only for a  week. I didn't even ask.  I just asked for someone over 50. I'll take whoever they give me. It can't be that bad, I hope.

I know a couple from home going, so I do know 2 people.  

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Re: Going Solo

05/09/2017, 3:33 PM
No single supplement. If you want the entire room, you pay double. 

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Re: Going Solo

05/08/2017, 11:28 PM

Hi Audrey

I just found out I am going albs. Just waiting on friends to confirm and of they aren't then I too will be solo. Like you I have been twice before. Have you booked yet? What was the single supplement to have a room to yourself?

 

Andrea 

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Re: Going Solo

05/05/2017, 11:25 AM

hi-they

My name is Audrey. I am also going solo. I have been on 2 other cruise with Olivia.  They were awesome. Thus is my first time solo. No one else wanted to go. My big vacation for the year! I go on little side trips, mostly music fests. like Ohio lesbian fest. I live in Lakewood, Ohio, close to Cleveland, Oh. 

 Audrey 

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