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another 1st time solo traveler with questions

Last post 07/25/2017, 4:59 AM by Malinda. 5 replies.
 
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Re: another 1st time solo traveler with questions

07/25/2017, 4:59 AM

Hi Cindy

Glad you have a more positive outlook about booking this cruise! I am sure you will have an amazing experience and so much fun that you just might book another Olivia cruise before this one is even over! Quite honestly, I can't imagine traveling with anyone other than Olivia! I've met so many interesting people from all over the world, made amazing new friends, seen and experienced many countries and cultures that I could never have imagined without Olivia Travel, and learned so very much on each and every trip with Olivia that I am constantly amazed! Olivia Travel is truly addictive! In a good way!

I'm from Columbus, Ohio, and Lori, my partner, is a transplant from Texas! We're still deciding whether or not to drive to Ft. Lauderdale for this one. If you have any more questions about cruising with Olivia, just ask! We're more than happy to answer your questions. So, get that deposit made, girl! We look forward to meeting you and your friends on this cruise!

Malinda

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Re: another 1st time solo traveler with questions

07/23/2017, 8:27 AM

Hey Malinda!

 

Your message changed my outlook.  I'm going to approach this with a more positive outlook!  Its good to know that theres the opportunity to actually talk and even meet the person that I would be rooming with BEFOR the cruise.  I really like that idea!

 I don't recall the area where you live.  I'm from fort Lauderdale so I don't have the expense of airfare for this cruise! 

 I'm getting excited and ready to place my deposit!  I have two close friends who just took the AK cruise. They insist that I join them for the April event.  I usually do one big vacation every year. This one is it for 2018!

 

Cindy 

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Re: another 1st time solo traveler with questions

07/23/2017, 6:24 AM

Hi all

Of the 12 Olivia cruises I've had the pleasure of experiencing with Olivia, I have been single and Solo for eleven of them! I've roomed with friends, paid for the whole room many times, and let Olivia pick my roommate. Let me just say that Olivia does an excellent job of matching roommates! They take their time and try to match you with someone with the same likes, etc, as much as humanly possible! That being said, no one is perfect! If they match you with someone who just isn't compatible with you, go to the Olivia Desk and talk with them. They will do everything possible to resolve the situation. They want you to be happy and they'll do everything in their power to make you happy and get you to travel with Olivia again and again and again! I was very, very happy with the wonderful person they chose for me to room with! We got to know each other before the cruise through emails and everything was great!

If you're too worried about getting matched with someone compatible, paying for the whole room is a great option, albeit a pricey one depending on the room you choose. Having the extra space is a plus and you don't have to worry about someone who snores or talks in their sleep or stays up late or parties too much or not enough, etc. Either way you go, I am sure you'll have an awesome time and experience with Olivia!

Also, Olivia has "Solo's Coordinators" who make sure you're having as good a time as possible! They have special "Solo's" activities, excursions, dining together, etc. Be sure to check in with them and take advantage of all they have to offer!

This cruise will be a great one for all the newbies who've never experienced Olivia! Be prepared to be overwhelmed by all that Olivia offers! Looking forward to meeting you all!

 

Malinda

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Re: another 1st time solo traveler with questions

07/22/2017, 10:53 PM

Hi.  This is my second cruise and my first with Olivia. I'm extremely leery about having someone pick a roommate for me! I mean what if the cruise is fabulous but my roomie is....well.......it's hard sometimes to room with someone you know ....but with a total stranger????? I'm thinking about just paying the extra money for my own room but WOW. I just don't know. So I was searching around and found this blog. I see there are a few other people facing the same 'dilemma. Well, I hope you reply maybe we can talk more.


Cindy 

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Re: another 1st time solo traveler with questions

05/05/2017, 11:36 AM

hi-

I am traveling solo. I just but in my reservation today. I am letting them select my roommate. I asked for someone  over 50. I am pretty social, nice, clean, funny, and like most people. I hope I get a good match. I am on deck 2 in the ocean view stateroom, a room with a view of the ocean. This is my big vacation for the year. Hoping a good state and federal return for nest year!! I did get a good one this year.  one can only hope!    

This will be my third cruise. None of my friends wanted to go. I am just amazed by the entertainment and can't wait to see Diane Davidson. It has been so long since I have seen her in concert. She is older but so awesome!

audrey 

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another 1st time solo traveler with questions

03/31/2017, 3:07 PM
Hi all, I'm new to Olivia and to cruising. For those who've traveled solo with Olivia before, what has been your experience with being matched with a roommate? Is it best to try to find one in this forum, or let Olivia handle it? Is it reasonable to do a share in the less expensive cabins, or are the quarters too close? So many questions! Looking forward to meeting you all.

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