In fact, I recently spent a great weekend in Florida with a lovely couple I met on my Mekong River trip at 6:00 am at the Hanoi Airport. Keep your eyes and mind open because you never know when or where a friendship will begin — even at baggage claim after flying all night.
Did any of AmaWaterways’ crew go above and beyond for you?
They all did. Everyone was so welcoming I started to wonder at what point will they get tired
of being pleasant? The crew was so grateful to see us, so happy all the time, so thrilled to see me on board. Also, I’m not a coffee drinker and I don’t like hot tea, but the first morning I asked for a Diet Coke for breakfast. My waiter remembered and put a Diet Coke in front of me every single day.
What advice can you give potential first-time solo cruisers?
If you have a question, ask! Your travel advisor or a crew member on board has the answer. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people, even if it’s a couple or an entire group. If there’s an empty seat, ask to sit there and talk to them. Doing this, I met six wonderful people during my Christmas Markets cruise, and it was instant friendship — we were joined at the hip for the rest of the trip and would love to do another cruise together.
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