When we boarded our first cruise ship there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no Internet message boards. In fact there was no Internet as we now know it.
We—my husband Mel and I—crossed the gangway and began our first cruise vacation not knowing another soul. At the time, it actually didn't occur to us that we would ever want to "friend" a fellow passenger ahead of time, send a "tweet" out to potential cruise mates, or join a "roll call" in order to have a ready-made social circle on our cruise vacation.
The fact is, unlike a resort vacation, cruises are an inherently social form of travel and it didn't take us long to meet people after embarkation.
While a cruise is a great vacation for families & friends, it isn't necessary to have a ready-made group of acquaintances in order to feel comfortable on a cruise. In Cruises, the Social Network Way to Travel, Cruise Diva explores the pros and cons of meeting your fellow passengers online before your cruise.