I've made friends on cruises that have become long term friends. I've learned new things, cultures, travel tips and more. How 'bout you?
Ive only met nice people. A few times spent quality time on the ship and in port. We are from all over the world so Ive met no one Ive met again. When the trip is done... Its pretty much done.
I met a woman from Australia on a cruise a couple of years ago & we are still in touch online. I do wish she lived closer. I would love to see her again. We really got along very well.
Fellow cruisers are generally happy and easy going ... I think it has something to do with being on a ship moving on the water heading somewhere (anywhere) and possibly having a beverage in hand ;)
Oh ... and we're all in the same boat (pun intended)
People on vacations are more relaxed and happy. I have mad friends on cruises and some times just hang out buddies.
Most cruisers know how to relax and enjoy. There is the love of the sea and ships. We have met some great people from around the world. Several that we stay in touch with.
I learn a lot of too. I have gained a lot experience in planning a cruise trip . By the way , l have learnt how to surf in the flowrider
Met a lot of nice people on cruises but have never kept in contact after the cruise. Only on land trips have I done so, not sure why. I think that land tours are often more like being in the real world experience just in another place. That allows a better connection between people. Call me strange.
I've met great folks and we still keep in contact with most of them through facebook, e-mails and phone calls.
The best thing about fellow cruisers is that they are only fellow cruiser for the duration of the cruise itself... LOL. We have not sustained long term friendships with any fellow cruisers. We had an unfortunate experience where another couple attempted to take us hostage every moment of our vacation. We tried being nice and begging off, but they did not take hints so we had to change our dining time to get some us time. It is also related to the fact that we cruise to be with each other. We are friendly but respect other people's time and the fact that they are on vacation.
We met a nice couple at dinner (YTD) and ended up having dinner and the evening together for the rest of the cruise. We stayed in touch, then cruised together last March. Next March we are cruising together again and have booked a couple of excursions together. Too bad they live in the eastern USA and we are in Western Canada.