Meet greet and talk

Other than the bar where is the best place to meet people and just Talk?

I know may seem odd to some but I enjoy learning about others worlds. We live in such a big world made up of so many tiny worlds. People are real hesitant tot discuss where they have been where they are and their visions. 

I know the library is available. Did find some peaceful places on deck at times where other people were but many have that look of do not bother me! Sad! 

 

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You can meet other guests everywhere on a ship.  Get to the shows early & strike up a conversation with those around you.  Passengers are a captive audience & want to wile away the time by talking to others.  Same thing goes for talks, movies and any place that passengers gather for an event.  If there are activities on board such as games, tournaments or other competitions, participate and you will meet passengers.   Stay out of you cabin & hang out in the public areas & you will meet guests.  

Most of the people I've met were through the Trivia get togethers and sharing a table at the Buffet or MDR.  

 

Generally I've had the most luck with starting conversations with Canadians and people from the Mid-West.  And it's always been people in my age bracket or older, I'm 51.  I've had zero luck with starting conversations with younger people.  This current generation can't socialize if they're not on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  Really sad.  

I have found that a 'good morning' etc will start most conversations wherever you are on board. We don't stay in our cabin (we normally go for an inside cabin for that reason - only sleep and get changed) and love people watching. You have a common theme to start with - you are all on the same cruise and you will soon find out if they want to talk or not, just don't be too pushy and you will find lots of people and topics to talk about.

 

I do think my age helps and I just talk to anybody...

 

Mal

People tend to be more open and friendly when on vacation mode,  so just say hello and talk to anyone around you anyplace on the ship.

Lots of places to meet and greet people other than bars.

We meet other people at dinner in the MDR, on excursions, in line ups, etc.

Basically anywhere on the ship is a great place to meet and talk. A pleasant hello can frequently start a conversation with most passengers.

You notice the common theme in the replies...YOU feel like chatting, you make the effort, most of the time you'll have an interesting conversation, with or without the booze.  You bump  into some ol grump who doesn't want to.. (or some young thing that doesn't know how..) so move on....I will say that yes, not only are there age differences, theres cultural differences too.  Its not any kind of hard and fast rule, but since we retired SOUTH years ago (doncha luvit when a plan comes together?) we have noticed a marked difference in the sociability between southerners and ahem...yankees…..we cruise out of N.O. almost exclusively past several years...and its palpable....that's why we're HERE instead of where we were...no blizzards either...

There is something to be said for that Southern Charm!

 

Dadgum right...wifes a Philly girl, so a man has to know his limitations...or else.....

 

Pretty much anywhere, but I usually meet people during the activities onboard.  Last cruise I went on, I made quite the impression during a 1980's music challenge as the Team Captain!

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