Come New Year's Eve, and till the ball drops, it is the most awaited time of the year. However, if you are a single (like me), the eve can make you go mad. The previous year, however, I decided to not just lie around but to look more closely at the available options. As a single, some choices were available for me, as New Years Eve cruises are a sort of "date-night-by-the-law", surpassed only by Valentine's Day.
Looking at the options, I could go to some stupid party stag, or probably force my best buddy (aka my fake date) along and pretend to kiss him when the clock strikes. Or maybe I could opt to just lay low at home with my dog, and a cheap bottle of champagne while ushering in the New Year. But last year, I decided to pack my bags and go for a holiday vacation out of town.
Before this, I never knew that New Year's Eve Cruises were so popular, as they presented a large number of available options and ways to spend the New Year's Eve. If the people interested are couples, then there are so many beautiful options - celebrations in cabins on mountains, huge get togethers and wild parties in the Big Apple.
It's not the same for singles though, a bit difficult to say the least, but still something to go after. For starters I was deciding whether I should go for skiing to Park City or Aspen which is host to a number of parties, which meant a large ‘singles' crowd. But instead I ended up on deciding to go for a singles cruise to shake off the mid-winter blues off me.
As I live in a relatively ‘colder' climate, these New Years Eve cruises were perfect. It not only meant that I would get to work on my ‘tan' a little in the Caribbean, but also might scare away my ‘single' status and maybe introduce me to ‘my man'.
Now I had started giving some concrete shapes to my plans. I mentioned them to my friends who all readily agreed that being single on New Years was ‘too bad to experience'. And that was when some really weird things happened which I at least had not anticipated.
Originally I had planned on going along. But soon enough, my friends, slowly started asking if they could come along too. Me, not being a big-mouth, welcomed their gesture and told them that they all were welcome to be a part of my ‘Caribbean crew'. In all, six people gave in their names, and all this not only made planning the cruise more eventful, but also meant that we could spend time with each other as we wanted to.
The New Years Eve vacations cruise surpassed all our expectations. We had so much fun; we mingled with other singles through specific activities and games crafted to introduce us to each other. Drinking a good amount of Pina Coladas and basking in the sun, I felt so rejuvenated. I also shopped at the various ports we stopped at, buying silver earrings, mesmerizing silk scarves and souvenirs. Now you might ask "so, did you meet the man you hoped for?" Well not exactly. I am in touch with a guy whom I met on the cruise. And the best part is, we all have resolved to again meet each other next year and transform these onetime New Years Eve cruises into a tradition.