First trip to Alaska and stayed in a solo stateroom which had the private lounge area. Felt the ship was too large w way too many passengers and felt like you were in a small city of strangers who weren't always too friendly and who used their family members to save lounge chairs, observation deck seating, buffet seating, etc. so as a solo traveler you were kind of out of luck. Will never travel on this particular ship again. Buffet etiquette was something to be desired as well and some of the staff were just unfriendly or plain rude. Another word of wisdom to solo women travelers, be careful w some of the men staying in the solo cabin section. Some can appear to be quite friendly but many are just "players" wanting your email address so they can cruise the social media sites and google your name for personal information once they disembark and have decent internet access. After this experience, will never stay in a solo cabin again at least on the Norwegian line.