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NCL Escape, March 10th out of Miami.

Booked in a solo studio

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Have a lovely balcony on Celebrity Summit 8-day SAN Juan to New Jersey April 21. The ship isn’t filing up therefore the price is great right now in case anyone’s interested in joining.

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Cruising Solo on Carnival Breeze Sep 16, 2018 Galveston to Port Canaveral!

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Doing the solo thing for the first time on the Carnival Sensation October 18th, a 4 day to Key West and Cozumel. Every two years I do a 3 or 4 day with my sister and her husband and some friends, but if I’m flying to Florida I want a little more cruise than a 3 or 4 day, so I threw this 4 day on Carnival in front of the group’s four day on Celebrity. May swing a day at Disney in the middle just for kicks! Leaving the husband at home with the puppies.

 

 

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Regal Princess , 7day E. Caribbean March, 18, 2018. Third time of this ship. Booked after final pay on a 1 day "Flash" & got a total of $200 in OBC from Princess & TA. Originally booked an obstructed balcony guaranty. Have since been upgraded to a rear-facing aft premium deluxe balcony! Not sure what single supplement was but total with tax of $1461. Princess currently offering free, unlimited wifi for Platinum & Elite members & discounts to all others. This is an introductory promo for new/faster wifi system.

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Thx for the info. Sounds like HA doesn’t charge the full 100% like other lines do.

 

 

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Have been on the Konigsdam twice. It is their newest ship. That is a shockingly low price ! I always book after final & lowest price I paid was $1400 for a large inside guaranty. (early Dec/2017 - 10 day Southern Carib) HAL never drops their prices till bitter end. Lowest single supplement I have seen from HAL is 150% on their older ships. Typically always charge 200%. K is their newest ship. Solo cabins not worth price. Are OV but very small & forward.

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I recently paid 175% on an upcoming HAL cruise. I find certain sailings have their lowest prices well in advance. Others after final payment. Sometimes I just luck out.

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HAL’s collectors cruises prices don’t drop. I’m doing Panama Canal cruise which is considered a collector cruise. Prices never dropped. I got best price booking early. I am paying price for 2

 

 

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm a solo traveler from Oregon. I'm going on the Explorer of the Seas on May 14 for a short 4 night rt from Seattle.

I try to find solo rates lower than the 200%, but find it very difficult. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks, Julie

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm a solo traveler from Oregon. I'm going on the Explorer of the Seas on May 14 for a short 4 night rt from Seattle.

I try to find solo rates lower than the 200%, but find it very difficult. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks, Julie

 

 

 

Watch for a sale that royal always has. Where the second guest sails for half off. So you only pay 150%

 

 

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Hi just wondering if anyone has noticed any bargains for solo travellers or recommendations for 2018/2019. 😀🛳

vacations to go.com has lots of single cruises many with no supplement ,bklynbobby

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm a solo traveler from Oregon. I'm going on the Explorer of the Seas on May 14 for a short 4 night rt from Seattle.

I try to find solo rates lower than the 200%, but find it very difficult. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks, Julie

................I am a solo cruiser , I will be on the Explorer on May 14th :)

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I just booked a 10 day Eastern Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess for May 1st. I wasn't planning on doing another Caribbean this year but when they called and offered me a great deal thru the Casino how could I resist! 10 days for an inside $198. or balcony at $399. I did have to pay double and up graded to a BD for another $80. So total was $878. + tax and port fees for $130= $1,008. :D Linda

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I've booked a Studio on the Getaway 9/2/2018! This is my 1st solo cruise and I'm super excited!

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Jewel OTS March 29,2019 14 Night Transatlantic Miami to Rome in a studio

Will probably also book MSC Seaview 4/13/2019 Barcelona r/t in a few weeks.

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I am on Silver Wind 6 April 2018 transatlantic to Barcelona. I am a young 72 and am looking forward to this cruise.

 

I'll just miss you. I'll be disembarking from the previous voyage in Fort Lauderdale. Have a great time!

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Will be sailing on the Grandeur of the Seas to New England and Canada on August 2. Should be a nice escape from the hot and sticky weather here in the DC area in the middle of summer. Looking forward to seeing the extreme tides at the Bay of Fundy!

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Doing the solo thing for the first time on the Carnival Sensation October 18th, a 4 day to Key West and Cozumel. Every two years I do a 3 or 4 day with my sister and her husband and some friends, but if I’m flying to Florida I want a little more cruise than a 3 or 4 day, so I threw this 4 day on Carnival in front of the group’s four day on Celebrity. May swing a day at Disney in the middle just for kicks! Leaving the husband at home with the puppies.

 

 

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I’m on a 16 day Panama Canal solo right now. We left on the 4th. Having a great time and meeting lots of people. You will have a great time. Heading off ship now. Tata

 

 

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Hello I have a spa balcony booked April 7th 2018 on the Escape through CAS. My wife and I have more recently decided to part ways and she is on the reservation and does not want to go. I am 49, I have been on ten cruises (the escape twice) all with her and am trying to talk myself into still going alone...I definitely have concerns as I won’t know anyone, I have drink package, dining package and just cannot wrap my mind around walking into Cagneys or le bistro, alone. We always got the vibe and I would want that for social I guess. I am just not sure at all...the singles have the lounge I think to meet people...any opinions out there on all of this?

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Go!! I just got back on Friday from the Norwegian Sun. (which has no Vibe or solo studios) I was in the same situation with a boyfriend who bailed last minute. I had a blast! Everyone is super friendly, and the drink package makes everyone one on the boat friends.[emoji23] I never went to dinner, as I was mortified to eat alone. That was my only negative about being solo. I didn’t miss any meals though. It’s empowering to take the trip that you planned. [emoji1306]I got off at the ports as well. I hope that you have a blast!!

 

 

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Hello I have a spa balcony booked April 7th 2018 on the Escape through CAS. My wife and I have more recently decided to part ways and she is on the reservation and does not want to go. I am 49, I have been on ten cruises (the escape twice) all with her and am trying to talk myself into still going alone...I definitely have concerns as I won’t know anyone, I have drink package, dining package and just cannot wrap my mind around walking into Cagneys or le bistro, alone. We always got the vibe and I would want that for social I guess. I am just not sure at all...the singles have the lounge I think to meet people...any opinions out there on all of this?

 

After my DH died 8 years ago I finally tried a solo cruise 4 years ago. I had the best time. I've been on 8 solo cruises since then . I'll be heading out in May for a 10 night solo. I invited a relative to go with me on one cruise last year and kinda felt weighed down. I discovered I really perfer going solo now. I guess I've become kind of selfish as I want to do what I want when I want and there's no one else to consider:D.

It's pretty easy to meet lots of people. Go and have a great time!

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Hi I'm currently on my first ever cruise and going solo was the best decision ever! I'm on P & O Britannia doing Caribbean from Barbados. There are around 15 other solo travellers and solo meet ups were on the itinerary so I met everyone on the 2nd day [emoji3]. Also I chose docs dining on a table of 8 and they had put solo travellers together for this so I had dinner with the same crowd each night. I have found everyone is so friendly and I have met literally hundreds of people and loved every moment. Still 3 days to go! I chose Britannia as they have single balcony cabins and I have booked same again next year. If you are worried about solo cruising - please don't be! it's amazing!!!!

 

 

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Back from my solo cruise to Mexico...........https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYKpWLTU8AApexY.jpg:large

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I join Arcadia tomorrow Hong Kong to Dubai on my own. Love travelling alone so much more freedom. When you separate you have to brush yourself down and show the world you can do it and enjoy it. It's a new phase of your life grab it with both hands.

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Hello I have a spa balcony booked April 7th 2018 on the Escape through CAS. My wife and I have more recently decided to part ways and she is on the reservation and does not want to go. I am 49, I have been on ten cruises (the escape twice) all with her and am trying to talk myself into still going alone...I definitely have concerns as I won’t know anyone, I have drink package, dining package and just cannot wrap my mind around walking into Cagneys or le bistro, alone. We always got the vibe and I would want that for social I guess. I am just not sure at all...the singles have the lounge I think to meet people...any opinions out there on all of this?

 

Hey Stockton111, I am in similar situation. Been on 20 cruises all with my husband (now soon to be officially ex). Been with him more than half my life, i am younger than you. I recently booked my upcoming first solo cruise on a whim and freaked out right after. But you know what? Look for your "roll call" and make friends on cruise critic so you have some people to meet up with when you get on the ship. I know you are probably broken hearted and dont want to feel lonely. Neither do I. But if you make friends on here, and you are an outgoing person, maybe you wont feel so lonely. I hear you on not wanting to sit in the dining room alone. Ive been eating in restaurants, etc. alone for a little bit now and to be honest, its not unheard of, its not so bad. Again, if you are an outgoing person, usually waiters or waitresses will talk to you for a bit. Hey, you dont even have to share your food LOL LOL kidding!! Im just saying that sometimes life throws curveballs at you that you would have never imagined but no matter what, you have to keep going, keep moving and most importantly....KEEP CRUISING!!! Good luck to you. :halo:

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Hello

Just booked a solo cruise on Anthem of the Seas for 11/17/18 to Bahamas - anyone else?

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NCL Epic April 7th transatlantic. First solo cruise with NCL; 6th solo cruise out of 27 cruises. I am looking forward to the solo experience in the studio cabins. I have always tried to sell cruising to my friends who never have set sail but to no avail. That does not stop me! I will be retiring this year and I have 3 more solo cruises booked for 2018-2019. All aboard!

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Jewel OTS March 29,2019 14 Night Transatlantic Miami to Rome in a studio

Will probably also book MSC Seaview 4/13/2019 Barcelona r/t in a few weeks.

Your 2019 cruise was the option RCCL gave me when they canceled and changed ports for the transatlantic cruise on the JOTS. I took them up on the OBC and booked the Jewel for 10 day Southern Caribbean in February. Disappointed that I will not see the Canary Island now.:(:(clear.png?emoji-frown-1741

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After my DH died 8 years ago I finally tried a solo cruise 4 years ago. I had the best time. I've been on 8 solo cruises since then . I'll be heading out in May for a 10 night solo. I invited a relative to go with me on one cruise last year and kinda felt weighed down. I discovered I really perfer going solo now. I guess I've become kind of selfish as I want to do what I want when I want and there's no one else to consider:D.

 

It's pretty easy to meet lots of people. Go and have a great time!

 

 

 

I agree. I love cruising solo. I feel so free. Have a good time and be open to meeting people.

 

 

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Hello I have a spa balcony booked April 7th 2018 on the Escape through CAS. My wife and I have more recently decided to part ways and she is on the reservation and does not want to go. I am 49, I have been on ten cruises (the escape twice) all with her and am trying to talk myself into still going alone...I definitely have concerns as I won’t know anyone, I have drink package, dining package and just cannot wrap my mind around walking into Cagneys or le bistro, alone. We always got the vibe and I would want that for social I guess. I am just not sure at all...the singles have the lounge I think to meet people...any opinions out there on all of this?

 

 

 

Hi. Even though you are going alone and not staying in a solo cabin, you should still participate in the solo activities. You’ll get a chance to meet other solo travelers and participate in solo activities organized by a special coordinator. You don’t have to participate every night but it at least gives you the opportunity to meet others so you’re not alone. Once you meet others you can plan to do things together when you want.

 

 

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Originally posted by Lv-to-sail2 After my DH died 8 years ago I finally tried a solo cruise 4 years ago. I had the best time. I've been on 8 solo cruises since then . I'll be heading out in May for a 10 night solo. I invited a relative to go with me on one cruise last year and kinda felt weighed down. I discovered I really perfer going solo now. I guess I've become kind of selfish as I want to do what I want when I want and there's no one else to considerclear.png?emoji-grin-1677.

 

 

Lost my DH 9 yrs. ago; we'd cruise for years. Now, I've done 4 or 5 solo cruises and 2 w/friends. I really enjoy the freedom of soloing!

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