Single 30s Lady - Will I meet single men?

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Which cruise line offers the most for single cruisers? Solo cruisers?

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#41
Petal, MS USA
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Originally posted by madcat444
I'm travelling as a single this coming week on NCL Jade to the Canaries. I can be pretty shy at first and not really one to approach someone. Once the initial meeting I'm fine Hopefully going to try and attend a solo mixer onboard this time. I'm happy in my own company and have cruised a few times on my own before but sometimes think it would be nice just to have some company for dinner etc so we'll see how it goes
have a great time. No doubt you will make new friends at every meal. I've found open seating is a great opportunity to meet someone new.
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#42
Scotland
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Originally posted by Thoth
have a great time. No doubt you will make new friends at every meal. I've found open seating is a great opportunity to meet someone new.
thanks Thoth.....hopefully I'll get a bit more "involved" in ship activities this time rather than keeping myself to myself so much
Reckon some new cruising friends could do the trick
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#43
Petal, MS USA
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Originally posted by madcat444
thanks Thoth.....hopefully I'll get a bit more "involved" in ship activities this time rather than keeping myself to myself so much
Reckon some new cruising friends could do the trick

I tend to be an extrovert on a ship, but an introvert in real life.
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#44
Michigan
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Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by Thoth
I tend to be an extrovert on a ship, but an introvert in real life.

I can vouch for that. In fact, I have video evidence.

Hey Wayne, how's it going.

Back on Carnival for us come January.

Vance & Abigail
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#45
Petal, MS USA
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Originally posted by vancelot
I can vouch for that. In fact, I have video evidence.

Hey Wayne, how's it going.

Back on Carnival for us come January.

Vance & Abigail
Hello Vance & Abigail ! It is just great hearing from you.
Uh..oh ! video evidence !! Just don't blackmail me with my silliness if I ever run for congress...not that I would ever run for congress.
It was fun, that was for sure !
You two have a great cruise in January. My next cruise is September, which is Princess to Alaska. I just got off the plane from London with my parents. With the exceptions of the airports and "Tube" stations, we had a blast.
party on !
Wayne
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#46
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I travelled with my parents, but was treated as a solo traveller (as I had my own cabin and was on my own a lot) on the Seaboun Soujourn Mediterranean run this past April 6-13. I was invited to a hosting table with crew/entertainment/lecturers almost every night, and really enjoyed that. At lunch, or dinners where I wasn't invited to a hosting table, if I wanted to sit with others, the crew were happy to direct me to a table with people willing to share, or if not, seat me on my own (assuming I wasn't with my parents). There were various events during the day, including golf games, bridge games, wii for the younger members, and lectures. True, most people I met were older than me (I'm in my late 20s) but they were still loads of fun, and I agree possibly more fun and active than some people my own age can be!
#47
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I took my first cruise solo on the Norwegian Epic solely because they had solo cabins. I'm taking my fifth cruise with Norwegian next month. There are usually two places to dance on Norwegian's larger ships, and I do a MUCH better job of socializing when a dance floor is involved. I'm mid 50's, but I got the youngsters (mid 20's) involved in circle dances, dance challenges (think dance offs) , etc, etc. I suppose to be fair, it should be noted I will get on an empty dance floor by myself if I like the music (Brick House, Motown Philly,Uptown Funk, most stuff by Pit Bull).
If you are a solo traveler, don't be shy, get out there. Remember, you will probably never see these people again!
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#48
Petal, MS USA
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Originally posted by scott8815
I took my first cruise solo on the Norwegian Epic solely because they had solo cabins. I'm taking my fifth cruise with Norwegian next month. There are usually two places to dance on Norwegian's larger ships, and I do a MUCH better job of socializing when a dance floor is involved. I'm mid 50's, but I got the youngsters (mid 20's) involved in circle dances, dance challenges (think dance offs) , etc, etc. I suppose to be fair, it should be noted I will get on an empty dance floor by myself if I like the music (Brick House, Motown Philly,Uptown Funk, most stuff by Pit Bull).
If you are a solo traveler, don't be shy, get out there. Remember, you will probably never see these people again!
I feel 20 years younger on the dance floor. 51 here !
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#49
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Solo, Go to any singles events early in cruise.I am now a Senior F, sometimes solo...Still look. There are some really great looking guys hanging out at various X bars, esp. up top forward bar.Every night.Looks like a better quality than say CCL. I would ask whomever you booked with, either TA or line for a SINGLES TABLE. Do it now, before table assignments are set. Have had some great singles tables with people from all over World.