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Old September 1st, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Is anyone taking a cruise solo in October? I'll be on the Monarch Oct 22nd sailing.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 08:31 PM
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I will be solo in October. Going from Miami to San Diego through the Panama Canal on the Celebrity Millennium. Very excited!

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Old September 17th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Now booked B2B on Monarch Oct 19 & Oct 22 sailing. Prices were simply too low not to add a second sailing!
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Just booked on Carnival Dream 10-20-12 solo. A great month for cruising solo. Kids back in school, hurricane season ramping down. Still warm enough to play in the water and go back to work with a suntan. Have fun everyone!!
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I know the short cruises don't have a Meet and Mingle but there may very well be roll calls for people cruising on the relevant Monarch board. Enjoy
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Old October 1st, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Its finally october! Cruise month!
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Oct 19 I will be flying into Barcelona and doing a TA on the NCL Epic to Miami.....I will be traveling solo....which is my usual way to travel
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Is anyone taking a cruise solo in October? I'll be on the Monarch Oct 22nd sailing.

My first solo - Oct 24 Oosterdam. Can't wait
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My first Solo and first Royal Caribbean this Saturday
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Now booked B2B on Monarch Oct 19 & Oct 22 sailing. Prices were simply too low not to add a second sailing!
One more week mpoole! You're going to have a blast!
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Oct 19 I will be flying into Barcelona and doing a TA on the NCL Epic to Miami.....I will be traveling solo....which is my usual way to travel
Now that sounds like the perfect trip! Have a great time when you fly of to your port in a week! Hope you share your trip experience with us.
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My first Solo and first Royal Caribbean this Saturday
You picked a great ship. Love Adventure! Have fun.
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Now booked B2B on Monarch Oct 19 & Oct 22 sailing. Prices were simply too low not to add a second sailing!
Just came back last Friday from Monarch solo. Not my favorite cruise, but better than nothing. Had a superior ocean view for very cheap on deck 9 near the spa. Very, very quiet. This time I had hot, hot water in the shower.

There is a small, very clean beach around the corner on Bay Street that I went to. Has public rest rooms, drinks, water toys, etc. You can do a walk within 15 minutes to get there. Beautiful aqua water...
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Oct 19 I will be flying into Barcelona and doing a TA on the NCL Epic to Miami.....I will be traveling solo....which is my usual way to travel
Sounds wonderful! Please review upon return, especially airport to pier or hotel to pier.
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anyone else going to be on this sailing and/or know things about the ship itself?

this will be my first cruise. feedback appreciated. thanks.

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One more week mpoole! You're going to have a blast!
Thanks im so ready! I've looked back at your review over and over again!
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Just came back last Friday from Monarch solo. Not my favorite cruise, but better than nothing. Had a superior ocean view for very cheap on deck 9 near the spa. Very, very quiet. This time I had hot, hot water in the shower.

There is a small, very clean beach around the corner on Bay Street that I went to. Has public rest rooms, drinks, water toys, etc. You can do a walk within 15 minutes to get there. Beautiful aqua water...
That's the beach I plan on going to. I did some research on it yesterday morning. I might just peak my head into señor frogs on the walk back.
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Enchantment Of The Seas ~ Oct 2014
Enchantment Of The Seas ~ June 2014
Brilliance Of The Seas ~ March 2014
Enchantment Of The Seas ~ Jan 2014
Oasis Of The Seas ~ Nov 2013
Navigator Of The Seas ~ March 2013
Monarch Of The Seas ~ Oct 2012 B2B
Allure Of The Seas ~ June 2011
Independence Of The Seas ~ March 2010
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Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
Carinval Valor ~ Dec 2004
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That's the beach I plan on going to. I did some research on it yesterday morning. I might just peak my head into señor frogs on the walk back.
They had bucket of beers at the little bar there. I don't drink, but it was a nice place to sit and relax. I was so surprised to see they cleaned it up in the past 3 years.

In the evening, the aquarium at Atlantis is free after 5 or 6 o'clock as well. A lot of people don't know that. The shuttle by water costs 4$ one way. As for the casino in Atlantis, for the first time in my life I can finally say that I didn't gamble on this cruise. Not one penny!!! The beach behind Atlantis is also open to the public.
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