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#1
Tampa, FL
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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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Navigator of the Seas ~ March 2013
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Allure of the Seas ~ June 2011
Independence of the Seas ~ March 2010
Navigator of the Seas ~ Jan 2010
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2009
Liberty of the Seas ~ May 2008
Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
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#2
Austin,TX
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Joined Sep 2001
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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Me three! It's in my signature
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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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Future Cruises:
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Symphony of the Seas ~ Oct 28, 2018 TA




Past Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ Feb 2017
Majesty of the Seas ~ Jan 2017 B2B2B
Harmony of the Seas ~ Nov 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ Sept 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ July 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Brilliance of the Seas ~ March 2016 B2B
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2016
Majesty of the Seas ~ Oct 2015
Freedom of the Seas ~ Jun 2015
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Jan 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Dec 2014
Liberty of the Seas ~ Nov 2014
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
Navigator of the Seas ~ Jan 2010
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2009
Liberty of the Seas ~ May 2008
Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
Carinval Valor ~ Dec 2004
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2003
Explorer of the Seas ~ July 2001
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998

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#5
Charleston, SC
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Joined Oct 2007
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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#6
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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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#7
Tampa, FL
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Its finally october! Cruise month!
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Future Cruises:
Oasis of the Seas ~ May 21, 2017

Harmony of the Seas ~ Sept 16, 2017
Empress of the Seas ~ Oct 11, 2017
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2, 2018 - Super Bowl
Symphony of the Seas ~ June 10, 2018

Symphony of the Seas ~ Oct 28, 2018 TA




Past Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ Feb 2017
Majesty of the Seas ~ Jan 2017 B2B2B
Harmony of the Seas ~ Nov 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ Sept 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ July 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Brilliance of the Seas ~ March 2016 B2B
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2016
Majesty of the Seas ~ Oct 2015
Freedom of the Seas ~ Jun 2015
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Jan 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Dec 2014
Liberty of the Seas ~ Nov 2014
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
Navigator of the Seas ~ Jan 2010
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2009
Liberty of the Seas ~ May 2008
Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
Carinval Valor ~ Dec 2004
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2003
Explorer of the Seas ~ July 2001
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998

My guest post on RCCL - CEO Adam Goldstein's Blog:
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#8
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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
#9
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Originally posted by mpoole3
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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Oct 21 explorer of the sea
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#11
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Joined Mar 2011
My first Solo and first Royal Caribbean this Saturday
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#12
Florida
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Originally posted by mpoole3
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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RCCL - Brilliance of the Seas "Live" cruise report. December 12-16, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
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RCCL - Enchantment of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 19-26, 2013. Back -2- Back. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas "Live" cruise report. April 13-18, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Monarch of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 20-23, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE
CCL - Carnival Sensation & Carnival Freedom B2B "Live" cruise report. November 8-17, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.
CCL - Carnival Ecstasy "Live" cruise report. December 3-8, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.

CCL - Carnival Ecstasy. Nov 24-27,2000. Report can be found HERE.

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#13
Florida
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Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by arhillbilly
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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Upcoming Cruises
RCCL -
Harmony of the Seas. April 22, 2017

Oasis of the Seas. September 10, 2017
Oasis of the Seas. November 12, 2017
Symphony of the Seas. November 17, 2018


Past "Live" Trip Reports

RCCL - Brilliance of the Seas "Live" cruise report. December 12-16, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Allure of the Seas "Live" cruise report. Nov 17-24,2013. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Enchantment of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 19-26, 2013. Back -2- Back. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas "Live" cruise report. April 13-18, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Monarch of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 20-23, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE
CCL - Carnival Sensation & Carnival Freedom B2B "Live" cruise report. November 8-17, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.
CCL - Carnival Ecstasy "Live" cruise report. December 3-8, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.

CCL - Carnival Ecstasy. Nov 24-27,2000. Report can be found HERE.

Royal Caribbean Cruises:
Enchantment of the Seas(3), Monarch of the Seas(2), Jewel of the Seas(1), Allure of the Seas(1), Brilliance of the Seas(2)
Carnival Cruises:
Carnival Ecstasy(2), Carnival Freedom(2), Carnival Legend(2), Carnival Inspiration(2), Carnival Imagination(2), Carnival Fantasy(2), Carnival Sensation(2)



#14
3,386 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by hktrav
My first Solo and first Royal Caribbean this Saturday
You picked a great ship. Love Adventure! Have fun.
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#15
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by mpoole3
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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#16
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by arhillbilly
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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#17
Southern California
115 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
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.

s/f

vr/chandler

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#18
Tampa, FL
2,646 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by MrFunInTheSun
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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Future Cruises:
Oasis of the Seas ~ May 21, 2017

Harmony of the Seas ~ Sept 16, 2017
Empress of the Seas ~ Oct 11, 2017
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2, 2018 - Super Bowl
Symphony of the Seas ~ June 10, 2018

Symphony of the Seas ~ Oct 28, 2018 TA




Past Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ Feb 2017
Majesty of the Seas ~ Jan 2017 B2B2B
Harmony of the Seas ~ Nov 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ Sept 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ July 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Brilliance of the Seas ~ March 2016 B2B
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2016
Majesty of the Seas ~ Oct 2015
Freedom of the Seas ~ Jun 2015
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Jan 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Dec 2014
Liberty of the Seas ~ Nov 2014
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
Navigator of the Seas ~ Jan 2010
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2009
Liberty of the Seas ~ May 2008
Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
Carinval Valor ~ Dec 2004
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2003
Explorer of the Seas ~ July 2001
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998

My guest post on RCCL - CEO Adam Goldstein's Blog:
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/connec...michael-poole/

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#19
Tampa, FL
2,646 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by yellowbird23
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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Future Cruises:
Oasis of the Seas ~ May 21, 2017

Harmony of the Seas ~ Sept 16, 2017
Empress of the Seas ~ Oct 11, 2017
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2, 2018 - Super Bowl
Symphony of the Seas ~ June 10, 2018

Symphony of the Seas ~ Oct 28, 2018 TA




Past Cruises:
Majesty of the Seas ~ Feb 2017
Majesty of the Seas ~ Jan 2017 B2B2B
Harmony of the Seas ~ Nov 2016
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ Sept 2016
Empress of the Seas ~ July 2016
Allure of the Seas ~ June 2016
Brilliance of the Seas ~ March 2016 B2B
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Feb 2016
Majesty of the Seas ~ Oct 2015
Freedom of the Seas ~ Jun 2015
Oasis of the Seas ~ March 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Jan 2015
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Dec 2014
Liberty of the Seas ~ Nov 2014
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
Navigator of the Seas ~ Jan 2010
Enchantment of the Seas ~ Oct 2009
Liberty of the Seas ~ May 2008
Celebrity Millenium ~ June 2005
Carinval Valor ~ Dec 2004
Navigator of the Seas ~ June 2003
Explorer of the Seas ~ July 2001
Carnival Imagination ~ May 1998

My guest post on RCCL - CEO Adam Goldstein's Blog:
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/connec...michael-poole/

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#20
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by mpoole3
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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