Now I'm recently single and am really wanting to cruise again, although I don't have many friends that are in a financial/free time position to go with me. My ideal time frame for travel is around March/April/May 2013.
I've been looking into the studios on the Norwegian Epic it looks like a great choice.
The Epic is sailing out of Miami on 7 day cruises around the Caribbean, which I would really like. I live in New York City, so I'd have to get a plane ticket down there and back, which is a minus, but not a dealbreaker.
My other option is to sail out of New York on RCCL or Carnival and get an interior room and pay the single supplement (itinerary would either be the Bahamas or the Caribbean). All of the choices work out to being roughly the same price wise, given that I'd have to tack on plane tickets and a hotel for a night to take the Epic.
Given that I'm a single 28 year old guy, I'm looking for a bit more of a "party" atmosphere and would like to be on a boat populated with a lot of passengers in their 20s and 30s.
The thing that I really like about the studios on the Epic is that you have your own private little lounge area that seems like it will really lend itself to meeting fellow single travelers.
Although I've heard that Carnival has a reputation for being a bit of a party boat, and they leave out of New York, which is a plus.
If I could have my cake and eat it to, it would be to leave from New York on the Epic or Breakaway so I could get the studio. The Breakaway actually is coming to New York in the fall of 2013, which is great, but I'd really like to go somewhere in the spring.
Any suggestions on the best plan?