Posted January 19th, 2013, 01:38 PM
Last edited by Luv2travel4FunNSun; January 19th, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I am married but cruise solo. I just pay the fare and try to hook up with folks via cruise critic to share excursions.
The last cruise I found others who stayed at same hotel and we shared water taxi to hotel and to the cruise.
I get a balcony because I like it..but if you do another type of cabin you can be out and about to find others.
I booked a solo cruise in Europe this summer and I have one in Australia for next fall. I was going to hook up with someone on a bead cruise (similar interest) only to find she said she needed to book insurance...and I asked why and she said she sometimes needs to be hospitalized for depression
THEN I found out if she cancelled...even though the cruise line was paid for her..I was still liable for BOTH fares. I did NOT go through with that. I'd rather pay double if need be and not deal with a roomie. I'd also rather share a nice balcony with others who book an inside to get cheap sleeping accomodations.
I went to Europe as a teenager solo. I'm ok traveling solo. You can stay at places where you find fellow travelers.
Did a singles cruise (before I was married) where they matched me with a roomate.
It was great because they had a bunch of excursions...and MY roomie was traveling with a singles group.
I'd rather have a travel buddy but I like privacy.
Recently my travel buddy and I went to Mexico..BUT we got two bedroom accomodations...and agreed upfront we may do some things separately.
Some of the river cruises now have single rooms.
Some cruise lines charge less than double for singles.
So I am traveling to be traveling..I'm not looking for a date.
I am VERY upfront about being married. The last trip was fine..I hung out with a bunch of single and married women...as a tag along. I go out of my way to make sure the married folks are not uncomfortable having a solo around.
Hope this helps. More and more companies are catering to solo's and singles.