What Cruise lines offer Roommate matching?

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

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Try googling Singles Cruise and you will find companies for Hosted cruises. They can match you up for a room mate.

Cannot give you names of company but I am going on Singles Cruise on May 22, 2011 with RCCL - Vision of the Seas
#3
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Originally posted by metwo
Try googling Singles Cruise and you will find companies for Hosted cruises. They can match you up for a room mate.

Cannot give you names of company but I am going on Singles Cruise on May 22, 2011 with RCCL - Vision of the Seas
That wasn't my question...I already know about the "Singles" Cruise companies. I was asking if any cruise lines offer roommate matching. You know with out being part of a special group.
#4
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None left except HAL, which offers (sometimes), an inside or outside match. Only consideration is sex/ smoking/non smoking. Had one with Princess10-12 yrs. ago. Even Celbrity did them at one time. X agent said they were disastrous. Had good experience on a share on a "hosted" singles cruise done on Celebrity.
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La Marque, TX... about 9 miles from Galveston Island
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Originally posted by audekat
Do any of the cruiselines offer roommate matching? How/where does one go to find a roommate for a cruise?
Click here http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=21 for the Cruise Critic article titled Fun Facts: Solo Cruising. Note the section titled Consider sharing a cabin.
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As a cruise newbie, I was completely surprised that practically nobody offers that service anymore.

What a world! Not great for the single at all.
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Its a fact singles/solos are a very small % of the mix. I have read 1-2%, which is probably true.More females than males. Try a "hosted singles cruise", available online. Some great itins on current offerings. You can dine with them only or participate in their events. Pricing seems to have come down also; less than paying SS to sail solo in a cabin .Also nice are the separate hosted cruises for younger vs. older cruisers.
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Originally posted by Host Kat >^..^<
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Originally posted by audekat
I didn't put in a link? I asked a question...This is why no one uses this board...you can't even ask a question without getting your wrist slapped.
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If someone is wanting to give a link to answer a specific question can that be done in a private message?

And if you guys let the "Hosted" singles companies advertize here why can't we say their names? I mean i am looking at one of their banners right now at the top of the page...
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Originally posted by audekat
If someone is wanting to give a link to answer a specific question can that be done in a private message?


And if you guys let the "Hosted" singles companies advertize here why can't we say their names? I mean i am looking at one of their banners right now at the top of the page...
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Cruise lines realized that there were just too many problems with offering to match singles for cruises. I've been on more than 30 cruises as a solo, and I would never, ever take the chance of getting the roommate from hell and ruining an expensive cruise. As for Craig's List, no way on God's green earth would I ever try that. There are just too many wackos and weirdos who post on that place and I would never, ever trust anything from that site. Would you like to wind up with some wack-job of a roommate for a week? Someone who'd steal from you, want to "entertain" every night so that you can't have access to your cabin? How about getting stuck with an ugly drunk? No way will I pay for any vacation and room with a stranger. It was tough enough in college, no way I'm doing that as an adult.
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I've been looking for a lady cruising partner for 2 years! I haven't found a service to match you with a traveling partner

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#16
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It would be nice if they had matching programs for cabin mates. Would love to find someone who can cruise in June of this year but its so expensive to cruise solo.
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#17
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Originally posted by luvjftffc
It would be nice if they had matching programs for cabin mates. Would love to find someone who can cruise in June of this year but its so expensive to cruise solo.
I agree, until recently I had a partner to travel with. Now I have three booked and paid for cruises, and as of now I'm going solo. Which I really would rather not do. I think traveling with a new friend would be a great time!
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Originally posted by luvjftffc
It would be nice if they had matching programs for cabin mates. Would love to find someone who can cruise in June of this year but its so expensive to cruise solo.

"But its so expensive to cruise solo" it really is not. There are plenty of sailings that don't have single charge supplement. I have done at least 6 solo cruises and have not paid more then $600 for a 7 day cruise and a few of them were around $470 including taxes and fees. That was with carnival, but Norwegian has many sailings as well that don't charge single supplement. And I am not even talking about ships with studio cabins.