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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Have a good, put a few drinks done, dance and go shopping. Things will work out.

Old February 29th, 2012, 10:32 PM
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What a ****!!!

Hope your cruise is fabulous!

Old February 29th, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Default Maybe

Maybe you will meet Mr. Wonderful on this ship.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Do you have a close girlfriend who can cruise with you? Maybe an "old fling"

Could be the chance of a lifetime, if you make it that way. Good luck!

Old February 29th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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He sounds like a total loser. His loss in more ways than one!

Here's to an awesome cruise!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Oh, honey...remember: The best revenge is living well! You are so fortunate to have shed this jerk. And, at least it was before you wasted a vacation with him. Have a great cruise, dance up a storm, have a DOD (or two), visit some fantastic places, make some new friends, and try not to dwell too much on it. You deserve every happiness, go out and get it!

Old February 29th, 2012, 10:44 PM
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You should get LOTS of pix of you with a really hot guy and when you get back post all the pix and talk about the amazing man you met and how it was meant to be etc.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:44 PM
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NO!!! DO NOT tell them that he cancelled. Just tell them he's running late or something and eventually when he doesn't check-in he'll be a no-show. Otherwise, they will charge you for the single/solo rate which is like twice the price of 2 people in the room. You/he won't get a refund on his fare but that's better being charged the single rate. They may reimburse you for the excursions and/or port fee's but check with the purser's desk when you get on board.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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HOLY CRAP! Well, it sounds like you have a great attitude. Go, relax, enjoy the much needed "you" time. Try to cancel some of the excursions and treat yourself to the spa. Make this cruise ALL ABOUT YOU! What a great way to get over someone....much better than moping around at home!

Old February 29th, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Single is NOT more expensive than two and port taxes may be refunded.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Hope you have a great time.

Old February 29th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Nope don't tell them, just say your expecting him later. When he doesn't show it will be news to you.
lol Have a great time, hope you meet someone grand to share your time with. The idiot doesn't deserve you!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulMedik View Post
Single is NOT more expensive than two and port taxes may be refunded.

Bon Voyage!
She has already paid for two people, that is the most they can charge her. She will get the port fees back. If you prepaid tips, they would be refundable. Also the excursions would be refundable if you let them know right away.

This is from my pvp who I just spoke with. She said the only problem may occur is if you booked early saver.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Default You go girl!

What happens on the Destiny, stays on the Destiny!

Have a great time!

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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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I'm sorry that the horses butt has done this to you.

People should stop spreading mis-information and assumptions about not cancelling the HB (horses butt). The single cruise is NOT more expensive than a double - you are paying 2 x fares, but that is already paid. A solo is only paying one lot of port fees and other taxes. If the OP cancels the HB at check in she will get those refunded. I have never cancelled an excursion but have never heard or read of any reason why it can't be done.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Thumbs up Have a good time on your Solo cruise!

Here are some positives:

1)The bed to yourself
2)The BATHROOM to yourself (no worries of the seat up at midnight!)
3)If booked in a balcony room.The Balcony to yourself (naked sunbathing!)
4)Get a book or some magazines before going to the port and have a READ fest!

Wait until AFTER the boat has sailed and then go to the purser's desk if you are going to advise them that you want reimbursement on excursions.

Your fellow CCer's have given you loads of good advice. It will hurt for a bit, but do you really want someone in your life that has no qualms on leaving you to cruise after you paid for vacation?? No.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Default It won't matter if tou tell the cruise line

I'll give you a mans and always solo traveler answer.

He's a jerk.

You've already paid the single supplement for this cruise.

If you tell the cruise line early they may switch your rate from double occupancy..The rate as your paying now.. To the single supplement rate.. 200%..But no question on tax, port fees, and excursions..Only one person from the the start of the cruise. Easy refund.

Now, do not use this cruise as a rebound. You will have short term fun. But. It will not ease a bad break-up.

Advise from an old soldier. Have fun. Do the things you want to do. Worry about A**Hole* later. Yes *=S.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Don't have him cancel, just let him be a no show. Once you board, cancel his excursions and get a refund. Take that money and spend it on whatever you want- jewelry, clothes, shoes, spa....

Use this cruise to do whatever you want that a guy wouldn't want to do- watch chick flicks movies, go sunning, aerobics class, whatever. You can do whatever makes YOU happy. Try something you have always wanted to do, but were too scared or it was too expensive to do before.

You can also takeover the bathroom with your cosmetics and the closet with your shoes- after all the room is all yours. Keep the bed as a king, and lay across the whole thing, because it is all yours as well.

Don't be too concerned about meeting Mr. Right. Enjoy being single for the week. Have fun and flirt with any hot single man you meet, but don't let that distract you from doing things which you think are fun.

Anyways, what kind of loser has his girlfriend pay for his cruise and then dumps her before they leave? Better to get rid of him sooner rather than later.

Old February 29th, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Very sorry this happened to you. This guy doesn't know what he's missing out on- both you and the cruise. I hope you have an amazing time anyway without him. I went on the Destiny for my cruise and it was a lot of fun, you will find people to meet and hang out with.
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