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#1
Central Florida
984 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Hey everyone!

I'm going to bite the bullet and actually sail solo on an Alaskan cruise (DCL) in 8/13.

I've traveled often solo, but never cruised solo. I have a friend who often sailed solo on DCL. We have done two cruises together, and will be doing our third in 19 days.

Our first one, we shared a Cat 5 cabin, and both agreed that we like our space. We get along fine, but cruise cabins are small! Our next two cruises, we did - and will - still share - but in a suite.

We were going to sail together in 2013, but she finally talked her husband into doing a sailing with her. (I'm glad that she has, though I will miss sailing with her)

Since I had a solo concierge cabin booked on DCL (their newer Cat "V" category) I needed to stay with DCL or lose my deposit.

Decided if I were going to go solo, I'd do something a little more exotic than the Eastern or Western. I had really wanted to do the WBTA, but DCL still has not announced it at this date. So...Alaska it is.
#3
California
1,078 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Have a wonderful time!!! I may be going solo to Alaska soon )))
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#4
Minnesota
1,517 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by thephantomsgirl
Hey everyone!

I'm going to bite the bullet and actually sail solo on an Alaskan cruise (DCL) in 8/13.

I've traveled often solo, but never cruised solo. I have a friend who often sailed solo on DCL. We have done two cruises together, and will be doing our third in 19 days.

Our first one, we shared a Cat 5 cabin, and both agreed that we like our space. We get along fine, but cruise cabins are small! Our next two cruises, we did - and will - still share - but in a suite.

We were going to sail together in 2013, but she finally talked her husband into doing a sailing with her. (I'm glad that she has, though I will miss sailing with her)

Since I had a solo concierge cabin booked on DCL (their newer Cat "V" category) I needed to stay with DCL or lose my deposit.

Decided if I were going to go solo, I'd do something a little more exotic than the Eastern or Western. I had really wanted to do the WBTA, but DCL still has not announced it at this date. So...Alaska it is.
ThePhantomsgirl, I did the Alaska Cruise as a solo and it was a great cruise. The trip itself is great, so I think you will enjoy yourself. The scenery is very nice, and the widlife you get to see isn't something you get on most cruises. Hope you have a great trip. Happy Sailing.
#5
Bayonne, NJ & Orlando, FL
1,177 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
I did Alaska solo (as well as 20 other solo cruises), it was one of the best cruises ever...great tours and great people...
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#6
The Big Tomato; i.e. Sacramento CA
7,412 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I've always cruised solo, and most likely will continue by myself, until I can no longer. Will be going to Alaska in about 38 days - but who's counting?!
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#7
Jacksonville, FL USA
48,575 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
I have also done Alaska solo (3 times) and I always sail solo
and I am thinking of doing it again in 2013....LOVE sailing that
itinerary....love sailing solo even more
#8
Virginia
21,878 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by thephantomsgirl
Hey everyone!

I'm going to bite the bullet and actually sail solo on an Alaskan cruise (DCL) in 8/13.

I've traveled often solo, but never cruised solo. I have a friend who often sailed solo on DCL. We have done two cruises together, and will be doing our third in 19 days.

Our first one, we shared a Cat 5 cabin, and both agreed that we like our space. We get along fine, but cruise cabins are small! Our next two cruises, we did - and will - still share - but in a suite.

We were going to sail together in 2013, but she finally talked her husband into doing a sailing with her. (I'm glad that she has, though I will miss sailing with her)

Since I had a solo concierge cabin booked on DCL (their newer Cat "V" category) I needed to stay with DCL or lose my deposit.

Decided if I were going to go solo, I'd do something a little more exotic than the Eastern or Western. I had really wanted to do the WBTA, but DCL still has not announced it at this date. So...Alaska it is.
Glad you found something you liked. I'm booked on the Fantasy cruise that you were originally on (Dec. 15) and have read your posts about looking for a TA. Do you only cruise DCL?
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#9
Vancouver, BC, Canada
11,103 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
i am thinking of sailing solo in May on the Diamond. I always sail with my honey but he can't go. I know a few people on board and I am a very social person but I am still apprehensive. Just too good a deal to pass up and no travel to and from the port.

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#10
Vancouver,BC CANADA
183 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
I am sailing solo to Alaska in 11 days!! May 9th. I had booked a 3 day coastal Cruise on Holland America and I guess they wanted my cabin, they offer to move me to a 7 day Alaska trip for the same money...so off I go!
So excited ....this will be my second time to Alaska and the scenery is just spectacular.
#11
58 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
I have always used DCL for going solo, including sailing Alaska in May 2011. My most favorite trip or cruise was a solo DCL Med in 2010!

I just booked a last minute solo Med on Royal Caribbean and I hope everything is OK. This will be my first trip on RCI but the price was too good to pass up.

Hope that you enjoy Alaska