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#1
Toronto, Ontario
926 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
I figure this would be a great way to meet other single parents for further cruises and to share experiences of previous journeys.

We are booked on

Star Nola TA April 21
Empress Baltic May 11
Zenith Venetian Round May 20
Epic Rome TA Oct 16


AJ
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#2
Houston
482 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Great idea AJ,

You are so progressive and thoughtful! I posted on your two year old thread a while back. I am traveling with my 13 year old son, (14 at time of Thanksgiving sailing) with a relatively large group of married couples with kids. My son has certainly enjoyed the Camp Carnival activities in the past but we share a lot of activities together such as the ROPES COURSE (on Departure Day), meals, and some of the shows. He strangely, enough loves BINGO.

This reminds me of past cruise when my son (8 at time) was helping me cover some squares and told me 10 minutes into a game that we had won. I tried to confirm all letters and corresponding letters but he blurted out "BINGO" and our friends chimed in that we had a BINGO. Everyone moaned, like they do, when they are so close to a win. Needless to say, we were one square off, and to this day my friends reference this event (to my chagrin), as when Roy wanted to play "BONGO"!

I started our Carnival Magic thread (Thanksgiving Magic; Nov 24) to see if we can organize some group excursions to mix it up a bit. I love the group that we travel with but sometimes it's just nice to venture into new waters, so to speak. Any other single parents traveling on this itinerary?

We are booked on:
Carnival Magic; November 24, 2013 (Is it November yet?)

-Boomer/ Roy (Single Dad)
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#3
Houston
482 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by Ajkcruiser
I figure this would be a great way to meet other single parents for further cruises and to share experiences of previous journeys.

We are booked on

Star Nola TA April 21
Empress Baltic May 11
Zenith Venetian Round May 20
Epic Rome TA Oct 16


AJ
So AJ,

How was your TA crossing?
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Houston
482 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by MinimeAdventures
Hey Boomer - My daughter and I are taking the same Carnival trip to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel on July 28. We'll be sure to tell you how it went!
MinimeAdventures- Excellent! Please do.

What excursions are you planning? We are definitely doing the CAVE TUBING/ ZIPLINE combo tour in Belize but struggling with a good tour company that will get us back to the ship on time My worst fear!

We are traveling with a large group of people and looking forward to the break. My son is getting a kick out of missing two days of school to go on a cruise. I keep on telling him to keep this under this hat! I of course will make plans to get his missing homework from his teachers in advance.

Take Care and have fun in July! Thanks again for the preview of the MAGIC in these ports...

-Boomer
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#7
San Francisco
2 Posts
Joined May 2013
Great idea! I would love adult hang out time with other singles. I will have two girls along, 10 and 9 years. Who is shipping out on the Dream, July 28, 2013? See you then. Jim
#8
43 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
I'm heading out on Carnival Ecstasy on May 25th with my "soon to be 11" year old daughter ! This will be my first cruise as a single parent and I have to say, I have never been more excited!!
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5. 03/25/2017 NCL Escape (First Solo Cruise)
6. 06/01/2017 Carnival Sensation (Father & 2 daughter cruise)
7. 06/03/2018 NCL Getaway (Daughters graduation)
#9
13 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
Originally posted by ajkcruiser
i figure this would be a great way to meet other single parents for further cruises and to share experiences of previous journeys.

We are booked on

star nola ta april 21
empress baltic may 11
zenith venetian round may 20
epic rome ta oct 16


aj
hi aj.. Im from around the toronto area as well. We have been on the disney dream last year and i may we are going on oasis of the sea and im already planning on 2015. Ever go on rcl?
#11
148 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
I'm going on the oasis with my 12 year old daughter on 8/3. When are you sailing?

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#13
oklahoma city
1,754 Posts
Joined May 2007
I will be sailing on Navigator of the Seas March 30, 2014 with my 18 year old daughter. Any other single parents making this sail date? This is out of Galveston
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#14
New York, NY
1,036 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
I'll be on the NCL Breakaway 2/16/2014 with my 10 yo dd. Would love to find some other single parents to hang out with on that trip.
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#15
1,140 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Freedom of the Seas 3/24/2014

Carnival Breeze 7/5/2014

Single mom with 3.5 year-old son. Would love to meet other single parents!
#16
Missouri
827 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
Originally posted by KOOLBEANS
I will be sailing on Navigator of the Seas March 30, 2014 with my 18 year old daughter. Any other single parents making this sail date? This is out of Galveston
Wow, KOOLBEANS....I will be getting off 2 wks before you get on. Have you met anyone on the Roll Calls board? Our board is pretty quiet so far. I hope it picks up as we get closer to the sailing date.

I'll be cruising with my 14 y/o DD on the Navigator March 9th for Spring Break. My 19 y/o DD will miss out since Mizzou's Spring Break isn't until the last week of March, but she'll get to go with us on the Explorer in May.

It would be nice to meet other single parents to have a drink with or hang out with for a few hours.

I am really excited about this itinerary and can't wait!!
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#17
3 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
Hello, I am planning on going on the NCL Breakaway (NY to Fl/Bahamas) and will be traveling with my 16 year old son.

I have cruised with him before and he thoroughly enjoys himself to the point that he spends very little time with me. Just wondering if there are any other single parents planning on this cruise - would enjoy having someone to eat and hang out with.
#19
131 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
I mentioned I'm on rc eos on 7 /17 with my 7 yo twins, any advice for traveling with two kids solo. We've traveled before alone but haven't cruised alone.
#20
Southeast US
100 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Such a great idea!! I have 2 girls (10 and almost 13) I'll be sailing with march 13 on the Carnival Fascination. I'm looking forward to spending time with them...and also looking forward to their inevitable desire to spend more time away from me than with me... Is that awful? I just need some time to decompress!!