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Northern California
412 Posts
Joined May 2009
Going solo, and not, lol. I am traveling with several other couples, however, my husband and I are in the process of a divorce so I will be in a cabin alone, the kids are sitting this one out. Hoping not to feel like a third wheel, but I love cruising. I am a 42 year old mother of two and this will be my first vacation without a family member ever.
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Laura

Freedom Of The Seas 10/09
Carnival Paradise 7/06
Carnival Splendor 9/12
Disney Dream, 10/2013
Carrnival Valor 10/2014
long island, n.y.
291 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
any other solo cruisers on the breakaway september 14?
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rccl allure 2013
rccl oasis 2012
ncl epic 2012
carnival dream2010
rccl adventure 2009
carnival liberty 2007
carnival splendor 2007
carnival destiny 2005
rccl radiance 2004
rccl explorer 2003
NY and MA
2,798 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
I'll be looking for solos to try out the speciality restaurants on the NCL Getaway tomorrow evening!


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02-18-2013 Norwegian Epic
02-15-14 RCCL serenade of the Seas
04-12-14 NCL Getaway
2-13-13 RCCL Adventure of the Seas
2-13 NCL Epic
2-12 NCL Epic
7-28-12 serenade of the Seas dream Med 12 day cruise
4-18-11 Majesty of the Seas
4-12 Princess
4-13-09 Majesty of the Seas
4-21-08 Majesty of the Seas
3-31-07 Radiance of the Seas
4-8-06 Jewel of the Seas
4-12-03 Radiance of the Seas
4-12-03 Radiance of the Seas
2-02 Carnival Paradise (billed a no smoking ship!)
695 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
My first solo cruises.
I've sailed 30+ times w/late DH and later w/friends, but now I'm on my own -- can't wait!

60+
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My past: NCL (1967); Sitmar ('74, '78, '79, '81, '82, '86); Commodore ('75); RCCL ('80, '83, '99); KD on the Rhine ('83); American Hawaii ('85, '87); Celebrity ('98); Premier ('99); American West (2000); HAL (2014) Princess (Dawn x3, Crown x4, Grand x3, old Royal x2, Diamond, Ruby x2, Emerald x2, Star)
Westerville (Columbus), Ohio
51 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by YoungGangMom
Going solo, and not, lol. I am traveling with several other couples, however, my husband and I are in the process of a divorce so I will be in a cabin alone, the kids are sitting this one out. Hoping not to feel like a third wheel, but I love cruising. I am a 42 year old mother of two and this will be my first vacation without a family member ever.
Laura, be sure to take LOTS of time to just be by yourself. Trust me, it'll be worth it. You'll be able to recharge your batteries and unwind/destress. Enjoy having the bed and bathroom all to yourself!

Maggie
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Oswego, IL
19 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
Hi Laura, I went solo last December on a b2b & it was great. I've been divorced for about 12 years now & my son just turned 21. The split was difficult at first, but things work out in the end. Hopefully your divorce is amicable? As tough as it may be remember to let your kids know that you both still love them & that will never change. Gerry
Northern California
412 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by Seagull7
Laura, be sure to take LOTS of time to just be by yourself. Trust me, it'll be worth it. You'll be able to recharge your batteries and unwind/destress. Enjoy having the bed and bathroom all to yourself!

Maggie
Originally posted by Saltydog1
Hi Laura, I went solo last December on a b2b & it was great. I've been divorced for about 12 years now & my son just turned 21. The split was difficult at first, but things work out in the end. Hopefully your divorce is amicable? As tough as it may be remember to let your kids know that you both still love them & that will never change. Gerry
Thanks for the support and advice. I am very excited!
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Laura

Freedom Of The Seas 10/09
Carnival Paradise 7/06
Carnival Splendor 9/12
Disney Dream, 10/2013
Carrnival Valor 10/2014
Oswego, IL
19 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
I just signed up for another b2b solo for later this year. Royal Caribbean Nov 1st transatlantic from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale & then a Holland America 7 day Western Caribbean. I started a website on cruising, but don't think I can post it on here? Gerry
8 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
I'm going solo on the 10-night Palm Trees and Pink Sand Cruise on RCI Vision of the Seas, June 9-19, 2014, leaving from Fort Lauderdale. I am actually looking forward to treating myself to a much-needed break.
Oswego, IL
19 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
That should be a lot of fun. Royal Caribbean is a great cruise line to go on. The crews are really friendly & want everyone to enjoy themselves. Be sure to go to the main dining room for dinner because they always have something special. The Windjammer is also a great place for breakfast & lunch. Many times the main dining room will have some specials for breakfast, as well, so check the Cruise Compass or ask your waiter at dinner. I usually do the my time dining & once I find a good waiter & asst. waiter I ask to always be seated in their section. Meeting other people is pretty easy as a solo & I've made a lot of friends that way & we keep in touch through e-mail. Okay, so I've rambled on, but I get excited when I hear about someone going on a cruise; solo or not. Have a great time! Gerry
Toronto
547 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by mommysoncruiser
Hi everyone. I am looking to find some solo cruising buddies myself. I love cruising and want to get back into the groove of it all. I am 30years old this month and really enjoy life and meeting new people. If any of you are like me and want to travel and see the world, I would love to connect and maybe we could become cruising buddies someday. Happy cruising to everyone.!!

BTW- I am trying to plan a summer cruise to the Caribbean and another one to western Caribbean next March. I can do as many as God will let me in between time as well.
You might like to view my profile where you'll find a link to my blog board. There are always people looking to travel on the same cruises with other solo/single cruisers. There are Tips & Tricks as well as examples of budget cruise costs too.

NO, I dont sell travel or anything. Cruising is just a great love and finding good cruise deals is a favorite pasttime. I also love organizing extra activities on cruises I go on ....like Cabin Crawls, MeetnGreets and Slot Pulls for example.

I am leaving in a few days to go on a 5-night Carnival cruise out of Jacksonville. Cant wait. Carnival Cruiselines is the best for singles socializing IMO... and not just for the younger crowd either.
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Cindy

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"Love to share a good thing"
8 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by Saltydog1
That should be a lot of fun. Royal Caribbean is a great cruise line to go on. The crews are really friendly & want everyone to enjoy themselves. Be sure to go to the main dining room for dinner because they always have something special... Gerry
Thanks Gerry. I heard that the buffets on cruise ships usually always have whatever they serve in the main dining rooms; that was the case on Princess (that cruise was some time ago). The specialty restaurants are a different story, however.
1,444 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
I will be on the Breakaway 10/19

- Don't have the date yet but since Anthem will be going from NJ end of 2015 I willl be trying that as I have not been on RCCL in 20 years.
San Diego, California
362 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Aboard the Carnival Glory 5/24/14 sailing the Western Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya). Like my recent Sunshine cruise, this cruise was part of the zero single supplement promotion.
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Next Cruise: 21-day B2B on the paradise known as the Caribbean!


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Florida
3 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
April 24th on the Carnival Paradise will be first solo cruise. I booked a suite and ready to party. I work a job, run a business, & am a daddy so this is my chance to escape for a few days.
Jackson, MS
142 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
I just returned from an 11-night solo cruise on the Carnival Sunshine repositioning from New Orleans to Port Canaveral. This was my first cruise without family or friends, and it was as enjoyable — and in some cases, more so — than my previous cruises. I was seated at a table for dinner with other solo passengers and made some great friends. I never felt lonely, although I did take some "alone" time to refresh and recharge from time to time throughout the cruise. All in all, a great experience. I completely anticipate another solo cruise in my future.
Scranton, PA
70 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
I hoped to go sooner, but unfortunately wasn't able to. I decided to go October 10, 2015 on NCL Gem 10 day Southern Caribbean. This will give me more time to pay and save up spending money. I've only been on one cruise before, Carnival Splendor 8 day Southern Caribbean, and that was with a large group. I'm looking forward to doing what I want, when I want. I'll be officially booking sometime next month when my shares check from work comes in. I can't wait!

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Past Cruises
Carnival Splendor - Eastern Caribbean - 9/22/13
NCL Breakaway - Bermuda - 9/7/14

Future Cruises
Carnival Sunshine - Bermuda - 10/1/16
northeast
498 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Took advantage of Carnivals no supplement for solos. this will be my first solo on a cruise ship (I did do a 7 day catamaran trip solo back in October). I am excited.

Any one else traveling solo on the Freedom?
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Mel




Carnival Pride - November 2, 2012
Carnival Dream - March 24, 2012
Carnival Fascination - September 3, 2011
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas - January 8, 2011
Celebrity Millennium - June 11, 2010
RCCL Navigator of the Seas - January 7, 2010
Carnival Liberty - May 16, 2009
HAL msEurodam - November 29, 2008
Westerville (Columbus), Ohio
51 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by barefoot cruiser
Took advantage of Carnivals no supplement for solos. this will be my first solo on a cruise ship (I did do a 7 day catamaran trip solo back in October). I am excited.

Any one else traveling solo on the Freedom?

Mel, I'm traveling solo on the Freedom's May 10th cruise. Counting down the days!!

Maggie
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