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This new thread is for Solo Cruisers to tell people about the next cruise they are planning and for other Solo Cruisers to refer to if they want to know if there will be other Solo passengers on a particular cruise that he or she is planning to book. Please follow the same format so that the posts on this thread will be easy to follow. The name of the ship and date should appear in the Title and then you can write your message in the body of the post. Please be sure to join in and periodically check the "Roll Call" for that Cruise Sailing, as well. Any conversations with other Cruise Critic members are better done on the Roll Call thread rather that this thread since this thread will likely cover several different cruises. Let's see how this works........

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Hi ! My name is Lorne. I am a "late-50's" married man from Toronto. My wife does not like to cruise and I love it (opposites attract, they say) so I have been on 7 cruises since 2007 on my own. I have now become used to Solo Cruising and started to like it. I enjoy meeting new people who also share my passion for cruise vacations. I did this same itinerary last year on Carnival Miracle and had a great time. For me it's not the itinerary that matters as much as just being on a cruise ship and I am really looking forward to being on the Splendor. Anyone thinking of joining us (the ship holds 3000) on January 4th?

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Great Idea! I was wondering myself if something like this could be done.

I would love to meet other solos if anyone would like to meet on this cruise.

 

Happy cruising all!!

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Hey there!

I'm Deanna (pronounced 'deena') and I'll be sailing solo on the Norwegian Epic at the end of January 2014. I'll be in one of the studios and I can't wait! I was in a studio in November 2012 and loved it so much that I'm doing it a second time.

 

We already have a few solos posting on our roll call thread, but I figured it couldn't hurt to post here, too, and see if maybe there are others out there who just haven't posted in the other roll call yet. Can't wait to meet everyone! :)

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Hi, I'm Kathi.

 

I am taking my first solo cruise next year. It is the fulfillment of a promise I made myself in 1996. While on a cruise, I said I wanted to sail around the world when I retired. I have now been retired a year and my cruise is 6 months away. We have a very active roll call and have a number of solo cruisers.

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Hi, everyone. My name is Lisa, and I live in North Mississippi, near Memphis, Tennessee. I am in my early 50s (the new 40s!) single, and LOVE cruising but have trouble finding someone to go with me, so I decided to meet new friends that like to cruise and eliminate that problem. :)

 

In 2009 I went on two cruises with small groups of friends and fell in love with it. Recently I made a decision to take two cruises per year as my vacation; I'm bad about not taking enough R&R.

 

I am signed up through a singles group for the RCCL Oasis of the Seas for the Halloween cruise. I also plan to go on the Carnival Sunshine over New Year's but haven't booked that one yet.

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It is the fulfillment of a promise I made myself in 1996. While on a cruise, I said I wanted to sail around the world when I retired. I have now been retired a year and my cruise is 6 months away.

 

Hi, Kathi. So great that you are fulfilling your promise to yourself!

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Hello all. My name is Kevin and I'm from Southern California. Had my 40th bday this year in the Bahamas while on my first solo cruise on the Epic. It was the best birthday and vacation I've ever had. I always thought, "I cant' go by myself on a cruise". I'm so glad I realized how wrong I was. My last two were solo and the next four are solo:

 

30 Aug 13 - Rhapsody of the Seas, 7 days to Alaska

20 Oct 13 - Norwegian Epic, 13 day Trans-Atlantic

21 Apr 14 - Sapphire Princess, 3 days to Mexico

08 May 14 - Sapphire Princess, 3 more days to Mexico

 

Still looking and planning the 41st bday cruise for next March. Most likely will be somewhere in the Caribbean and solo as well.

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My 4th solo cruise. I'm a little nervous about the Freestyle dining, which is a first for me. Hopefully I'll get to meet other solo's at the lounge to have dinner with.

 

I also have 4 other cruises booked through April 2015.

 

NCL Dawn - April 6, 2014

Explorer - September 20th & 25th 2014

Quantum - April 24, 2015

 

I try to plan one fall and one spring cruise, and try to cruise out of NY/NJ to avoid having to deal with airports.

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Hello!

 

My name's Deon and my next solo adventure is in the next several weeks, thank goodness!

 

This will be my third solo cruise, and I have 3 more planned through April 2015 ... Hi Gayle! :D LOL I'm actually looking at that Sept 20th sailing as well for next year.

 

This will be my first cruise doing MTD and I actually plan to only eat there once as a couple from my roll call invited me to dine with them. I'm looking forward to doing my own thing for dinner the other evenings and will also be visiting Chops for one evening.

 

I don't know of any solos on my cruise as of yet, but that's okay. I plan to have a great time regardless and have already interacted with some wonderful people through my roll call.

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Hi! I did my first solo last year and loved it! It was also my first 14-day repositioning cruise. Met alot of people that have become friends. We had so much fun, that 70 of us have booked another 14-day repo cruise for 2014. They are more relaxing because you have more sea days between ports. There are less kids on board also. I think I counted about 12 that were sailing with their parents. I don't think I can go back to a 7 or 10 day cruise again! Ted

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Hi I am Anthea

Originally from UK but have spent most of my life living here in Sunny,sometimes!!!! Gibraltar.

I am going solo to the beautiful Norwegian Fjords Mat 3rd. 2014 on P&O Azura.I have been there six times already!!!!!!:)

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Kim from California here. I am doing the 11/3 Rome to Barcelona and then the 11/10 TA on RCCL Navigator solo. There are actually quite a few solos on this one and wonderful solo pricing as well. Not sure what I am going to do next but I think it will be one of the NCL ships with studio cabins.

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Hi everyone, I'm Kyle from NY, cruise fanatic since 2012. :) Nice post 42CruiseCrazy.

 

Sept 8, 2013 New York > Bermuda - Norwegian Breakaway

 

Dec 14, 2013 New York > E. Caribbean, - Norwegian Gem

 

Feb 23, 2014 New Orleans > W. Caribbean - Norwegian Jewel (followed by Mardi Gras on land)

 

Sept 21, 2014 New York > Bermuda - Norwegian Breakaway

 

Nov 2014 Either Royal Quantum of the Seas Maiden Transatlantic or Norwegian Dawn Boston/NOLA Repo. Royal will decide for me if their inflated price doesn't drop. Although Escargo's post is making me lean toward the Dawn Repo. :)

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Hello Solo Cruisers........:)

My next Solo Cruises are on the Carnival's Fascination..

I'll be doing a BTBTB=14-days on the Ship........

Oct-28th Halloween Cruise & Nov-2nd & Nov-7th...

Happy Cruising to All.........:)

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My name is Bob and this will be my first solo cruise. Married and in my 50's, my wife will be in Brazil so I get my own private vacation! Would love to see some of you on board.

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Hi, My name is Carol. I'm in my 70's. I'm taking my first solo cruise Dec 1st on the Independence of the Seas. Been on many cruises with my late husband, but now I'm trying it on my own. Nervous but looking forward to it.

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I think you are right. I love a Balcony but thought it was pricey. Wound up with a Promenade cabin. Really good price. It sounds nice. Anyone every been in one?

Carol

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early 50s (the new 40s!)

 

Excellent news, since I'm turning 41 this year :D

 

I'm Caroline, and I haven't cruised solo yet, but I have designs on trying the Epic's studios sometime next year. This coming December I'm cruising with my parents for my father's birthday, and a girlfriend and I are planning a cruise for spring sometime (though she won't commit to a date and pretty soon I'm just going to book without her and go alone.)

 

Right now I live in Knoxville, but for a variety of reasons, most of them health-related, I'm working on moving back to the Florida coast soon. The bonus, of course, is all those cruise ports within driving distance. Once I'm back there permanently I hope to cruise by myself at least once a year. We'll see; my folks live near Port Canaveral and like to invite themselves along.

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Hi everyone, I'm Kyle from NY, cruise fanatic since 2012. :) Nice post 42CruiseCrazy.

 

Sept 8, 2013 New York > Bermuda - Norwegian Breakaway

 

Dec 14, 2013 New York > E. Caribbean, - Norwegian Gem

 

Feb 23, 2014 New Orleans > W. Caribbean - Norwegian Jewel (followed by Mardi Gras on land)

 

Sept 21, 2014 New York > Bermuda - Norwegian Breakaway

 

Nov 2014 Either Royal Quantum of the Seas Maiden Transatlantic or Norwegian Dawn Boston/NOLA Repo. Royal will decide for me if their inflated price doesn't drop. Although Escargo's post is making me lean toward the Dawn Repo. :)

Kyle, You won't regret booking the Boston to NOLA repo cruise! Wait for their free upgrade sale. I got a balcony for the price of an OV! $1,800.00 total with port charges , taxes, and insurance! Ted

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Hi, I'm Gordon from Washington, DC. I did this same TA with a friend last year, loved it so much that I booked it again this year when RCI ran a fantastic special on solo balcony cabins earlier in the summer. Yes, a solo CAN afford a balcony if it's the right cruise. For example, this ship did not sail full last year and probably won't again this year - it's a 14-day trip, and lots of us just can't take that much time from work, especially families with kids in school, they're out of luck for this trip.

 

This will be my 5th solo cruise. I love them - meet lots of wonderful people and never have to answer to anyone else's schedule, etc. I also enjoy sailing with a companion, am in fact a little unsure about 16 days of traveling by myself (2 days in Barcelona before the cruise) but have done so before by car and am looking forward to much relaxing, reading, and pampering. I live alone too, so having someone to do all of the things I usually have to do myself is pretty cool!

 

See you @ sea!

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I'm so thrilled. The promenade photos are great. Thank you for posting them Carol:)

 

 

Hopefully you'll love the Promenade cabins...I sure do! I stay in them often as I can seldom afford a solo balcony. They feel roomier to me and the window seat is great to sit and watch the goings on down on the Promenade. Just don't forget to close the curtins when dressing/showering :eek:

 

Teresa

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Hi, I'm Teresa from Atlanta. Love solo cruising and I do it when I can find a great deal...I've done about 10 so far. I cruise with family and friends also, but I must admit that solo is my preferred method ;)

 

I too got in on the great solo balcony deal on the 10 Nov RCCL Navigator TA...my second TA and I can't wait!

 

Also got in on a great Princess Sapphire deal for next spring, so will do a B2B2B on 31 Mar, 4 Apr, & 7 Apr

 

Teresa

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Hi! I did my first solo last year and loved it! It was also my first 14-day repositioning cruise. Met alot of people that have become friends. We had so much fun, that 70 of us have booked another 14-day repo cruise for 2014. They are more relaxing because you have more sea days between ports. There are less kids on board also. I think I counted about 12 that were sailing with their parents. I don't think I can go back to a 7 or 10 day cruise again! Ted

 

That cruise from Boston to New Orleans sounds great. But with a couple of extra days in NOLA it would be too long a vacation for me. (Wish I could but I can't be away that long) I will have to settle on the 9 day repositioning cruise of the Carnival Dream from Port Canaveral to NOLA on April 5th. I can't book it just yet but I am hopeful that I can go.

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Solo cruising is great fun!

You meet lots of nice people, and the ones your not too keen on you can move on ;-)

 

I really enjoyed my first solo cruise last year... I was totally selfish and did what I wanted to, WHEN I wanted to :-)

 

Very excited about my next trip!

 

Happy solo cruising!!

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Kyle, You won't regret booking the Boston to NOLA repo cruise! Wait for their free upgrade sale. I got a balcony for the price of an OV! $1,800.00 total with port charges , taxes, and insurance! Ted

Thanks Ted. I wish had taken the Star repo from NY to NOLA last year and been thinking of itinerary every since! But I wasn't a cruise addict back then :p.

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This is my first trip as a solo. Have done single cruise back in 2007 with a singles oriented cruise company. Wasn't the best experience but it got me hooked on cruising

 

It has been 3 yrs since I have cruised and going very stir crazy.

 

Looking forward to Sun, Sand and Studio living

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I'm looking forward to this one. Just a lovely 15 day itinerary.

 

I'll actually be doing it as the back half of a btb. I'll be doing a 7 day Caribbean out of FLL before it, but I'm waiting to book a ship (3 available) until after final payments, hoping for a good deal.

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1) Dec 7, 2013: Celebrity Infinity - Ft. Lauderdale through Panama Canal to Santiago, Chile

 

2) March 16, 2014: HAL Statendam - San Diego to Lima, Peru

 

3) May 24, 2014: MSC Divina - Miami to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

WooHoo...Can't wait!!! :D

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That cruise from Boston to New Orleans sounds great. But with a couple of extra days in NOLA it would be too long a vacation for me. (Wish I could but I can't be away that long) I will have to settle on the 9 day repositioning cruise of the Carnival Dream from Port Canaveral to NOLA on April 5th. I can't book it just yet but I am hopeful that I can go.

 

11-07-2014 is on a Friday when it leaves Boston. The Dawn will arrive in NOLA at 8 am on Friday 11-21-2014, which means you can stay the W/E in NOLA! Just my way of looking at it!:D lol Ted.

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Thanks Ted. I wish had taken the Star repo from NY to NOLA last year and been thinking of itinerary every since! But I wasn't a cruise addict back then :p.

 

Kyle, I have found from NCL's sailing calendar (2013-2014) that if the Dawn repos from NOLA back to Boston it will be Sunday, April 19, 2015. Just a little down-time info to put on your 2015 calendar!:rolleyes:

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Hi folks! Setting sail in a couple weeks! I'm a single solo female in my 30's, and this is my first truly solo cruise (shared an assigned quad before on a small ship). I love traveling solo in general, so hoping a cruise experience will be similar. Can't wait! For me part of the adventure is meeting new people you wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. You definitely can have a great time traveling with friends, but the really good memories for me always come when I step out on my own. Hoping to find some fellow camera nerds on board too! :cool: Happy cruising to all!

Peyton

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Hi,

I'm Jim From Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I'm a 75 yr. old widower. My wife & I loved to cruise, and I still like it. This will be my 4th solo cruise. I like going with others, but few are able or willing to cruise often. It is nice to be able to "do your own thing". This will be my second transatlantic in a row, and I love the many sea days they afford. A particular benefit to taking the Westbound TA's are the many 25 hour sea days we can enjoy.

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Hi, my name is Margie, I will be taking my first solo cruise on Breakaway on August 4th, 2013 it was not how I planned it but friends were unable to go, I was so looking forward to cruising that I decided to go anyway.

 

Both nervous and excited, can't wait.

 

Happy cruising everyone!!!

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Hi, I'm Celeste. I'm 57, a retired Postmaster, and haven't cruised solo yet as I was recently widowed. I booked the Enchantment of the Seas for a three day cruise to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral on 9/13 intending for this to be my first solo but then a friends asked to join me. OK, so first solo cruise is still in the future! Since I can travel on 48 hours of notice from any Florida port, I'm hoping to find some bargains!

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