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Reality check: Someone talk me out of pulling the trigger on one of the 16 day NCL Joy sailings to/from Miami and LA. The oceanview prices aren't fantastic, but for all packages and said oceanview it comes to around 160ish/day. That ain't bad for a vacation. My season has been nuts (and isn't over by a longshot) so I'll be ready for a nice long cruise come October.

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CruiseBoomer:

 

boy you sure are getting around! sounds fantastic.  I just got off Adventure this morning.  Nice ship.

 

joseyP

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Coming up on final payment for this year's cruises:

 

Braemar (Fred.Olsen) Nov 24 French, Spanish, and Belgian Cities Overnights

and for the back-to-back

Braemar - Dec 3 Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean.

 

Both leave Southampton. The TA ends in Bridgetown.

 

Should be good. Fred is good for Solos. 

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Just booked on NCL Encore's maiden voyage! No port stops, and it's cold af in November, but MAIDEN VOYAGE! There are only so many of those and I'm pretty dang excited to be a part of one! Especially at such a reasonable price,

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I just booked the Adventure of the Seas, December 28, 2020 (New Year's cruise). When I went to book it, I selected the guaranteed inside rate, but it wasn't going through, so I called, and when I looked at my invoice just now, I see the guy put me in a solo cabin. I didn't know AotS had solo cabins.

 

Anyway, there's essentially no single supplement! The guaranteed rate I was looking at was $977, and when I selected it, it came up as $1002--just $35 more. As the cruise is out of my local port, I won't have a hotel or flight to pay for, so it's a good deal. Of course, I'll pay hundreds more for a drink package, internet...maybe a visit to the spa...so I'm not going to save that much by the time I'm done. 🙂

 

I'm also booked on the Star Trek cruise (March 2020) as a solo.

 

And I'm on NCL Bliss in November 2020. Even though the Bliss has solos, I decided I didn't want to be in one of those odd little cabins for 16 days, so I booked a balcony--a spa balcony. Tee hee.

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Just got off Adventure on Friday.  Nice ship! good service.  New years cruises are great. Hope you enjoy to the max.

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Back to Alaska for 2 weeks on Amsterdam, Aug 26.  Then thru The Canal to Port Everglades on Volendam on Sep 25.  Like LoisR I've always been cruising solo and lovin' it!

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Sailing the Pacific Coastal repositioning on Norwegian Jewel, October 7, 2019.  Say hi if you're aboard! 

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Hi 👋 

Just found this... it’s a lot of pages.. have not been on cruise critic for awhile.. don’t understand all the changes...it’s a lot of pages on this thread..was trying to search for info on solo cabins for MSC  Meraviglia...wondering who has been in one and how did they like it?. Anybody??? Going in November...

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I will be going on one of these cruises soon but haven’t yet booked.  The price for January jumped $100 between the time the agent sent me the quote in the middle of the night and when I called at 9 am.  So watching prices right now.  

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My 1st solo cruise since my husband passed away.... will be on the Holland America Koningsdam 10 day southern 11/24/19...... anyone else??????

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Looks like I'll be on Bliss again.  Oct. 27-Nov.3 .  I won't be in a studio though, when all costs were considered a GTY balcony with reduced airfare came out around $200 more than a studio when the airfare was factored in.  As nice as the Studio/lounge idea is, the balcony was a better value for this trip.  My sister helped me realize this, she and her boyfriend are also going.

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On 8/16/2019 at 8:27 AM, Tropicalgurl said:

Hi 👋 

Just found this... it’s a lot of pages.. have not been on cruise critic for awhile.. don’t understand all the changes...it’s a lot of pages on this thread..was trying to search for info on solo cabins for MSC  Meraviglia...wondering who has been in one and how did they like it?. Anybody??? Going in November...

I am also booked in a Meraviglia solo cabin, leaving NY October 28th, will be able to share my thoughts post cruise

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10 hours ago, wetcoast said:

I am also booked in a Meraviglia solo cabin, leaving NY October 28th, will be able to share my thoughts post cruise

Thanks Wetcoast for responding... looking forward to hearing from you!!

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Well, after my trip in April I'd been on the hunt for another.  I finalized booking today.  I won't be entirely solo, my sister and her BF are going but we're in separate cabins.

 

I booked the Bliss again, Oct. 27, Mexican Riviera.  After running the numbers, and getting a quote from a TA to do it both ways, the difference between a GTY balcony and a Studio was less than $100 (with the Studio still less) when airfare was factored (as estimated by the TA).  That even factored in the removal of the solo discount in favor of the reduced air, and the fee for reduced air from my airport.  Made it a no-brainer, my first cruise in a non-inside room.  Oh yeah, that additional cost turns into money in my pocket when you consider that I'm also getting the excursion credit.  I only picked dining and excursion as I couldn't care less about having internet access and I don't drink.

 

66 days and counting...

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On ‎8‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 11:27 AM, Tropicalgurl said:

Hi 👋 

Just found this... it’s a lot of pages.. have not been on cruise critic for awhile.. don’t understand all the changes...it’s a lot of pages on this thread..was trying to search for info on solo cabins for MSC  Meraviglia...wondering who has been in one and how did they like it?. Anybody??? Going in November...

Hi:classic_smile:, you might start a brand new thread with your question on it......or start it on the MSC forum because someone on there may have more first hand answers for you. (about cabins, etc).

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My first solo cruise on NCL Breakaway Oct. 13-20, Miami to western.  3 ports are new for me.  Roll call has several solos since this is one of the ships with studio solo cabins.  Anyone else?

 

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Just booked a solo on Celebrity Eclipse: Buenos Aires to Santiago over the holidays this year (12/21-1/5.) First time solo on Celebrity. Have soloed on Princess and Carnival previously.

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I will be boarding the liberty of the seas in 5 days, this Sunday.  This will be my second cruise that I'm doing single.  The 1st one was 2 months ago.  I really enjoyed cruising alone. I was able to meet sooo many different people.  The only thing that I did not enjoy was sleeping alone.  But I didn't let that ruin my trip. 

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Just booked my first solo cruise, which will be interesting, hopefully in a good way 😐 (Pacific Islands with Carnival, from Sydney in October) . Any pointers? 

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Booked my solo cruise Royal Caribbean’s explorer of seas Nov. 29! 

90 days to go !

 

Sammy

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Booked my Christmas solo trip on Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Dec 23, 2019 from Tampa.  Come on along!!  Key West on Christmas, Cozumel fun.  Easy!!

 

Pam

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