I have been cruising for many years. In earlier years, there were plenty of singles and there was great nightlife. The last 6 times that I have cruised, my best friend was a book. I even went twice on the Allure of the Seas (6000 people), and I don't think that there was a single on the ship. I have previously tried the singles groups. They were Older crowds, and there was a good reason why many were still single.
I am trying to to find a time of year, or cruise line, or Port, or destination that would have a fair number of middle aged single people who don't go to bed at 10 pm.
I have searched the net, and it seems that there is no consensus, nor reviews on this matter.
Someone said that New Years cruises out of Florida were pretty festive, and had a fair number of singles. Has anybody had any recent experiences in the States over New Years (or any other period) on a lively boat to usher in 2014?