this post answed a few of my questions also. i always get good feed-back and tips on this board. my question is, does carnival try to put the single cruisers at the same tables or do they mingle us in with couples? i am going solo and dont know whether to request one of these options or take my chances. it will be fun and interesting either way, im just curious what they do with us "single passengers" . i know i am going to have a great cruise (alaska) and cant wait. sept 10, 2003 HERE I COME.