Thanks for asking these questions. I have cruised three times single and I'm scheduled to go Sept 11/04, Ncl Wind (Hawaii) and Nov 9/04, Carnival Spirit (Mexican Riviera). I thought I had all the answers but I learned a lot from these posts.
The only thing I would add is that it wopuld really be nice if we could get more people to use this and similar boards. We (Singles) are definitely becoming a major "force".