I have to agree with Beetlegator on this one. I will pay the extra $$. I will not do a mystery roommate .... The last time I had a roommate was in college and that was a very long time ago ... I've done quite a few singles cruises and have heard many different stories of matched roommates. Like others have said .. I've never gone on one of these cruises anticipating meeting anyone ... but the privacy of my own cabin is worth it to me.