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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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ireally would like to cruise by myself and not be beholding to a roommate's desires. isthere a cruiseline that goes to alaska where the single supplement charge is reasonable?
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If you have an Oceanview or Interior cabin, the single supplement would be 150% of the fare on Princess which I'd highly recommend. You might want to stop by AAA and pick up some brochures for the various cruise lines that travel to Alaska. You can get a better rate than AAA from an online agency.
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I have never found AAA to have the best prices. I would suggest doing a lot of preliminary research using the on line sites here, so that you are well informed, then choose a good travel agent.
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I have to disagree as well..Ever time in the past years I checked AAA, they were always higher.
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To clarify - I did NOT recommend AAA ... just that it was a handy place to go to pick up brochures. I recommended an online cruise TA - in my case, Nancy B.
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I reread it and it's my bad.....sorry
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My bad, too. Read your post too quickly.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:11 AM
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ireally would like to cruise by myself and not be beholding to a roommate's desires. isthere a cruiseline that goes to alaska where the single supplement charge is reasonable?
I cruise solo on a regular basis, and I would have to recommend Holland America. They have some of the most reasonable single supplements of all the major cruise lines. The only ones I've found to be better are some of the luxury lines, but then with them you're paying a much higher initial fare.

Take a look at Holland America and see if they meet your needs.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:16 AM
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ireally would like to cruise by myself and not be beholding to a roommate's desires
Just wanted to make a comment about this ...

Whether or not you are beholden to a roommate's desires depends on the relationship you establish long before the cruise. If that is the ONLY reason you want to sail solo, then maybe you are making a mistake in assuming that if you share a cabin you will be joined at the hip with the sharee.

Just establish your ground rules when initially exploring the possible share. Let the roommate know that you like to do your own thing and won't be joined with her at the hip. If she wants to join you for something you happen to be doing, fine. But you're not going to adjust your plans according to her desires.

I've found many share arrangements work out fine if there is a clear line of communication set up long before the cruise begins, and often you will have a pair of roommates who will rarely been seen around the ship together, with the possible exception of dinner. It's not that they don't like each other ... it's just that one likes doing things that are totally different from the tastes of the other. And, there's nothing wrong with that.

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I cruised Crystal solo few years ago, it was the cheapest at that time,may be you can check to know more about. Good luck. MTL
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When I was single, I cruised twice with 2 different friends. One was fine. We are both very independent and went our separate ways most of the time, meeting up for dinner. The other felt like a bloody leach! And, honestly, I would have guessed the reverse to be true. It can be very hard to establish rules beforehand. These were both good, long term friends and both times I thought we had established how things would go.

I am lucky in that my DH prefers my style of travel. We are so NOT joined at the hip. We usually pick one port to explore together, then wing it the rest of the time. Some couples think that is wrong, but we enjoy our travels together and love having new things to tell each other about.
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