Carnival Dream for Thanksgiving
Eastern Caribbean- 11/20/2010
Carnival Ecstasy (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2003
Carnival Pride (7 Day Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Spirit (8 Day Exotic Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Freedom (7 Day Western Caribbean) 2008
Carnival Elation (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2009
Carnival Spirit (7 Day Southbound Alaska) 2009
Dave the Wave just loves to cruise on spring break. A great time to party for all. Bob
Dave the wave is a kid at heart..
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
Well, I'll be a stick in the mud...
If you don't care much for screaming out of control children then you might consider a cruise in Nov., Dec., Jan., & Feb (kiddies are in school).....
If you book ahead of time (6 mths to a year) then your fare will be lower & you can cancel for a refund if you change your plan...
Mexico, Jamica, Grand Caymen, etc. are Cooler & more pleasant during these months as well....
We always book for Nov. & Dec. cruise dates but NOT on Thanksgiving or Xmas....
We also ask for the military discount, normally get it when we book a year ahead...
Hope this helps....
__________________ Bob & Kathy
Littleton, Colorado (near Denver)
Conquest .... Nov /03 (New Orleans)
Conquest .... Dec /05 (Galveston)
Celebration.. Sept /06 (Jacksonville)
Fantasy....... Dec/07 (New Orleans)
Splendor...... Nov. 29th, 2009
I went on a cruise in July 08 on the Destiny in the Caribbean. I was with a large group of 16 other friends. I had my own room. Carnival is very good at assigning seats for the nightly sit down dinner. Because I booked alone I was seated at a table with 6 other people who were all traveling alone. It was a 7 night cruise and I had the best time with my table mates during the week. I hung out with them quite often in the evenings after dinner. So pick where and when you want to go and you will be seated with other singles.
You might want to look for cruises that are specifically for singles. Some of the big singles' organization used to book large blocks of cabins on a specific sailing. Google for singles groups to find out which ones are still out there and planning cruises. You don't necessarily need to join the organization, but find out when they are going. And I also agree that asking the maitre d' to make sure you are seated at a table for people sailing solo is a good idea. I've done that and had a blast just with my table mates.