Hey Guys... I just took my first cruise and had a great time. What cruise lines give the best deals to single passengers? I'm not into exclusively gay cruises and want to do more. Do we have a preferred cruise line? Are there any organizations that organize small gay groups for ocean travel? My friends don't seem interested in this type vacation and I love it!!. Ideas appreciated....Thanks
You can check into Pied Piper.. they organize groups on many different cruise ships and itineraries. The size of the group varies with every itinerary, but they organize private cocktail parties on board and group shore excursions. They sail everywhere from the Caribbean to trans-Atlantic on the QEII to Bermuda, Alaska, and Hawaii. They also offer a "cruise match" program where they will book you into a cabin with other single travelers if you like, thereby cutting your cost. you can check out their sailings at:
... welcome to the world of cruise vacations!
Check out Ocean Voyager (www.oceanvoyager.com) while you're at it. They do wonderful cruises for gay groups on mainstream ships. The one I went on to the Eastern Carribbean on the Century was one of the best vacations I every took -- about 18 people. A lot of couples, but not all. Nice mix of people (sex,age). Freedom to solo or hook up. A chance to "catch up" on adventures at mealtimes.
I love cruising, too, but my travel buddies are not always available when I am. There is a cruise Ocean Voyager is doing in May to the Bahamas out of New York that looks like a great deal. I may just do it even if I can't find a travel mate!