LOVE BOAT really or just hype? Any singles going in January?
I am considering the Sapphire for January, and as a single solo male paying the single supplement etc and getting a good room...I want this 1st timer to be fun, adventurous and exciting. Anyone have any thoughts or insights (even if you are couples) about the fun aspect of this ship and cruise line and if you know of any REAL love-boat events...please inform. Is this the cruise line someone my age should be on? Thanks.
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First off, don't beleve anything you see on TV and I work in that business! Second, if you want anything close to "The Love Boat" type atosphere being single, you need to look for someone that is sponsoring a "singles cruise". Otherwise, most ships are filled with couples and families with children. Usually your 3 day weekend cruise is a bit more single and Carnival tends to skew more younger and more singles.
I wouldn't count on this as a singles thing, as noted, there will be families, couples and some singles. You are lucky in that most singles I see tend to be ladies, as ladies like to take a friend and go off for a fun week of sun, shopping, and relaxing.
I love Princess, but might suggest you look at RCCL or Carnival if you want a bit more of a party atmosphere.
Then again consider your own tastes, there only needs to be one perfect for you lady on board, not hordes I imagine, so I guess it is best to stick with a line that you feel will attract the type of lady you are interested in,, if thats any help.
I'm to late since you've already been on your cruise just a few comments for other singles that may read this post. I sailed Grand Princess as a single about 10 years ago. Was 25 at the time and had a blast. If you are looking for young single women cruising, except maybe singles cruises, cruises are not the way to go. Most people are couples, some married many not, but finding females cruising by themselves or even as a group is unusual. As long as your an independent type person and good at talking to strangers a cruise is a great way to go. I've met many great people, generally traveling with a partner though, on all 3 cruises I've been on. I did prefer Princess over Carnival and RCCL. The staff was much friendlier, and at least on my last crew many of the entertainers and casino staff would be up in the night club till the wee hours. Many of then were single and would hang out with the solo cruisers. Don't expect any thing serious just good conversation and friendly people winding down after a long day of work. Don't know if the staff still does this but it was enjoyable. Never saw the staff hanging out in public areas on RCCL or Carnival ships. Do not know if this is corporate policy or just the preference of the staff. One piece of advice when cruising solo is to always pick the set dining time that way you can sit with the same people every night and never have to risk dining alone. Please post as to your experience on your cruise.
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