Hi...hate to burst bubbles but from what I have seen on this site and others and a newsgroup, it is really hard to arrange these sort of things as "group consensus"...
There are many threads here, but hard to really "connect' the dots, there are so many choices
I think it might be nice if Pat Hagen arranged a singles cruise, but there are so many already in the works. They have the singles cruise calendar there
This site, and another, have "group" cruises, they sometimes have good rates.
However, I have noticed here that many people will post they are looking to cruise but they either have some specific cruise in mind, OR they are just looking I guess?? I have not seen that many "matchups" truly come together
I have posted a group rate cruise that is really affordable on the Valor Western out of Miami, and they also have some really good rates in early fall.. I just booked on the Carribean Princess Singles Halloween Cruise too
From what I have seen on both the singles cruises and the group cruises on cruise boards, the easiest ones to fill are the more "standard" cruises, like 7 night east or west carribean or maybe exotic west carribean
out of South Florida
For west coast cruisers, the 7 night mexican cruises seem popular.
The thing on this board often is that people have some "esoteric" or exotic cruise they want a roommate for : ie, a repositioning cruise, a cruise in europe, etc or a cruise out of the "other" ports. Those might not appeal to as many people.
Getting people here to "agree" or commit to some particular cruise seems pretty hard, that is why the established "singles' cruise agents do better, they pick a popular, easy to sell ship/cruise/destination and offer a good rate and "perks" (ie, singles party, room credit whatever) then they advertise and they fill the cruise I guess
I went on one in May that was not a major player and it turned out to be more just a roommate matching service
, so apparently these are NOT so easy to fill unless you have the backing and experience to advertise and promote them.
You might want to look at the calendar they have here for the cruises...also IF Pat was to put together something for exotic west carrib I would be interested late summer, or early dec tee hee <grin>
see..we all have picky picky interests I do think haha
If anyone is still interested in a cheap cruise to the exotic western late summer or early dec, let me know, PM me thanks