Another way I've found to get a fair solo cruising deal is to call the discount agents about 4-6 weeks away from the time you want to cruise. A few years back I called a discount web site in May about June and September cruises. He gave me much better prices for early June so that's when I went. When I'm ready to cruise I usually call around with an open net--I'm totally flexible about time, cruise line, cabin--everything. Usually, if its not the busy time (holidays), I have luck.