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Harbahqueen July 31st, 2005 04:13 PM

Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06

I was wondering if anyone has taken this singles cruise through before. I am 49, div. and will be cruising for the first time. I am not that concerned with the age group, as I mingle with all.. and love to have fun. The SC site says they will match you with a cabin mate, if you like. Is that usually successful? Or at the last minute do you have to pay the single supplement? Will $500. spending money be enough? LOL..sorry I have lots of questions regarding the first time cruising. Any comments or advise will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you..

wildjen68 July 31st, 2005 11:06 PM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Hi maureen Iam on the spring fling in march 12-19 2006.i have been on 5 singlescruises and going on the halloween cruise option 2 and then the spring fling.
It depends if you are going to gamble and go shopping $500 may not be enough.If you any more questions feel free to e-mail me at

Whiteknight August 1st, 2005 10:45 AM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Hi Maureen, I'm on the Spring Fing cruise with also. I'm a 54 year old widower and I've been on several cruises with these people, just like Jen. This is an excellent agency and they do things right. They also seem to attract a great bunch of cruisers. I think you're making a great choice. They always find you a roommate and you never have to worry about the single supplement with them. This is also a great cruise to take for your first one. How much money you'll need is a tough question to answer. I never spend over $500 after the initial cost of the cruise, airfare and hotel prior to the cruise. How much money you'll need all depends on what kind of shopping you plan to do on the islands. It was nice to talk to you and good luck. WK

Harbahqueen August 2nd, 2005 07:53 AM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Jen & WK,

Thank you both very much for your help. I do feel confident now that I have chosen the right trip & company for my first cruise. Info from seasoned cruisers is exactly what I was hoping for. I am looking forward to meeting new friends as well.

Thank you again,

scottryan August 2nd, 2005 09:39 AM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
hi there !

i was thinking the same thing.
i'm 44 single, please let me know how it goes



Whiteknight August 2nd, 2005 03:38 PM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Cool Maureen, I don't know how seasoned I am, except when I get sloppy with the salt and pepper, but thanks for the vote of confidence and we'll all toast the cruise onboard, well, actually, the night before the cruise in San Juan, as usual. We'll keep in touch. WK

Harbahqueen August 3rd, 2005 08:11 PM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Hi all,

I am so glad I stumbled across this site. The info and messages have been more helpful and encouraging than you will ever know.

WK..will I get info on the night before get together? Do they usually book a block of rooms in a certain hotel for a group rate? I just need the info..I am there!!! :-)


Whiteknight August 4th, 2005 10:58 AM

Re: Firs Time cruise/Spring Fling cruise Mar.'06
Maureen, you sound like you're ready to enjoy the good life. The group leaders will plan a get-acquainted dinner at a nice restaurant in the area and also arrange a get-together at a nightclub the night before the cruise, so everyone who wants to has a chance to meet their new friends for the coming week. They will also make arrangements with a nice hotel so everyone who wants to can book a room at a reduced price. All this information will be given to everyone on a site, set up just for members of this cruise, a month or two before the cruise. You'll receive all this information via email probably around December or January. I always like to meet as many new friends as possible the night before the cruise. But I usually do all my own footwork on flight and hotel arrangements because I usually can get better prices on my own by shopping around and also by utilizing frequent flyer miles. I also like to arrive several days early some times to enjoy some local fun and games. I"M THERE, TOO! WK

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