Originally Posted by Ro$$
I've never been on a cruise before, if you don't actually book a singles cruise is it all couples and families?
Unfortunately, these days it is mostly couples and families unless you are booked on an organized singles cruise. It did not used to be that way, but with cruise lines offering huge discounts the more cabins you book, families are planning reunions, newly-weds are taking friends along, couples are cruising with other couples, i.e., large groups of friends, etc., etc.
Check the Cruisemates Singles Cruise Calendar as to whether there might be a listing for the date you have planned to sail. Even if you have to pay a penalty for switching, it might be worth it. Otherwise, go ahead and go on the one you have booked and check with the maitre 'd when you board and ask whether there are other singles, and, if so, request seating with them for dinner. And be sure to go to the Singles Get Acquainted party the first night. Most ships still host them regardless of the lack of singles.