FIrst off, it is more expensive, but that is the cost one has to pay for a decent night sleep!
I went last year with my mother and lets just say she snores loud enough to wake the dead. I went alone in September and slept wonderfully each and every night. We just got off the Conquest and you guessed it, I was functioing on 3-4 hours of sleep a night, at best. I was fed up and would get up somewhere between 5-6am and be up until I couldn't stay awake anymore around 10:30pm. She snored even louder this time. I admit, like many people out there, I snore, but lightly.
One other irk I had was a twin bed, it is too small to stretch out on. I tend to spread out my arms over the bed and after an hour or two of that I'd wake up and felt like I just overdid it at the gym!!!!!! I like having a big bed all to myself!!!
The next cruise is a solo and the cruise I won last week will also be a solo cruise. I know, I could take someone, but they'd have to sleep on the couch!!!!!!!! Dunno where I'll go for the free cruise, but it will be in January 2009
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
Since I'm not very big, I would also be happy to sleep on the couch or in the same cabin with someone who snores (in my own twin bed!) if the cruise was free! I've never met anyone who snores louder than my sister and I would be happy to share a cabin with her, and I have never been told that I snore. I can catch up on sleep when I get home, I sleep in a big bed all by myself at home and thus get plenty of sleep, sometimes too much
I understand completly ,In todays society with everything going on as it is Its very undertstandable how you feel . I myself would never take a Lady I don't know on a cruise She might do something that is not very nice .
I was a cruise Director in 2004 for a Singles cruise Dot Com agency and Trust me I have seen alott happen with Both genders .I'm booked for the April 20th thru VTG.com singles cruise Looking forward to that
Anyway Nice Pic THe Question is :Is that the real you ?
Oh by the Way May I have the Honor to introduce myself My name is chetter and I live in POrtland Oregon . I have a Website in Conjuction with (Vacationstogo.com,also known as VTG.com )bestcruisesforsingles.com So I'm quite Ligit .
Always remember that "Life is to Short To Wear Tight Shoes "
I am a solo cruiser myself.
I booked the Ruby and Crown Princess 1/17/2009 and 1/25/2009.
Both Western and Eastern Caribbean.
The Ruby will be built and sailing this November. New ship.
I hear you about sleeping and streaching out.
I enjoy my privacy. don't get me wrong. A partner would be wonderful, but too many varibles to take a chance on.
WHAT CRUISE DID YOU WIN. I SAW THAT IT IS IN JANUARY. DID YOU WIN THE SOP OPERA CRUISE FROM JAN 22-THRU 26 ON THE CELEBRITY CENTURY. I AGREE ABOUT TRAVELING ALONE. THE SINGLE RATE FOR THE SOAP OPERA CRUISE IS HIGH, BUT IT IS THE PRICE I PAY FOR TRAVELING AS A SINGLE. I AM EVEN GOING TO NEW YORK IN AUGUST BY MYSELF SINCE I HAD A ROOMIE FROM HELL 2 YEARS AGO IN FLORIDA
I FORGOT TO MENTION ALSO IF I WON THE CRUISE I WOULD NOT TAKE ANY OF MY FRIENDS, THEY WOULD PROBABLY BEG ME TO TAKE ONE OF THEM WITH ME BUT I WOULDN'T TAKE ANYBODY UNLESS IT WAS BOYFRIEND AND THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I WOULD ASK FOR AN UPGRADE INSTEAD OF TAKING A ROOMIE.
Just returned from my Destiny cruise where I had a travel companion (separate cabins). All in all, I gained nothing by coordinating my cruise with this person. It was no one thing just many small things that made this experience one that I will not likely repeat.
Solo cruising is what works for me. It is not for everyone but it is definitely a winner with me.
(cruzin' solo by design)
Freedom ('09), Imagination ('08), Victory ('08), Destiny ('08), RCCL Navigator ('08), RCCL Majesty ('08), Glory ('07), Liberty ('07), Fantasy ('07), Destiny ('06), NCL PofAm ('05), Fascination ('04), Victory ('04), Fascination ('04), RCCL Voyager ('03), Fantasy ('99)