Vacations To Go versus SinglesCruise, which is better?
I am considering the 20s and 30s singles cruises with both companies. I have noticed VTG is higher priced, partly due in the fact it is a summer cruise(I am working on starting a home based travel agency specializing in cruises). I am wondering which would be a better option for a single 28 year old man who is seeking a bit of romance. Both are on Carnival, the VTG on the Legend and the SinglesCruise on the Triumph. The dates, itiniraries(not sure on spelling), and price ranges for the cruises are as follows:
VTG: June 7-June 14, Western Caribbean, $952(inside)-$1213(balcony)
SinglesCruise: March 29-April 5, Eastern Caribbean, $686(inside)-$936(balcony)
These are the prices for the shared rooms through their match program, not for singles. The main reason I would consider a balcony is for breakfast and to shoot photos. My main concern here is the availability of stunning and intelligent women(yes, I want it all, sue me) on these cruises. Any input would be most appreciated.
I cannot tell you which of the 2 travel agencies are better unless by going to both you will have to judge. All you need to know is that there will be single people on them, how many that will be on any given cruise is up in the air.
You are right to chose the 20s and 30s singles cruises because the average ages are 40s and 50s people who have more disposable income than their younger counterparts. If you are looking for a cruise with "the beautiful singles" on them it will be a rarity because most of the singles will be average looking, but still interesting never the less. The people you will see on a single cruise whatever age are the ones that are in Walmart on a busy day. One day you may find a hot looking woman (or guy if you are a woman) shopping at Walmart for socks. Unfortunately, most of the single guys on the ship will be targeting that hot single woman. Being a single guy you may be in luck because more single women cruise than single men. Just do your research before putting your money down and also look into www.clubgetaway.com in their cruise section and look at the photos they seem to have good looking young people.
As for starting a home based travel agency, especially if it's a single cruise.
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I was simply pointing out that I could use this cruise as an opportunity to combine something I require for my business with a vacation(which by the time March comes around I will need after 6 drama school auditions....the travel agency is to be my "day job"). I am not expecting any sort of romance to develop, though you never know, but I do hate to vacation alone and would like to be around someone to enjoy my vacation with. Seeing as I really do not have many friends, this is a perfect opportunity.
I have not cruised with either but have been with several groups and most are just out to have a good time, and have seen a little romance but not much. Most just don't want to have to do every thing alone.
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Well I like VTG simply because their website will tell you how much the discount is for (VETS, POLICE, AIRLINE, SENIOR CITIZENS ETC.) you hve to compare the dates (e4x. peak and off peak) the travel agent themselves has the same identical prices ( sense they get their prices from carnival) however I 've noticed that I can get more stuff ( such as onboard credit and gifts sent to my room) if I book thru a Neighborhood Independent Agent (such as yourself) I dont know why you've choosen a singles cruise,,?! I've been on 12 carnival cruises...the ratio is abt 5 girls to every guy. U shud hve no problem finding someone..!
It is simply the fact that it makes it easier to at least locate a few single ladies, and since I am travelling alone it also allows for cheaper rates for a seven day cruise(I haven't gotten my business set up so no fam trips yet, and even those have to be earned). This is also my first cruise, so it helps to travel with a group at least this time. Later next year, I will be breaking out on my own and doing cruises on my own. I simply chose a group cruise to help familiarize myself with cruising. I still haven't booked so I can still change my mind.
Brad, I've only been on a SC cruise but I believe that their groups are similar. But if you go on the SC one in March you will undoubtedly get a much larger and younger crowd. If anything, you will at least get a more outgoing crowd. If you are choosing between those 2 dates it's no contest when it comes to which one will be the better choice.
The VTG one is no longer an option due to financial considerations. I preferred Royal Caribbean due to the fact that they typically have more things to do at sea, but Carnival will work as well, which is the one SinglesCruise primarily uses.
Since I have alot of travelling to do this next year(a minimum of 2 trips to New York City, 3 if I get a Final Round Callback(for Juilliard, I am auditioning for 6 acting conservatories and this cruise is my reward for surviving all 6 auditions), 1 trip to Atlanta(2 of the auditions), and 1 or 2 trips to Miami(1 for the cruise(a few days before and a few days after) and perhaps 1 to get a dive certification) and funds are severely limited I have decided to go with SinglesCruise and book an inside cabin since it is less expensive, assuming I am careful with what I spend in the Casino(I am not an addict, but anyone can catch the fever if they are not careful).