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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:00 AM
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My first cruise was with my teenage son, but my next one is solo and I want to know what else I can do beside the following to find activities that are geared to solo cruisers:

1. Check my dining assignment to make sure I'm seated with other solo travellers (preferably around my age)

2. Find out when and where the singles meet & greet will take place.

Any other suggestions?

Is there a bulletin board where solo travelers can indicate they'd like to meet in advance any cruisers who are going on the same excursions?
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hey michelle, for sure go to the pool bar during the day and the casino or piano bar at night. if any singles are onboard that's were they will be. happy cruiseing.
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One other tip find all the roll calls for you cruise on all the cruise boards. I was on the NCL Gem transatlantic last year solo and at least knew 10 others cruising solo before the cruise.
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thanks for your tips!
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Carnival does a great job of putting solo passengers at the same dining table. So usually that is a wonderful way to connect with other single passengers.
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Default Re: how to meet other solo cruisers on board....

Michelle,

I'm going the opposite direction from you. After six solo cruises I'm taking my kids (DD 14 and DS 16), plus their best friends, on Voyager next month and am wondering how to keep them busy. How did you find the kid entertainment on your past cruises.

Now, to answer your question, the number of solo cruisers varies widely cruise by cruise. On my first cruise there were 1600 passengers and according to the HD I was the only solo cruiser (cabin to myself) but on my second cruise I met 15 and heard there were others. Be sure and check in on your roll call.

I don't seek out other solo/single cruisers in particular but agree the piano bar attracts a lot of solo/single or just those on their own for a couple of hours. Generally speaking, I do what interests me and meet people along the way. People are so friendly on cruises that it matters little whether they are solo/single or not. In AK I spent several nights in the casino with the husbands of two women I met. The wives didn't want to gamble and I did. I've also gone on an excursion with the wife of a couple while the hubby was playing golf. I've hung out with couples, families and other solos. It was all great fun.

You'll have a great time. The only problem with solo travel is it is addictive.
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