I'm a 24 y/o single straight male, from DC, recently out of a relationship, and if I'm going on vacation, I guess while I'm at it, I want to play the field so to speak. I don't necessarily need to be on a booze cruise drunken hook-up fest, but I do want to be able to meet and spend time, drink, dance, and generally hang out with with single people in their 20's/30's.
I read about singlescruises.com and it looks like a great cruise would be the 20's/30's one they do in April, which I could do if I have to, but the problem is that I'm self-employed, and the perfect time for me to travel would be right now through Christmas. Going later in the spring would probably mean that I would lose business, so I'd prefer to go now (I could literally go this weekend, plus some of these last-minute prices are ubercheap).
1) Say I were taking a carnival cruise. As a single guy who is more social than most, but is not the biggest extrovert in the world, are there activities I could go to for singles as opposed to just wandering around the boat and creeping people out when I'm "that random guy" who is trying to hang out with them? My fear is that by not booking with one of the singles cruises where they have a separate set of single activities, I won't meet up with people to do stuff with, and I'll have a lousier time because of it.
2) I'm looking at a couple 7-day carnival cruises that go out of Baltimore in the next few weeks, any idea if those might have what I'm looking for, or if the non-FL cruises attract a different crowd? Probably reaching in the dark on this question, but what the hell.