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Singles Cruise Calendar - 2005

CruiseMates Singles Editor

Beginning my sixth year as Cruisemates Singles Editor, I am, once again, amazed by the increasing popularity of solo cruising. The list of organized singles cruises just gets bigger and bigger, the themes more varied, and the destinations increasingly exotic. Eleven agencies list over 70 cruises and most tell me they will be expanding their list throughout 2005. Most offer free roommate matching service and provide experienced onboard coordinators to host a myriad of activities.

Among themes offered this year: Vacations to Go is hosting a unique (and much requested) "Single Parents and Kids" cruise. All Christian Cruises has guest speakers and inspirational workshops. Singles Travel International offers a dazzling "Gourmet Danube" cruise in Europe, and Amazing Journeys, for Jewish singles, will be going to Rio for "Carinivale.

When I first began cruising single many years ago, it was all "party hearty" young folks in their 20s and 30s, but now several agencies, such as Binnacle Travel and Cruising for Love are attracting the more upscale "mature" cruiser, while Escapade and All Travels International have several cruises scheduled for over 35 singles. Of course, SinglesCruise.com is till the favorite of the livelier set, thanks to genial coordinator Barry Helfanbein.

The eastern and western Caribbean itineraries remain the most popular, with 25 cruises scheduled so far. Alaska is second, followed by the west coast and Hawaii. But foreign destinations are increasing to ports in Scotland, Ireland, London, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, Nova Scotia, Germany, Austria, China, Scandinavia and Russia.

Cruise lines, recognizing the increasing popularity of passengers cruising solo, are placing more and more dance hosts onboard. Crystal, Cunard, Delta Queen, Holland America, Royal Caribbean International, Silver Seas, and World Expedition Cruises all have gentlemen hosts to keep the girls on their feet and swaying to the rhythm.

I will be updating the calendar in the spring when all agencies will have their holiday schedules ready. And I urge you to book early for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Years, because agents advise these cruises are always complete sell-outs.

Be sure to check Cruisemates Singles Message Board often for other interesting news and tidbits throughout the year, and remember: I am always happy to try and answer any questions or help in any way possible to make your singles cruise a cruise to remember.


Aim Higher Travel / Majestic Sun Tours www.aimhighertravel.com Liz Vollan 877-752-1858 or 800-995-7245

All prices double occupancy. No single supplement with guaranteed share program. Call for single occupancy rates. Early Booking Discount three months or more in advance of cruise date.

  • 09/24/05 – 11-night Hawaii singles cruise on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver to Honolulu. Five days at sea followed by visits to Hilo, Lahaina (2 days), Nawiliwili (Kauai), Kailua-Kona and Honolulu. Prices start at $995 inside plus $195 port taxes.
  • 12/03/05 – 5-night Western Caribbean singles cruise on Celebrity's Zenith from Miami to Key West and Grand Cayman. Prices start at $361 plus $141 port taxes.


Allsinglestravel.com Eric Kravitz www.allsinglestravel.com 800-717-3231 All Singles Travel sends one coordinator for every 20 persons to organize group activities, group dining, and hosts welcome aboard cocktail party. Free roommate matching on all cabin categories as to same sex, smoking preferences, and approximate ages. Rates listed are double occupancy. Single supplements available.

  • 08/14/05 - Cruise of New England and Canada on RCI's Enchantment of the Seas from Philadelphia to Martha's Vineyard; Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. $899 inside, $1099 ocean view, $1499 balcony, plus tax.
  • 09/07/05 – Greece and Turkey singles cruise on Golden Star Cruises' Agean I, land/cruise package featuring 2 nights in Athens, one night in Meteora, 2 nights each on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and a 4 day/3 night cruise from Mykonos to Rhodes, Crete, and Patmos, Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey. $2299 plus tax including air from JFK, all hotels and tours in Athens and Meteora, based on superior inside cabins.
  • 10/01/05 – 7-night Mediterranean Delights singles cruise from Barcelona on RCI's Splendor of the Seas to Nice and Marseilles, France; plus Florence, Rome, and Naples/Sorrento, Italy. $789 inside, $969 ocean view, $1289 balcony, plus $169 port taxes.
  • 12/10/05 – 7-night Talent Express cruise of the Caribbean on RCI's Navigator of the Seas from Miami to Jamaica, Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Prices start at $995 inside plus $139 port taxes.

All Christian Cruises www.allchristiancruises.com 1-888-43Jesus

All prices are for double occupancy. Call for single occupancy rates. Roommate matches available. Some cruise prices will have an additional conference fee that covers all aspects relating to the conference such as concerts, teachings, workshops, etc. Call agency for details. Discounts for groups and church leaders may travel for free.

  • 09/01/05 – 4-night Christian Singles Labor Day Cruise on Carnival's Celebration from Jacksonville to Freeport and Nassau. $549 inside, $599 ocean view including port taxes.
  • 12/17/05 – Christian Singles cruise on Carnival's Glory from Port Canaveral to Key West, Belize, Cozumel, Progresso, Yucatan. $799 inside; $949 ocean view, $1099 balcony.

Amazing Journeys Bill Cartiff, Travel Director www.amazingjourneys.net 1-800-734-0493

Cruises for Jewish singles. Coordinators on each cruise. Onboard cocktail parties, exclusive and customized shore excursions, roommate matching, all non-smoking. Early bird discount. Call for details. All rates include port taxes and other fees. Targeting Jewish singles 20s-40s and some 30s-50s.

  • 08/12/05 - 7-night Alaska Singles Cruise for Jewish Adults of all ages from Vancouver on Celebrity Cruise Line's Summit Legend, plus optional 2 day pre-cruise in Vancouver and optional 3-night post cruise in Alaska's interior. $1799 inside, $2099 ocean view, $2499 balcony.
  • 09/01/05 – 4-night "End of Summer Party Cruise" for Jewish singles in their 20s, 30s & 40s on Carnival's Triumph from New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia. $499 inside, $559 ocean view, $649 balcony plus $155.52 port taxes.
  • 12/24/05 – 13th annual 20s, 30s, 40s Singles New Year's cruise, eight-nights round-trip San Juan on Celebrity's Constellation to Aruba, Dominica, and Curacao. New Year's party held at the historic El San Juan Resort Hotel. Prices start at $1969 which includes all taxes and onboard gratuities. (This cruise sold out last year in July.)

Cruises, Inc. www.Ship4Fun.com Kathryn Zawacki 1-877-SHIP4FUN (744-7438)
  • 12/11/05 – 7-day Single Senior Citizens (ages 55 & over) Western Caribbean Cruise on Holland America's Westerdam from Fort Lauderdale to Half-Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Single occupancy rates: $970 inside; $1126.90 ocean view; $1605.70 balcony. Double occupancy rates: $712.60 inside; $817.20 ocean view; $938.80 balcony. Prices include taxes and port charges. $350 deposit due by 07/15/05. Planned get-acquainted and group activities.

Cruising For Love www.cruisingforlove.com Ann Rotman 1-866-451-5027

Over 25 years of experience with singles events and singles travel. All rates are per person, double occupancy. Complimentary roommate matching; Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party, group get-togethers; Cruise Coordinator on every cruise, pre-Cruise Emailing. Rates based on availability and subject to change at any time until reservation is made. Note: After reservation is booked, access is given to the specific message board for that cruise to get acquainted with fellow passengers before sailing.

  • 08/21/05 – 7-night Alaska Singles Cruise from Seattle on NCL's Norwegian Star to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, B.C. $819 inside, $1069 outside, plus $205.77 port charges/taxes.
  • 10/07/05 – 3-night Columbus Day Weekend Singles Cruise from Miami on Carnival's Fascination to Nassau. $189 inside, $219 outside, plus $122.21 port charges/taxes.
  • 11/21/05 – 5-night Thanksgiving Week Singles Cruise from Tampa on Carnival's Inspiration to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. $375 inside, $455 outside, plus $153.33 port charges/taxes.
  • 12/29/05 – 3-night New Year's Singles Cruise on Carnival's Fantasy from Port Canaveral to Nassau. $490 inside, $550 ocean view, plus $122.63 port taxes.
  • 01/15/06 – 6-night Western Caribbean Singles Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Carnival's Liberty to Freeport, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. $410 inside; $530 ocean view, plus $195.01 port taxes.
  • 02/25/06 – 5-night Mardi Gras Singles Cruise on Carnival's Sensation from New Orleans to Costa Maya and Cozumel. $390 inside; $470 ocean view, plus $122.63 port taxes.

Escapade Cruises www.singlescruises-tours.com/ Jeanne Steinberg888-775-0288 ext 241 All prices double occupancy and include port charges and all taxes. Free roommate matching. Call for single occupancy rates.
  • 07/22/05 – 3-night Bahamas Young Singles Cruise (20-30s only) from Miami on Carnival's Fascination to Nassau. Rates start at $482 inside; $522 ocean view.
  • 07/28/05 – 4-night Western Caribbean Single Parents Cruise (Bring the kids!) on Carnival's Imagination from Miami to Key West and Cozumel. Rates start at $531 inside; $631 ocean view.
  • 08/11/05 – 4-night Western Caribbean Singles (40+) from Fort Lauderdale on RCI's Empress of the Seas to Key West and Cozumel. Rates start at $516 inside; $567 ocean view.
  • 08/21/05 – 7-night Alaska Singles Cruise (ages 30+) on NCL's Norwegian Star (sold out last year) from Seattle to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria. Rates start at $1024.77 inside cabin; $1274.77 ocean view.
  • 10/24/05 – 7-night Halloween Singles Cruise (Option #1) on Carnival's Legend from Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique. Rates start at $720 inside; $1020 balcony.
  • 10/29/05 – 7-night Halloween Singles Cruise (Option #2) on Carnival's Glory from Port Canaveral to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Rates start at $684 inside; $784 ocean view; $984 balcony.
  • 11/27/05 – 7-night Eastern Caribbean Mature Singles Cruise on the Costa Mediterranea from Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St. Thomas, Casa de Campo, and Nassau. Rates start at $719.23.
  • 12/10/05 - 7-night "Best of Tahiti" Singles Tahiti cruises on Seven Seas Cruises 6-star luxury ship Paul Gauguin from Papeete, Tahiti to Raiatea, Tahaa (Motu Mahana) Bora-Bora, and Moorea. Prices start at $2329.
  • 03/18/06 – 8-night Exotic Western Caribbean Singles (30+) Cruise on Carnival's Liberty from Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel, Mexico; Limon, Costa Rica; and Colon, Panama. Rates to be announced.
  • 04/02/06 – 8-night Southern Caribbean Singles (30+) Cruise on Carnival's Legend from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique. Rates to be announced.
  • 05/07/06 – 7-night Eastern Caribbean Singles (30+) Cruise on Carnival's Valor from Miami to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Rates to be announced.

Singles At Sea 1-800-362-5918 Match program for cabinmates available, organized singles cocktail parties/mixers, exclusive singles dining, afternoon tea.

  • 09/28/05 - 7-night Singles Cruise on Crystal Cruise Lines' Harmony round-trip from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarto. Inside stateroom $1295 double occupancy, $1585 single occupancy; outside with picture window, $1495 double, $1835 single; outside with verandah $1995 double, $2645 single.
  • 11/06/05 - 10-night Panama Canal Singles Cruise on Crystal Cruise Lines' Symphony from Los Angeles to Caldera, Costa Rica. Ports of call include Tortola, St. Barts, and Aruba. Outside stateroom with picture window $2095 double occupancy, $2570 single occupany; stateroom with verandah $3495 double; $4645 single.

www.SinglesCruise.com www.SinglesCruise.com Jill Fischer, Director 800-393-5000

All prices double occupancy. For those traveling alone, a cabin mate will be assigned according to sex and smoking preference; Inquire about single supplement for single occupancy; Private cruise coordinators for each group to organize cocktail parties, games, dances, shore excursions. Free tee shirt. Optional e-mail exchange 3-4 weeks prior to sailing. $15.00 processing fee added to price of cruise.

  • 07/22/05 – 3-night Bahamas Young Singles Cruise (20-30s only) from Miami on Carnival's Fascination to Nassau. Rates start at $359 plus $123 port taxes.
  • 07/28/05 – 4-night Western Caribbean Single Parents Cruise (Bring the kids!) on Carnival's Imagination from Miami to Key West and Cozumel. Rates start at $399 plus $117 port taxes.
  • 08/11/05 – 4-night Western Caribbean 40s-plus Singles Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on RCI's Empress of the Seas to Key West and Cozumel. Rates start at $399 plus $117 port taxes.
  • 08/20/05 – 7-night European Mediterranean Singles Cruise on RCI's Splendour of the Seas from Barcelona, Spain to Marseille, France; Ville France (Nice); Livorno (Florence/Pisa) Civitavecchia (Rome), and Naples, Italy. Rates start at $1199 plus $170 port taxes. Airfare not included.
  • 09/04/05 – 7-night Labor Day Singles Cruise on Carnival's Miracle from Tampa to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Belize. Rates start at $499 plus $191 port taxes.
  • 10/24/05 – 7-night Halloween Singles Cruise (Option #1) on Carnival's Legend from Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique. Rates start at $550 plus $170 port taxes.
  • 10/29/05 – 7-night Halloween Singles Cruise (Option #2) on Carnival's Glory from Port Canaveral to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Rates start at $499 plus $185 port taxes.
  • 11/26/05 – 7-night Thanksgiving Singles Cruise on Carnival's Triumph from Miami to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios. Rates start at $399 plus $180 port taxes.
  • 12/05/05 - 6-night Wine Lovers Singles Cruise on Carnival's newest ship, Liberty, from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport, Grand Caymen, and Cozumel. Bob Dickinson, president of Carnival Cruise Lines will be onboard to host the first annual Presidential Wine Club (Must become a member @ $39.99). Exclusive wine tastings and seminars and all singles events. Rates start at $499 plus $196 port charges.
  • 12/10/05 – 7-night "Best of Tahiti" Singles Cruise Seven Seas Cruises 6-star luxury ship Paul Gauguin from Papeete, Tahiti to Raiatea, Tahaa (Motu Mahana) Bora-Bora, and Moorea. Prices start at $2099 plus $230 port taxes. Airfare not included.
  • 12/20/05 – 3-night Bahamas Singles Cruise on RCI's Majesty of the Seas to Coco cay and Bahamas. Rates start at $399 plus $106 port taxes.
  • 01/15/06 - 6-night "Winter Getaway" Singles Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Carnival's Liberty to Freeport, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Rates start at $595. Port taxes and all fees included.
  • 01/27/06 - 8-night "Exotic Mexican Riviera" Singles Cruise on Carnival's Spirit from San Diego, CA. to Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and Manzanillo. Rates start at $755. Port taxes and all fees included.

Singles Travel International www.singlestravelintl.com Tammy Weiler tammy@singlestravelintl.com 877-SOLO-TRIP (765-6875) Cruises include singles dining, breakfast club, welcome and farewell parties as well as daily activities and group activities in every port! All rates are based on double occupancy, single occupancy and free, guaranteed, roommate matching available. Free Air Promotion: Make your reservation by December 29, 2005, bring a friend of the opposite sex and we'll pay your airfare! (up to $250).

  • 10/05/05 - 9-Night China and Yangtze River Cruise/Tour from Beijing to Shanghai with visits to Xian and 3 nights aboard the new Viking Century Star, All Balcony vessel on the Yangtze River. Private Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party, singles only dining, all shore excursions/tours. Prices start at $2,280 plus $84 port taxes and government fees. Promotion: Pay in full by December 17 and receive $250 off double and $500 off single occupancy.
  • 12/31/05 - 5-night "6th Annual New Year's Eve Singles Cruise" from Miami on Celebrity Cruises' Zenith to Port Antonio, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Private Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party, Breakfast Club, Singles Only Dining with Special Guest Cruise Staff, Custom Shore Activities, Private Onboard Activities on Sea Days and of course, Free Champagne Toast on New Years Eve! Prices start at $631 plus $140.75 port taxes and government fees.
  • 03-14-2006 - 5-night Singles Cruise on Seabourne's Legend from Fort Lauderdale to St. Thomas, St. John, and San Juan. Rates start at $1995 all-inclusive.
  • 03/22/06 - 12 nights "Cape Horn and Chilean Fjords" Singles Cruise on the QM2, Valparaiso, Chile to Rio de Janeiro. Rates start at $2999.
  • 07/03/06 - 4-night "4th of July" Singles Cruise on the QM2, New York, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax. Rates start at $999.

Travel Time for Singles www.traveltimeforsingles.com Libby Shield 800-469-0091

Travel Time offers guaranteed room share program. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Call for single occupancy rates. Group coordinator on every cruise. Welcome aboard cocktail party.

  • 10/04/05 – 11-night Greek Island Cruise on Holland America's Rotterdam from Venice to Dubrovnik, Croatia, Santorini, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Piraeus, Katakolon and Malta. $1599 inside, $1819 outside, plus $250 port tax.
  • 10/08/05 – 6-night Transatlantic on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton, England. $1599 inside, $2219 outside, $2550 balcony. Rates include port tax and return air from London to your home city.
  • 12/31/05 - 5 nights Singles Cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Grandeur Of The Seas from Tampa, Fl. to Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman. Rates start at $399.00 per person plus $160.00 port tax and government fees. GREAT PRICE FOR THIS CRUISE !!!!!
  • 02/13/06 - 11-night Singles Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from San Juan to St. Maarten, St. Bart, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Venezuela, Curacao, and Aruba. Rates start at $680 pp double occupancy plus $269 port taxes.
  • 03/27/06 - 11-night Singles Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from San Juan to St. Maarten, St. Bart, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Venezuela, Curacao, and Aruba. Rates start at $680 pp double occupancy plus $269 port taxes.

www.Vacationstogo.com www.Vacationstogo.com 1-800-338-4962

All prices double occupancy and include all port charges and taxes. Call for single occupancy rates. A coordinator is onboard every cruise to host single activities, including private cocktail parties. Free tee shirt.
  • 07/27/05 – 7-night Singles Alaska cruise on Princess Cruise Line's Diamond Princess from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Whittier. Prices start at $873.
  • 07/30/05 – 7-night Alaska Singles Cruise from Seattle on Princess Cruise Lines' Diamond Princess to Juneau, Skagway, and Vancouver. Prices star at $1096.
  • 09/24/05 – 7-night Canada/New England Cruise on Princess Cruise Line's Golden Princess from New York to Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor, Boston, and Newport. Prices start at $1080.
  • 09/28/05 – 7-night Mexican Riviera Singles Cruise from LA on Crystal's Harmony to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. Prices start at $1295.
  • 10/30/05 – 7-night Caribbean Singles Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on the Star Princess to Princess Cays, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios. Prices start at $656.
  • 11/06/05 – 10-night Panama Canal Singles Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Crystal's Symphony to Tortugas, St. Bart's, Aruba, Panama Canal, and Puerto Caldero. Prices start at $2395.
  • 12/31/05 – 7-night New Year's Singles cruise from Fort Lauderdale on the Caribbean Princess to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Princess Cays. Prices start at $1095.
  • 01/22/06 - 7-night singles cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Holland America's Westerdam to Nassau, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Half Moon Cay. Rates start at $755 per person, double occupancy.
  • 02/19/06 - 7-night singles cruise on Carnival's Conquest to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Rates start at $735 per person, double occupancy.
  • 02/25/06 - 7-night singles cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Princess Cruise Lines' Caribbean Princess to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Princess Cays. Rates start at $815 per person, double occupancy.
  • 03/12/06 - 7-night singles cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Costa's Magica to Key West, Cozumel, Ocho Rios, and Grand Cayman. Rates start at $753 per person, double occupancy.
  • 03/23/06 - 4-night singles cruise from Miami on Carnival's Imagination fromozumel. Rates start at $472 per person, double occupancy.

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