Solo Cruisers: Meet Online & Onboard

Welcome to CruiseMates' Solo Cruisers. In our experience singles have the best time when cruising with other singles. You dine together, drink, dance and plan special activities throughout the voyage -- aboard ship and in port. Best of all, you can connect with whom you like, bypass those you don't, and go on your own when you feel like it.

However, we also recognize that many solo cruisers prefer to sail alone, even though that generally requires paying a "singles supplement" that in most cases is the same price as paying the full fare for the empty bed in your stateroom. They are exceptions, however, including cruise line that specialize in appealing to solo cruisers with lower fares.

But if you prefer to find a roommate to help you pay the cost of your cruise, there are a lot of ways CruiseMates can enhance your singles cruising experience. Try our two singles message boards; one for general discussion and the other to find a cruise roommate.

Note: CruiseMates is in no way responsible for any interactions between people using our forums, not within our forums and especially not outside of our forums. It is the individual's responsibility to always use due diligence when dealing with people.

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Free Airfare to Europe
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David Foster Wallace - Famous Cruise Essay
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Crystal Offers Solo Cruiser Discounts
Single supplements as low as 10% make certain Crystal 2013 sailings very attractive to solo cruisers
Secret Confessions of Cruise Ship Crew Members
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The Truth About Single Cruising
You can find romance on the high seas as long as your looking in all the right places.
The Real Guide to Cruises Under $200
The cheapest cruises come on brand-name cruise lines - not small lines you've never heard about. Don't get ripped off
Cruisers Seeking Companions Online
The number of people using CruiseMates forums to find cruise companions has grown immensely the last two years.
Crystal Discounts for Solo Cruisers
Crystal Cruises has single supplements as low as 110-percent for Mediterranean cruises this fall.
Truth About Single Cruises
The Love boat was a fantasy television series. The real deal for single cruisers is not always so rosy.   Go>
Huge News for Single Cruisers
Norwegian Epic Studio Staterooms will be sold to singles with NO Supplement! These 128 specially designed staterooms rooms share a common area - perfect for single cruisers!   Go>
Sailing Solo: Is It Boring?
Here's the short answer: Sure, you'll be bored if you want to be, but you certainly don't have to be. 07-25-09
How to Beat Singles Supplements
Single cruisers, don't you just hate single supplements? Well here's a few ideas to help you avoid, or at least minimize them. 07-23-09
Sailing Solo on the Ships of Holland America
As singles-friendly cruise lines go, Holland America leads the pack. Read on to see what they offer to lure single cruisers onboard. 08-29-08
Can the Single Find Happiness on a Ship Full of Couples?
A solo cruise can be one of the best experiences of your life ... but only if you pick your voyages very carefully. 08-15-07
Romance and Friendship at Sea
A sailing demonstrates the benefits of traveling alone in a group. 6-14-07
Singles Cruises Go Upscale
Our former singles editor accompanies an organized group sailing on Crystal Serenity. 1-30-07
Plan Your Own Singles Cruise
It has been done before using our CruiseMates Singles message boards as a start. 11-1-06
Hosting a Singles Cruise
Cruising for free with fun-loving singles looking for fun. Sound good? Here's what it's really like... 9-22-06
Rooming with a Stranger
Seasoned advice from a singles cruise pro on how to make sure your roommate isn't a lemon. 9-06-06
New Cruise Options for Singles offers unique choices and special rates for unaccompanied cruisers. Not just for "love connections;" Savings and special programs for people who cruise alone. 9-06-06
Single Cruisers: Celebrate the Holidays Early
A Christmas cruise is bad for solo travelers, but the week before is great.
Top 10 Questions by Singles
Here's some advice on how to meet other solo travelers on a cruise.
Single? Time to Mingle
Here's some advice on how to meet other solo travelers on a cruise.
A Halloween Singles Cruise
There was romance for some and fun for most on Carnival Glory.
The Ideal Cabin Mate
Singles can save money by sharing a cabin - learn how to choose a roommate.
Singles Cruises Go Global
More organizers are adding overseas itineraries for solo travelers.

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  • Singles Cruises Go Global
  • Singles Packing Advice
  • Solo Sailing to Alaska
  • RCI's Mariner of the Seas: So-So for Singles
  • Single Parent Cruising
  • Silversea's Singles Savings
  • Singles Cruise or Cruising Single?
  • Single Supplements
  • A Singles Getaway
  • Upscale Cruising for Singles
  • Even Singles Cruises Have Rules
  • Fantasy for One
  • Solo Cruising 101
  • Top 10 Ways to Flirt on a Cruise
  • Finding a Cruising Companion
  • Romance and the Single Cruiser
  • Romancing the Crew
  • Single and Adrift at Sea
  • Top Ten List: the Ideal Cabin Mate

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