1st Timer - Nov 4th - Carnival Dream - Western Carribean

Single, Never Married, No Kids, Self Employed Business Owner that has not vacationed enough, and decided that it was a perfect way to celebrate my Brother's birthday with him. I have never been on a cruise ship, but I seen one once !! Feel free to chat, to be honest I am a bit nervous about going on a cruise "alone" so to speak. I have heard great things and even sent my parents on one years ago. If they can survive it and have fun I am sure I can, my only concern is travelling single as it seems like something geared more towards couples and families. 

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Cruising is a great way for singles to vacation. My brother has never been married and sails with us on occasion, but has also cruised as a single guy. We also cruise with our single thirty something DD, and she has made friends that she still keeps in touch with. There are lots of opportunities to meet other singles, some organized and listed in the daily cruise activity schedule, and other casual opportunities around the pool or other venues around the ship.

Cruising has something for everyone. We have found it the best way to travel for us--we can all find something to do and don't have to agree on everything. Don't hole up in your cabin or on your balcony if you have one. Get out and about--go to the shows and activities. Enjoy your cruise!!

Oh, and welcome to Cruiseline :)

Welcome to Cruiseline and congratulations on booking the cruise! And you are ahead of the game by joining a cruise forum. Enjoy that cruise!

I know that you will have a great time on your cruise. There will be many solo cruisers on board for you to meet. Most ships have get-togethers for those who want to meet others sailing solo. You will at least have your brother with you. Have fun and tell us all about it on your return.

Welcome to a wonderful addiction and the forum! Some of our favorite cruises have been when we met solo cruisers. Be adventurous, talk to people, look at the "Fun Times" (daily paper, put in your cabin) and see all the things you can do. Check out some of the shore tours before you sail (there might be something you have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity.... do it!). Relax. If by chance you are on a sailing with "stick -in-the-mud" fellow passengers (highly unlikely), just enjoy yourself and the time with your brother.

Hopefully, all our single cruisers will be piping in with their advice.

Welcome to the site, cruising is nothing that should worry you. If you can run a business you can handle a cruise. But are you really alone? You said with your brother so are you sharing a cabin? The reason I ask is solo cruisers have some added benefits and options.

About the cruise, you are on a over sized floating party hotel. Really everything you need is on the ship. The cruise line will take you from port to port you need to do very little. Your choice what you do on the ship, your choice when you do things. Will be lots of people on the ship that want to have parties, live bands, music, shows. The cruise line will provide information daily about what is available.

Many passengers do purchase a drink package vs paying for each drink. I would say if you buy a package don't try to over drink so you get maximum value. You are on a ship, with stairs, raised floors, and rails.....sadly to many passengers over drink and end up in trouble. Have a great time but stay in control. Try new things and enjoy your trip.

We are married but you will have blast plenty of things to do on ship and off . Have fun


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