Any particular reason you do not have a section on finding someone to share your cabin with...

Cruisemates (which HAS seeking companion section) admin. posted something that they were going to close down their site in March 2017 (though their forums are still up) and the only other cruise site I know of (besides this one now). Cruise Critic will absolutely NOT have that, when I posted a question on their forum as to why, I was asked why one wanted to share a cabin with a stranger (umm..to save money maybe??), have had roommates a little weird but nobody dangerous as a woman, most of the people who shared were men (and only one tried to come on a little, but left me alone when I brushed him off).  I think another poster said, that site does not want to be held responsible if something happened, but I have NOT seen any postings on their "seeking companion" forums that anything bad has happened which I am sure someone would post if it has but does this site feel the same way and that's why they don't now and probably won't have in the future, that kind of section?

 

Also Cruise Critic does not want you to post anything to publicize the site, when I saw that Cruise & M, would have a vegan cruise in Europe, posted something asking if some US vegans wanted to get together a a group and book something, even if we don't get a cheaper fare (and it was VERY low) I was told as a group we might get special perks, so again (I do tend to wander, which is why I like cruising LOL) will this site ever have a section that people can find cruisemates or would they not for maybe the same reasons Cruise Critic won't?  I DO know about Travel Companion Exchange. 

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I meant to say that Cruise Critic does not want you to publicize any cruise sailings NOT their site.

Well, it is kind of a risky topic.  Norwegian has a designated area for solo cruisers.  The cabins are called studios, and you don't pay double, as you would in a regular cabin.  

'My advice, would be to try and get a friend or cousin to travel with you. Don't look for strangers you may or may not get along with.  They may sound great after a few e mails and phone calls, but you're going to have to spend a week with this person.     The other option is to find an inexpensive cabin and eat the double occupancy cost.   

I think it's a liability issue for any site ... too many crazies nowadays that ruin it ...

Perhaps you could ask someone you know to cruise with you which would be much safer and more fun. Maybe someone from your family, work, school, neighbour, church, gym, etc. would be interested in going with you. It would be safer than sharing a room with a stranger for a week.

Some Cruise lines used to have that option.  I would not want to share a room with a stranger.... you may get someone with a CPAP running all night.... or a party animal or any number of non-compatible issues.

 

I can see web sites and cruise lines not doing it for legal reasons. 

There is absolutely zero chance of me sharing a room with a stranger.  I think most have that same attitude.  So it be a waste of time and energy for someone to set up a system for finding room mates that way.  There would be a tiny amount of people that would use it.  

 

And as JusMe mentions; it wouldn't necessarily be a psycho one could end up with.  Could be someone that makes noise constantly, doesn't care about cleanliness as much as I do, tosses my things around carelessly, or is constantly sharp/rude/sarcastic.  All B/S I had to put up with in the Navy when I had to share rooms.  I have no intention of ever going through that again.  I spend all that money to relax.  Don't want to put up with an aggravating cabin mate.  

I don't think we've ever considered a feature like this. As others have noted, usage would almost certainly be very low, and I'd imagine there would be some liability concerns as well.

Our roll calls here on the site and on Ship Mate app can connect you with others on the same cruise, but I don't think they'd be very effective for finding a roommate.

I get it, you are looking for a cheaper way to cruise and maybe get to go on more.  I have the same problem being mostly a solo cruiser only occasionally funding someone wanting and able to go.  To help me with this I'm attempting to increase my circle of friends by joining clubs, attending other functions I wouldn't have in the past hoping to meet folks that like to cruise as much as me and might be in a similar situation.  It's what I'm doing and I'm hopeful it will work out.

Like you I do wish there was a way to screen and connect us solo cruiser together.  I think we will have this issue until more cruise lines add solo cabins.  So far it's just a few cruise lines.

No doubt about it.

One reason:  we're not the Village Voice

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