Married but trying to find female cabin buddy for a cruise.

I am in my early 70’s. ant to do a Longboat cruise down the Rhine and Danube. My husband does not want to go but this is on my Bucket list. If I go alone I have to pay for whole cabin. The company does not match you up with another female travel companion. I for now cannot find a friend to go with me,and I cannot afford to pay for two singles. Is there a forum out there for such a request.?

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Interesting subject...that "single-occupancy supplement" (translated "penalty") does make it difficult for folks wanting to travel solo for whatever reason. I was curious, and found something called solotravelerworld.com that made for a very interesting read....virtually the whole thing is a caution about doing it, and full of suggestions....it looks like it was written by a serious person, instead of the other kind...as an aside, NCL does have some ships with "solo cabins" designed for solo travelers..(I know thats not what you're looking for...).I'm told that your travel agent might be able to help, but whatever you choose, exercise caution, the world AND the internet is full of dangerous whack jobs....BTW...I'm sure you can figure some way to convince your husband to go, women are good at that!!!.....GOOD LUCK!!! I'd be curious how it turns out...

I was over on the Cruise Critic, forums, they have a forum for solo travelers (under "Special Interest Cruising") so that may be a good place to start.

Many thanks for this info and advice. I will look into it.

Many thanks for the info and good luck with your upcoming cruise

I certainly hope you find someone to go with you! Good luck and please be careful!

I'm hoping you find the partner to travel with, it seems a shame your husband doesn't want to go.

I will look into the website you mentioned (www.solotravelerworld.com). I traveled solo on my first two cruises, and was horrified with the 125% "single supplement" Celebrity gave me. I really did believe they charged me for two people!

Thank you for your help. A Longboat cruise still appeals to me so I am going to look into it.

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