New to cruising here, 43/male, headed from Vancouver BC to Alaska (inner passage) May 2015

Hello all,

This will be my first cruise experience, but just as I am excited, I have many questions that my travel agent couldn't really answer! I am single and going with a buddy of mine. We will be on the Pacific Princess (Princess Cruises) 5/19 to 5/25. it goes from Vancouver BC to Alaska via the inner passage. I hear it's the beginning of whale watching season as well as just plain beautiful!

i do have some day excursions in the ports of call I've signed up for (Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway). I'm also going to be in Vancouver BC a few days prior to the cruise to sightsee.

Can anyone tell me what there is to do for single guys to do on the ship? I don't gamble, so other than the bar inside the casino, I'm probably not going to be in there much. Also, I'm not going to get drunk or be a lush, for two reasons - I believe you have to pay for all the alcohol yourself (not included in the cruise price) and I'm also not a heavy drinker anyway.

Thanks in advance - the Pacific Princess is a smaller ship, it is about 670 feet long and carries about 650 passengers.

9 Answers

In Vancouver, Go to Gastown, Granville Island and visit Stanley Park. If you have time go up to the top of Grouse Mountain as well. I am from Vancouver and even if you just wander around the seawall and have some fish and chips You will enjoy it.

Princess Cruises will have single mixers on board. Read you Princess Patter newspaper.

Enjoy yourself in Beautiful B.C.

Hi Steve, first welcome to Cruising, I hope you have a great time. Alaska is one of the most beautiful cruises you can do. Good choice on a smaller ship, you should be able to get in nice and close to the glaciers. I hope your lucky enough to be there when parts of it break off and fall into the sea.

I would suggest you check the daily paper in ship for singles activities for the nightly single mixer. I also suggest you down load the SHIP MATE app for your smart phone and sign up for the roll call for your cruise. You can post there that your single and ask for other singles on the cruise. You may be able to start talking to some of them on the app before the cruise. In my age group I have found the single ladies go to the piano bar.

The ship will have show's, lectures and other activities along with different themed bars to keep you busy in the evenings.

Most of all have a great time and enjoy Alaska. Please post a review and a few photo's when your back.

I have not sailed on this ship but do know that all cruise lines have get-togethers for singles. Go even if you don't drink. You can order a soft drink or just a glass of water and you will meet others. There are usually lot of activities going on in the evening. The shows will be entertaining, the piano bar is usually fun with sing alongs & is a good place to mingle. If you are a trivia person there will be games on board. Just be friendly and open to meet people and you will connect. I hope that you joined the Roll Call for this cruise. An interest such as photography will get you meeting others casually. If the ship has a sports deck, hang out there. Even carrying around a best seller will start discussions going as will a tee shirt or baseball cap will a saying on it. Lots of singles hang out late at night so join in on any activities planned for then. In other words, hang out in the public areas. You won't meet singles by staying in your cabin. Let us know how you enjoy your cruise by writing a review on your return.

I cruise solo a lot , their is always something to do on the ship , I never get bored or lonely......Have a Great Time

I will be cruising from San Diego to Vancouver on the Jewel of the Seas in 5 days and a wake up

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED! I am definitely excited to get out of Texas for a week into a competely different climate. Lots of good advice you guys and gals provided.

HI Steve,

Welcome to! You'll find plenty to do on the ship... be sure to read the Princess Patter daily program for a full list of activities, including Singles get-togethers. Be sure to eat dinner in one of the main dining rooms, and ask for a large table (usually 8-10 seats) so you can meet other folks and hopefully make some new friends.

Welcome aboard Steve. I'm sure you will have a great time. Alaska is a beautiful place.

Hi Steve! Hopefully you had a great time on your cruise and are already thinking about your next one! We’d love to hear all about it here in the Forum!
Better yet, post a review and/or some photos of your trip! You can easily add them through your profile page.


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