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bell - Answered a Question by Brown (03 Aug 07 18:34)

I am 46yrs and going on my first cruise next week if you send me your email address i will let you know how it went i am on the qe2 and know that there are officers in all ballrooms etc for female passengers traveling alone if you want to know how i got on email me kat.

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Atkins - Answered a Question by Brown (03 Aug 07 16:59)

I believe cruising is one of the best holidays for singles, apart from suppliments....You will make friends easily. Unless your a very picky person most ships are very similer, the smaller the ship usually the more intimate but the larger has more varied choices as far as Bars and Entertainment are concerned...Sure you will enjoy.

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Vincent - Answered a Question by Brown (03 Aug 07 18:36)

There are two main problems. 1) single cabins cost more (and a double cabin for single use also costs more but the spare bed is taking up the extra space you are paying for - and beware of offers to turn 2 singles into a double bed as the small print will tell you that you can only get in from one side which again means you have no living space). The QE2 was best for singles but they have cut all the discounts since they announced they had sold it. The Q class staterooms are super, hotel size. Next down is P, still very pleasant as are C. Below that I think it gets cramped. If you are over 50, I can recommend Saga Rose. I tried the smaller Saga ship when it was the Cunard Caronia and didn't like it (Saga Ruby). Fred Olsen has ships where the single cabins are the same size as doubles but with one bed only. That sounds a good bet but I haven't tried it yet. Good luc.

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stevenson - Answered a Question by Brown (03 Aug 07 22:43)

We went on our 1st cruise this year, and although we are a couple there were quite a lot of single people. This was on the Island Escape around the Med . On excursions we spoke to quite a lot of them and at meal times you were sat with different people every night so you could meet new passengers. Atmosphere is very relaxed , staff are brilliant and freindly. Hope this helps.

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Jacobs - Answered a Question by Brown (04 Aug 07 00:56)

I have enjoyed many cruises over the past few years travelling as a single person mainly with P&O Suggest when booking you request large table(for 6 or 8) I have found that 2nd sitting for dinner is best as the waiters will not be rushing you as they tend to do on 1st sitting I have met some very nice people on cruises so just go and enjoy yourself, you honestly wont regret it To sum up they really are the best holiday for travellers on their own Have a great time .

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winsland - Answered a Question by Brown (04 Aug 07 12:48)

If you look under Fred Olsen I wrote a review there about the first time I travelled alone and it worked out very well for me even though I was very nervous to begin with.

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bryer - Answered a Question by Brown (04 Aug 07 15:45)

Being a widow, now 76, I have travelled alone for the last 8 years - preferring to have a cabin of my own, Do not like the surcharge, often 100% which I feel is very unfair for an older person. However I would recommend Fred Olsen ships - Braemar or Black Watch - not being so large they are more friendly and the food is excellent. Do try the cruise of the Baltic going through the Kiel canal or up to the Fjords in May when the scenery is beautiful - snow - waterfalls and long days. Have tried the large Constellation but kept getting lost. submitted by Bryer - Twickenham. 5th August 200.

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smith - Answered a Question by Brown (06 Aug 07 10:06)

I am a widow, but go on holiday with family or friends. I obviously have a single cabin (hate the supplements) However, I have observed that a cruise is the best type of holiday to go on if you are single - people are wandering about constantly (lost, half the time) so its not obvious you are alone. People tend to chat more on a ship, and there are lots of excursions to join. I am going on a 20 night cruise to Brazil on 20th November on Island Escape and am paying only £250 supplement - and thats for outside cabin!If you are on this cruise we will make sure we speak to you!

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Morris - Answered a Question by Brown (06 Aug 07 14:51)

Cunard and Princess have policy of officers looking after single.

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Watts - Answered a Question by Brown (06 Aug 07 15:49)

Hi, I have cruised as a single for many years I have found P&O and Fred Olsen the friendliest.Most mornings there is singles get together if you wish or you can do your own thing.It can be as busy or as quiet as you wish but go with an open mind and Iam sure you will enjoy it. Incidentially I always ask for the largest dining table so there is plenty of conversation.

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