Let's hook up with other 45+ single or solo travelers who like to cruise on a budget!  I'll be posting some cruises as Meetup events; many of them will be last minute budget-priced cruises. Others will be well in advance cruises where I will keep an eye out on the prices. I will purchase my own when I think the price is good. People wanting to join me will purchase their own. I will periodically post the price of the cruise and airfare that I find at the time of posting.

On those cruises scheduled as a Meetup 'event' (and that I am joining in on), I will be organizing some onboard activities that will be in addition to those already scheduled on the cruiseship. AND, I will be finding excursions that are much more reasonable in price than those offered on many cruiseships.

Examples of activities I organize are: cabin crawls, poker runs, meet & greets, slot pulls, hometown gift exchanges, wine parties, and group dinners. These types of activities are best organized on a cruise that has many sea days in its itinerary, such as TransAtlantic cruises.

Arrangements can be made to hook single/solo cruisers up with a cabinmate.  If you choose to cruise solo, look for little or NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT cruises.  Check the DISCUSSIONS board for examples of prices for these so you have a good idea of prices. There are also postings in the DISCUSSIONS board for people looking for cabinmates. And I suggest you read the General Update emails for info on where to find these zero single supplement cruises, along with a variety of other info.


Regarding the cruise 'events' that I schedule but am NOT attending. I would schedule them as a meetup 'event' because they are an excellent deal and I would be asking if there is any interest out there.  Maybe some of the members who have expressed an interest (by RSVPing) will get together.

I have been on 40+cruises and know my way around "cruising on a budget".  (I do not sell cruises and am not associated with any travel agencies; doing this kind of stuff is just a pastime of mine.) I will be also focussing on Singles Group cruises which will cost more than the regular cruises.
 
I will hold "Let's Talk Cruising" Meetups in various areas of the GTA where we will discuss current cruise events and general tips and tricks that I've learned about over the years of cruising, and have discussions about how cruising is a great socializing environment for both single and non-single persons. Some of these meetups might also include meeting up with fellow members with the purpose of getting to know a potential cabinmate.

Once again, I encourage members to check out the DISCUSSIONS board often (located on the menu line of this Group) for examples of good cruise deals.  Maybe one of them (or similar) will end up being the one a bunch of us members do together.
 
NOTE: This group is aimed at single travelers but is not strictly for singles AND it is intended for people in the 45+ age range, but of course , is open to all ages.



 

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