Music may be the food of love, but in today’s world a dating app is more likely to find its mark than Cupid’s arrow.
Instead of getting wined and dined, we’ve been reduced to algorithmic mating by mobile.
But wait – there’s hope yet. SinglesCruising.com.au hosts groups of adults looking for love or just other cruisers to hang out with.
Shelby Bergeron, SinglesCruising.com’s lead cruise director says the great thing about singles cruising is that you get to meet people face-to-face.
“Meeting in a fun, laid back setting like a singles cruise is so much better and more authentic than perhaps meeting them online because you meet and get to know someone-face-to-face.
“Right away, you can tell if you have a spark with another single and you can get to know them better throughout your cruise.”
The company has a number of hosts that coordinate events, specifically for the singles group. From everything to cocktail parties, games, dance lessons and single mingle dining, just to name a few.
The cruises are open to singles of all ages but there are some age-specific holidays for cruisers in their 20s and 30s, 30s and 40s and over 40.
The company will also room match you with someone of the same sex so you don’t have to pay the single fees.
But for those looking necessarily looking for romance and just a bit of company, Carnival Spirit has a Singles Meet & Greet at 7pm at the Alchemy Bar every day. On Carnival Legend it’s in the RedFrog Pub.
Princess, Cunard and P&O Cruises World Cruising also offer dedicated solo traveller gatherings during each cruise which are publicised in the daily newsletters for people who are travelling by themselves. On longer cruises there are often multiple gatherings.
Princess also offers unhosted gatherings of solo travellers as well.
Cunard host a solo travellers morning coffee gathering and on some port days, they have a solo travellers meetings for those who want to get to know each other before they head out on shore excursions.
P&O Cruises World Cruising has a regular gathering called a Travelling Alone Get Together.
SinglesCruising.com.au works with its American counterpart to also organise themed cruises during Halloween, New Year’s and more. Check out some of the upcoming singles cruises.
1. 10-nights on Carnival Vista
The 10-night country hopper cruise departing from Barcelona is jam packed full of singles activities. Priced from $2,250 for a shared cabin, per person, twin share, the cruise includes shore excursions with your fellow singles, cocktail parties onboard the ship, private dance lesson, speed meetings as well as pub crawls. The cruise calls at a number of destinations including Marseilles in France, Livorno, Rome and Naples in Italy as well as Crete, Rhodes and Athens in Greece. The cruise departs on July 9, 2016.
2. 4-nights on Pacific Pearl
Meet some new people on a four-night cruise to the Sunshine Coast. This 35+ cruise onboard the Pacific Pearl includes a stop at Mooloolaba and two days of cruising. But there is plenty of time to meet your fellow single cruisers at the meet & greet cocktail party, karaoke and much more. Priced from $629 for a shared cabin, per person, twin share. The cruise departs on September 2, 2016.
3. 8-nights on Carnival Spirit
Cruise around the South Pacific and call at ports like the Isle of Pines, Mare and Noumea with your fellow singles. You can hit up the beaches for swimming or snorkelling or soak up some sun or you can stay on the ship and grab a drink at the Spirit’s Alchemy Bar. There are days at sea where your cruise host will organise a number of activities. The cruise is priced from $1,059 for a share cabin, per person, twin share. The cruise departs November 5, 2016.
For more information on how to get onboard this cruise, visit https://www.singlescruising.com.au. Have you met the love of your life onboard a cruise? Tell us below.
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