Dating Online Services Logo
Personals Image
 
What Singles Should Know About Taking a Cruise

Singles are underrepresented on cruises, but unless meeting someone
is the sole purpose of your vacation, a cruise can be your best
choice if you keep these things in mind.

The Carnival line is the only cruiseline that offers a “singles” rate. The others offer you, but you have to take a stranger for a roomy,
or pay double. (Did I miss something? Is that a singles rate?)

Some of the cruise lines (Radisson, Costa, Cunard) offer gentleman
dance hosts. If you’re a single male, you travel for pennies and it’s
your “job” to meet and dance with the single women on the ship, 8 pm to
1 am nightly. If you’re female, there are 4-5 men aboard, proficient
in waltz, rumba, jitterbug, cha cha, polka, and congenial conversation
who are “on call” every night to dance with you.

Choose a large table for dining. It will water down the effect of any
uncongenial dining companions. Ask to change tables if you need to. If you like the day activities, take the late seating. If you’re hot for the night-life, take the early seating.

Shore excursions booked through the ship are safe and scheduled, but cost
more. Most ports have cabbies lined up waiting to take you to the same places for less. (We got a 3-hour tour of St. Maarten for $10 pp instead of $50pp.) However, think twice before you hop into a cab alone. Try and hook up with fellow passengers, even dance hosts.

If you can avoid the gambling and liquor, a cruise can be very affordable. Cruise lines make their money off the gambling and liquor. That’s why they can feed you fabulous food 24 hours a day at those low last-minute rates. Sail from a port that doesn’t require airfare, and you can live in luxury for around $80 a day. You couldn’t stay in a hotel and eat steak and lobster for that.

Cruises have been proven to be good for our health. For instance, don’t you think at least 25% of our daily stress comes from car hassles? On a ship there’s no parking problems, traffic jams, or road rage to interfere with your relaxation.

Shopping? Wait till the end of the cruise to shop onboard; they reduce
prices. Check with friends or the ship’s shopping expert on what to buy
where. Each island has its specialities. For instance, braids are $150 in Key West, $75 in Cozumel, and $35 on Grand Cayman.

Prescription drugs are sold cheaply OOT in Cozumel, etc. Bring CASH so you can stock up on Keflex and avoid doctor’s fees. Many of the best bargains require CASH or TRAVELER’S CHECQUES. For other items, get off the beaten track. Stores that pay for space in the port generally charge that privilege back to you.

Check with friends who’ve actually been on these ships to see what your fellow-passengers will be like. Each ship has its own flavor. If you leave from Galveston, expect 90% Texans (scary). If from Port Everglade, more of a mix – North, Northeast, Midwest, Europe. If you travel in late summer, expect lots of kids and teenagers.

Maybe you care less about people, and more about the quality of food. Decide what your priorities are. Then ask someone who’s been on that line. The quality of different amenities varies, and each cruise line has its plusses and minuses.

Most cruise ships have Internet service but it’s expensive and not always available at sea. However, most ports now have Internet cafes which are quite affordable–$5 an hour, for instance, in Cozumel, right on the dock. You can check your email anywhere on www.e-mailanywhere.com. It’s FREE.

One last suggestion. If you like to speak, consider being a presenter
on a cruise ship. As I say in my ebook, “How to Get to Present on a
Cruise,” being an enrichment gives you extra visibility and maneuverability for socializing, as well as new people to tell about your services.

Bon voyage!

About the Author

(c)Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach, is a frequent speaker for cruise lines on
stress management and life enrichment. She offers coaching and
Internet courses and is the author of “How to Get to Present of a
Cruise (http://www.webstrategies.cc/development.htm ). Visit her on the web at www.susandunn.cc. Mailto:[email protected] for FREE ezine.



Written By:Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach



Dating Will Double In 2006 (SYS-CON Media)
DoubleDate.com, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of DoubleDate.com; a unique and absolutely free website where friends can pair-up and create profiles together. DoubleDate.com creatively blends the current popular trends of online dating with online networking through friends. Exciting features allow users to conduct searches for singles or pairs with customizable criteria to find pairs that

Sexson, Ibanez homer in Mariners’ 8-1 win (AP via Yahoo! News)
A little extra rest did wonders for Gil Meche and his balky back.

Online Dating: Is True Love Just a Click Away? (Fox News)
In part three of this three-part series, two FOXNews.com reporters try their hand at Internet dating.

Rapid Dating President Believes TV Dating Shows Create More Fear for Singles (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)
Renee Piane, President of Rapid Dating and an internationally known dating and love coach, says, “Many of the new dating advice shows actually generate more fear and depression, inadvertently creating the strong belief that love is unattainable for many singles.”

Chacon, Rivera and the Rest Lose a 7-Run Lead in Washington (New York Times)
In what might have been their worst loss of the season, the Yankees allowed the last nine runs of the game in a loss to the Washington Nationals.
RSS Feed Sponsored By:
ArticleMinerTemplates.com

June 18th, 2006

HOMEPAGE
 



San Diego Singles

Christian Singles and Meet Christian Singles

Vegas Singles

Finally A Search Engine For Sexy Singles

Christian Singles Looking For Good People

New Product Offers Benefits for Singles

Singles Alert Online Dating Strategies You Want To Know

Singles Dating Meeting Women

Going Solo On Valentines Day Advice For Singles

Christian Singles Learn to Maximize Your Relationship Success

Online Dating Service Singles Dating

Where to Find Christian Singles

Dating on the Internet is growing every year See how online dating can help you find available singles today

Dating Sites Are Bringing Millions Of Singles Together For Quality Online Relationships

Valentines Day Ideas for Couples and Singles

How to Meet Other Singles by Doing Something You Love

8 Minute Dating For singles with no time for small talk

Great European Ski Resorts for Singles

The Right Hand Bling Ring the latest trend for savvy singles

Feng Shui for Singles How to Attract a New Love to Your Life

Christian Singles Questions To Keep Your Spirit Alive


&copy 2005 Dating byDesign.com – All Rights Reserved.