DOLAN, Harrogate Commented on a comment by reed (30 Mar 12 22:35)
I too either cruise solo or travel with a friend but we each have our room I would consider Azamara based on a few reviews I have read. The Ports on this cruise would be of interest to me as having taken 30 cruises I really am looking for new Ports to visit and whilst at the beginning thought the casual aspect might not suit me. I like the opportunity to dress up but over the years baggage weight has become an issue. I have seen the lower single supplement offered which makes it very appealing! A fantastic review THANK YOU.
Will definitely consider Azamara in the future. Didn't originally fancy it because it was one of the smaller ships and I do like the big ones. I went to the Far East last year as a single and wanted to go to Singapore this year but they were all charging excessive rates. This has made me have second thoughts. Thank you.
Fab review. We are going next year on this ship to the Monaco GP, we fly to nice which we still have to get and then 4 nights on board. We are planning to spend more time in South of France after the cruise to make it a longer break. Some time away yet so not getting too excited yet. We have cruised 15 times before and getting a bit fed up of some of the ships, a bit too commercialised. Did QE2 in jan which we did enjoy and Celebrity are also good. Also done RCI before so expect bit things from this ship.
I was only thinking today about a large, untapped market for solo travellers. I have a good job with generous holidays. However, I am the only one in my social circle who is free to take a break at the drop of a hat. Others have less money because of domestic situatioins and/or have partners or children or elderly parents who all need consulting or providing for. Therefore I rarely get a holiday unless my otherwise committed friends are free. I would happily go cruising on my own - it is the destinations I go for and not the social side - but the single supplements are prohibitive. Someone in my position could have the time and money to go on three modest cruises a year - but not with single supplements. Come on cruise lines, get your business head on. Fair Fares for Solos!