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Triton March 21st, 2009 07:12 PM

Single? Looking to share a Cabin? POST HERE
 
Hi GLBT Cruisers:

I thought it would be a good idea to post a sticky for those who are looking for a travel companion, thus avoiding the single supplement the cruise lines charge!

I've seen several posts in the past of guys and gals looking for travel buddies...so if you're on the hunt, please post here.

Thanks!! 8)

Michman March 24th, 2009 01:45 AM

Yes. Yes. and yes.

St Pete Cruiser March 25th, 2009 10:51 AM

Cruisemates cabinmates
 
Thanks, Triton.
When a cruise "deal" comes along and you don't have an available mate, it does help to have a good source to turn to for finding someone compatable to join you.
I am looking into several longer cruises and may need to find a good mate, too.
MAY 8: Holland America's Maasdam; Ft Lauderdale to Montreal, 15 days.
MAY 24: HAL's Westerdam; Alaska roundtrip from Seatlle, 7 days, $399 outside.
July 25; HAL's Maasdam; 35 days roundtrip from Boston across the North Atlantic and back

Check these (or others) out and pm me.

paulnashtn April 2nd, 2009 10:19 PM

I am booked on an 8 day Carnival cruise to the Mexican Baja coast(Riviera), Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/ Ixtapa, Manzanillo
I have booked a balcony room -- the cost incl port chgs & taxes is $700. with $100. rm credit so actual cost will be $650.
I SERIOUSLY need a cabin-mate
Paul

TLucky April 6th, 2009 09:47 PM

No its a long shot
 
NCL has a Bermuda cruise May 1,2009. Good pricing still available, looking for a cabin mate. Thanks Tom

TLucky April 6th, 2009 09:48 PM

know its a longshot part two
 
The cruise is out of Boston on Friday and returns the following Friday.

rod rodgers April 9th, 2009 10:52 AM

$63/DAY TOTAL: 19-DAY LUX TRANSATL-EUROPE CRUISESHARE W MALE PIANIST - $1197 (Upper East Side)

Male guest pianist (Cole Porter's piano at the Waldorf, etc.) on the 19-day/18-night transatlantic crossing of the beautiful new flagship of MSC Cruises, the "Orchestra" leaving Ft. Lauderdale May 2 (or can board in New York City May 5 or 6 for same price) can take one other person with him for $63 per day inclusive ($1197 total, including all port charges and taxes in an oceanview/balcony stateroom). This is 19 days for less than their lowest promotional price for an oceanview stateroom on their immediately-following 7-day cruise in Europe, as you can see below. It should be a great transatlantic voyage with interesting ports of call in the Azores, Portugal, Spain (2 ports), England and Denmark as well as lots of nice days at sea on an exceptionally beautiful ship with some of the best shows and entertainment on the high seas. Inexpensive air available. Here are the details:

MSC Orchestra - Trans-Atlantic

18 Nights 2 May 2009 - 20 May 2009
Florida, New York, Portugal, Spain, England, Denmark - 2009

Travel on board of the MSC Orchestra. Departing from Fort Lauderdale,Florida and calls to New York,New York, New York,New York, Ponta Delgada,Azores Islands, Lisbon, Vigo, La Coruna, Dover, Copenhagen .

Itinerary
Day Date Port Arrival Departure Notes
1 Sat Fort Lauderdale,Florida 07.00 PM
2 Sun At Sea ----- -----
3 Mon At Sea ----- -----
4 Tue New York,New York 08.00 AM 12.00 AM (MIDNIGHT)
5 Wed New York,New York 12.00 AM (MIDNIGHT) 05.00 PM
6 Thu At Sea ----- -----
7 Fri At Sea ----- -----
8 Sat At Sea ----- -----
9 Sun At Sea ----- -----
10 Mon At Sea ----- -----
11 Tue Ponta Delgada,Azores Islands 08.00 AM 04.00 PM
12 Wed At Sea ----- -----
13 Thu Lisbon 10.30 AM 05.30 PM
14 Fri Vigo 01.00 PM 09.00 PM
15 Sat La Coruna 08.00 AM 06.00 PM
16 Sun At Sea ----- -----
17 Mon Dover 09.00 AM 06.00 PM
18 Tue At Sea ----- -----
19 Wed Copenhagen 07.00 AM

Prices
Category: Stateroom: Prices
starting from: Early Booking
Prices from:
1 Interior $ 2400 $ 1199
2 Interior $ 2440 $ 1269
3 Interior $ 2500 $ 1299
4 Oceanview $ 2800 $ 1449
5 * Oceanview $ 2900 $ 1499
6 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3200 $ 1649
7 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3240 $ 1669
8 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3300 $ 1699
9 Superior Balcony $ 3600 $ 1849
10 Superior Balcony $ 3680 $ 1889
11 Superior Balcony $ 3800 $ 1949
12 Suite with Balcony $ 5200 $ 2649

For comparison to the much-reduced prices above of this 19 day/18 night transatlantic voyage via New York, take a look at their current sale pricing for a 7 night cruise, in this case, the cruise following. Note below the price of category 5-6 oceanview staterooms--originally $2400-2800 pp, now $1399-1599 pp plus port charges and government taxes, based on two in a stateroom (otherwise double--100% single supplement), which is about the same as the $1499-1649 pp plus port charges and government taxes for cat. 5-6 staterooms on the 18 night transatlantic, down from its original $2900-3200, above. In addition, the 7 night cruise costs more airfare--round-trip to Europe rather than just one way back, which is quite inexpensive with an air consolidator or internet specials. The current offer to the public is already a tremendous value for such a great itinerary on this elegant new ship. The cruiseshare price $1,197 total, including all taxes, is much lower still. In addition, there may be discounts on tours, invitations to cocktail parties, etc. as stateroom-mate of a staff member. Can board either in Ft. Lauderdale on May 2 or in New York on May 5 or 6--same price. Here's the 7-day cruise comparison:

MSC Orchestra - Northern Europe

7 Nights 23 May 2009 - 30 May 2009
BALTIC CASTLES & RUSSIAN PALACES

Travel on board of the MSC Orchestra. Departing from Copenhagen and calls to Kiel, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen .

Itinerary
Day Date Port Arrival Departure Notes
1 Sat Copenhagen 06.00 PM
2 Sun Kiel 08.00 AM 04.00 PM
3 Mon At Sea ----- -----
4 Tue Stockholm 08.30 AM 04.30 PM
5 Wed Tallinn 09.00 AM 04.00 PM
6 Thu St. Petersburg 07.00 AM 07.00 PM
7 Fri At Sea ----- -----
8 Sat Copenhagen 09.00 AM

Prices
Category: Stateroom: Prices
starting from: Early Booking
Prices from:
1 Interior $ 2200 $ 1099
2 Interior $ 2340 $ 1169
3 Interior $ 2400 $ 1199
4 Oceanview $ 2700 $ 1349
5 * Oceanview $ 2800 $ 1399
6 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3200 $ 1599
7 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3260 $ 1629
8 Oceanview with Balcony $ 3320 $ 1659
9 Superior Balcony $ 3500 $ 1749
10 Superior Balcony $ 3620 $ 1809
11 Superior Balcony $ 3740 $ 1869
12 Suite with Balcony $ 4700 $ 2349

Some information on the ship:

MSC Orchestra––A new jewel rides the ocean. The MSC Orchestra is a shining gem among cruise ships. In an atmosphere of luxury cruising, she boasts 18 decks, the spacious Body and Mind Spa with serene meditation area and a large fitness center overlooking the bow of the ship. You can choose from five restaurants onboard the MSC Orchestra, including authentic Italian cuisine and the sophisticated Shanghai, the only Chinese restaurant at sea. Stop by the MSC Orchestra’s Internet Café or take part in a game of tennis or basketball. Relax by the stunning Acapulco pool or the Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED screen for watching movies under the stars. Our state-of-the art cruise ship offers luxurious accommodations, most featuring private balconies.

We welcome you to join our new ship as she sails to exotic and delightful destination on the cruise vacation of your dreams.


MSC Orchestra


The Orchestra is MSC's newest flagship and blends together a unique mix of design, comfort and safety. Passengers can enjoy 18 decks full of amenities, including a tennis court, jogging track, gym, beauty salon, theatre, casino, internet cafe, library, art gallery and more. For relaxation, the Orchestra boasts a sauna, swimming pools, jacuzzis and a turkish bath. All staterooms have interactive TV, minibar, safe and radio.

Ship Statistics
Year Built 2007
Tonnage 92,400 tons
Registry Panama
Length 964 feet
Beam 106 feet
Passenger Capacity 3,013
Crew Size 987
Total Inside Cabins 275
Total Outside Cabins 1,000
Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 827
Suites 18
Maximum Occupancy per room 2
Age Restrictions One person must be 21 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Seating Assignments Assigned
Dining Hours 6:00pm and 8:15pm on Caribbean sailings; 7:00pm and 9:15pm on all other sailings
Dining Room Dress Code 7-day: 2 formal nights, others 'neat casual'.
Tipping Recommended? Yes
Tipping Guidelines $12 per guest, per day automatically charged to onboard account (amount can be adjusted according to quality of service received). A gratuity is included on beverage orders.
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges 12
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Yes
Casino Yes
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing Yes
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub 4
Internet Access Yes
Laundry/Dry Cleaning Yes
Library Yes
Movie Theatre Yes
Onboard Weddings No
Self Serve Laundromats No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade Yes
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track Yes
Mini-Golf Course Yes
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool 2
Tennis Court Yes
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe Yes
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom Yes
Kiddie Pool Yes
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center Yes
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
(private connecting doors) Yes
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins Yes

Check for $1197 can be made out to Apple Bank in New York and held in escrow by bank manager until you are confirmed by MSC as the second passenger, at which time you would authorize deposit to my account.

Call (212) 628-3206 or e-mail aaaplus2009@yahoo.com immediately if interested. Could meet at the Harvard Club in New York if desired.


danr46 April 10th, 2009 02:28 PM

62 year old male seeking nonsmoking male cabinmate for 35 day Voyage of the Vikings cruise on Holland America's Maasdam from Boston departing July 25, 2009 returning to Boston on August 29th. Current fare around $3000 (including taxes and insurance) double occupancy for an outside cabin.

Also seeking cabinmate for 67 day Australia/New Zealand cruise departing Settle on September 26th on Holland America's Amsterdam. This cruise returns to Los Angeles on December 2nd. Current fare is around $11,000 double occupancy including taxes and insurance for a double outside. I am hoping this cruise will come down in price before the final payment date.

Both these cruises are excellent opportunities to see unusual destinations WITHOUT the hassle of international flights.

If interested in these cruises or any others, please pm me.

I am a retired airline employee and usually get good discounts on cruises.

Thanks.

JSnow789 April 15th, 2009 05:30 PM

I'm really tempted to book this all gay cruise to Mexican Riviera out of L.A. but I can't swing it on my own. I'd like to find someone to share with and preferably not leave it up to Atlantis. I can get a non-com rate of $1655/PP in an E1 which includes all port charges and gratuties.

Anybody interested? You can view the itinerary, etc at the Atlantis Travel site.

I'll need to book soon so let me know!

:)

J

Boca del Verita April 18th, 2009 11:43 AM

cabinmate for Princess Royal : Rome to Manaus , Nov 09
 
Hey All,

I'm looking for a cabinmate/ roommate for the Princess Royal Transatlantic sailing from Rome to Manaus (21 days) leaving from Rome on November 28, 2009. It goes from Italy (3 stops) out through Gibralter to Tunis/Carthage, Morocco and Senegal before steaming across the atlantic and up the Amazon river into the heart of the Brazilian jungle!

I'm wanting to book an oceanview (obstructed view is fine with me--I don't have a ton of money) and don't want to pay the huge cost of a single room! I'm a 47 yr old professional partnered GWM (my partner can't/won't take the time off). I don't smoke, don't drink very much at all, but love to travel. I'm fluent in French, German, Dutch, English, plus some Italian, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Russian and Chinese, so I could be useful on shore excursions!

I can be outgoing when the occasion arises, but also value quiet time as well. I'm looking for another independent traveler like myself who is courteous and open-minded, eager to learn and live this trip-of-a-lifetime for all it's worth! Age, race, religion, physical abilities/disabilities are no barriers but opportunities.

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact me ASAP!

warmly yours,
Fred in South Carolina (USA)

yvr-cruiser May 13th, 2009 01:36 PM

5 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise, Sept 21-26, NCL
 
This is a reposition cruise from Vancouver to LA.

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Detail: http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/destinatio...STAL.PAC_COAST

Tax and port charges: $131CAN per person
Direct flight back to Vancouver: $183CAN per person

I am gay, 35, asian, looking for someone around my age to share a cabin with.

swan705 May 14th, 2009 12:24 AM

**Fall transatlantic** Male mid 60's wants to share and save
 
Do you want to cruise to Europe in the fall. I am male, in my mid 60's, non-smoker and love to cruise, I just hate having to pay the single suplement. I have taken nine transatlantic cruises in the past and there is a number of transatlantic cruises that look interesting this fall but I am open to suggestions on any cruise line, I do prefer a cruise that ends in the US. I consider myself very easy to get along with, I am a scocial drinker, enjoy meeting people and enjoy good conversation. I am not looking for some to share the cruise just the cabin, we each do our own thing, depending on the situation.

If you are male, any age and a non-smoker, post a reply or send a PM

irishmike May 15th, 2009 02:36 AM

sorry not on your cruise

JSnow789 May 19th, 2009 09:59 AM

Monarch of the Seas May 29, 2009
 
A quickie 3 night Bahamas Cruise out of Port Canaveral? Anyone local interested? It sails on Friday and returns Monday morning. There is special Florida Resident pricing now on OV Cat H (cheaper than Interiors).

I'm checking on pricing thru my TA today where I won't have to pay a commission.

Let me know!

J

david30101 May 19th, 2009 07:02 PM

8 day Carnival Miracle out of Ft Lauderdale Nov 20
 
Im thinking of booking a 8 day southern caribbean on Carnival Miracle Nov 20 2009. goes to St Marteen, St Kitts and St Lucia. Cabin would be a 6-A balcony cost less then 800.00. Im single male, 46, in very good shape, non smoker. Seeking a cabin mate.

JSnow789 May 19th, 2009 07:30 PM

I went ahead and booked the 5/29 Monarch to the Bahamas. The Single Supplement was $20. There is tons of space available so if anyone is interested check it out!

david30101 May 24th, 2009 06:48 PM

update on my cruise
 
I will be booking the Nov 20 Carnival Miracle out of Ft Lauderdale. The total cost is 830.00 (exc gratuitys) for a 6-A balcony and or a upgrade to higher balcony for 940.00 total cost. I will be going with my sister and her husband and nephew, but im booking a seperate cabin to share. I dont want 4 in a cabin. Expecially when my sister keeps the curtains closed during day with a bacony cabin..She lives like a Vanpire..LOL.

huskyital June 9th, 2009 03:55 PM

Eurodam....Copenhagen to New York....August 11-27th..
 
Have my own room right now....female friend has hers....but wouldn't mind lowering my cost by sharing.....I have inside cabin so would be quite cheap to share with me.....
Husky Italian gay man late 50's...New Yorker...witty & cultured...
COntact me for this or future travel.

david30101 June 9th, 2009 05:47 PM

update on my cruise Miracle Nov 20 out of Ft Lauderdale.
 
After a discussion with family that is going with me. We have decided to go with 2 cabins with 2 in each. I will be sharing with my brother in Law on deck 8, Thanks for all your consideration.

Denverdavo June 11th, 2009 11:11 PM

Carnival Dream, 12-12-09
 
Hey guys! I have booked a single cabin and could use a buddy on the brand new Carnival Dream! This will be her second voyage ever out of Cape Canaveral. I'm 47, 6'4", 205 and in fit shape...non-smoker. My sister will be traveling with some of her family, but in their own cabin of course. This is really going to be a spectacular ship! :-P

Brandon28 June 15th, 2009 05:14 PM

Looking for Cabin Mate, NCL Sky 9/21/09
 
This is almost considered last minute, I am 33 and looking for a cabin mate for a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas from Miami. Anyone interested? Please state your intentions in being cabin mates please as I know not everyone thinks the same.

leoyjr June 15th, 2009 08:28 PM

Cabin Mate for Aug 20th Bahama's Cruise
 
I'm interested in finding a cabin mate for a cruise on the Carnival Sensation. It leaves from Port Canaveral on Thur, Aug 20th and returns Sun, Aug 23rd.

As for me, I'm very down to earth, not a real drinker (once in a blue moon), a non-smoker, more of a laid back (no drama) kind of guy. I'm looking for someone to pal around with, not hook up with. Someone close to my age is better (I'm 39). I definitely have a sense of humor, enjoy exercising, and am non-critical - I tend to get along with most people.

I've been on many cruises and just love going on them. My partner can't go, but I wish to go on a short cruise before school starts.

A little more about the cruise: You'd likely want to fly into Orlando. I'm hoping for the balcony cabin - $369 plus tax. It goes to Nassau.

gaborfrank July 2nd, 2009 08:34 AM

NCL STAR Sep 20-26 Vancouver to Los Angeles-to share cabin
 
Only $279, looking to share a cabin

ddowj July 9th, 2009 09:15 PM

LOOKING 4 CABINMATES: ROYAL CARIBBEAN/CELEBRITY DIAMOND PLUS
 
Hi guys,

I always love to cruise but my travel budget is limited as I can't always sail myself. I love ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND CELEBRITY as I also been on Carnvial (Junk!). I will be DIAMOND PLUS by my next cruise in July and can match with Celebrity's ELITE. Thefore, with my RCL's Diamond Plus membership, I can use the Concierge Club and Celebrity's Lounge at Micheal's Club, which both clubs, I can access private breakfast (reserved for suite guest, and people like me) and enjoy the evening socal hours (which includes FREE drinks alcohol or not). It is whoever that shares my cabin as it is many of the nice perks to have.

I also can apply for discounts with RCL and Celebrity, up to $250, in which if you share a cabin, it can be divided in half to save on your end as well. Can be applied to anyt sailing date, including holiday as it is not limited to select fares.

Ohh, by the way, I am only 24 years old as I don't mind having to share with anyone (regardless of age, bi, straight, married, ect) except that you CANNOT SMOKE in the cabin.

ddowj July 9th, 2009 09:20 PM

LOOKING 4 CABINMATES: ROYAL CARIBBEAN/CELEBRITY DIAMOND PLUS
 
Hi guys,

I always love to cruise but my travel budget is limited as I can't always sail myself. I love ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND CELEBRITY as I also been on Carnvial (Junk!). I will be DIAMOND PLUS by my next cruise in July and can match with Celebrity's ELITE. Thefore, with my RCL's Diamond Plus membership, I can use the Concierge Club and Celebrity's Lounge at Micheal's Club, which both clubs, I can access private breakfast (reserved for suite guest, and people like me) and enjoy the evening socal hours (which includes FREE drinks alcohol or not). It is whoever that shares my cabin as it is many of the nice perks to have.

I also can apply for discounts with RCL and Celebrity, up to $250, in which if you share a cabin, it can be divided in half to save on your end as well. Can be applied to anyt sailing date, including holiday as it is not limited to select fares.

Ohh, by the way, I am only 24 years old as I don't mind having to share with anyone (regardless of age, bi, straight, married, ect) except that you CANNOT SMOKE in the cabin.

I am open to any suggestions as I have been all over (been to Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Central American, Europe, Panama Canal, and Repos). You can say hey as you don't have to be shy. Thanks.

california dave July 27th, 2009 10:33 PM

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kionastar July 30th, 2009 06:29 PM

I have a suite confirmed on Princess Emerald 11/109-11/08/09. My son can't get off work so am looking for cabinmate. I am a smoker, non-drinker, and will smoke on balcony. I am not a drinker because alcohol bothers my M.S. I am completely ambulatory and other than alcohol or fish I am fine. Will consider man or woman. I am a blues lover so will have DVD's and CD;s of Eric Clapton, BB King, Gary Moore, The Eagles, e tc. I am very easy to get along with and have a great sense of humor. Since I have already paid double, I will not require cabinmate to pay 1/2 (total cost of cruise $2600). I don't care if you are straight, hetro, male, female, blue or purple hair. Email me with subject: cabinmate wanted.

Mikey2611 August 1st, 2009 10:00 PM

Older GWM looking for Cruise Buddy
 
I came accross this thread by accident having already posted on both the Cabin Share site and the Gay/Lesbian Site.

I am 64 years young, now semi retired, healthy, clean, discreet, professional and considerate of others. I usually take 2 Cruises each year mainly because the single supplement eats away at my limited budget. I Cruise mainly on RCL and Celebrity but have been on Holland America also. Am now a Diamond member at RCL and of course this transfers to Celebrity.

I am pretty self sufficient and dont mind cruising alone, but it would be great to meet someone in similar circumstances (gay or straight) who might be interested in sharing the cost of a cabin. I would love to take some of the longer cruises and perhaps to more exotic destinations ( China, Thialand, Singapore, India, South America etc but Transatlantics, Alaska and Eastern Canada/USA are also destinations I would like to consider.

I have already booked Celebrity Solstice Nov 20th Greek islands and back to back with the November 30th Transatlantic Rome to Ft Lauderdale but I am not sure i want to share on this particular cruise. I would think about it. I also have a April 10th Transatlantic (Promonade Inside Cabin) booked from Miami to Rome which i would consider sharing (approx $800 per person) excluding air.

I live in Ontario Canada and while I would prefer someone living closeby so that we can meet, I would consider other offers. The cabin share would be purely platonic (well unless you are really cute, under 40 and love older men haha!). PM me if interested in exploring further.

MG August 2nd, 2009 01:36 PM

Zuiderdam 10 Day Southern Caribbean
 
Professional Male, 50's interested in the Holland America Zuiderdam 10 Day Southern Caribbean cruise in November, 2009. Cruise goes to Panama Canal among other places and leaves from Ft Lauderdale. Looking for compatible roommate to share either an inside or outside cabin. E-mail if interested.

emselgallo August 8th, 2009 09:06 PM

GWM Need Roommate for 4-day Seattle-Vancouver Cruise 9/21-25
 
Hi,
I am a single 54 GWM looking for a roommate for a 4-day Seattle to Vancouver cruise on Celebrity's Mercury ship. It's a great deal under $500 per person.

Give me a shout if you are interested to emselgallo@gmail.com

Eric


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