First-time SinglesCruisers send tons of questions our way before their first cruise with us, and we love answering all of them!
But we also receive a high number of questions from our repeat cruisers too, along with comments and suggestions for the future.
Today, Shelby takes a moment to respond to “Part 2″ of our Frequently Asked Questions/Comments from our repeat guests!
1. You would like the pre-cruise hotel to be near fun things and at a good rate, not to conflict with other local events.
We take great care in finding hotels that are reasonably priced. Sometimes there are events that affect hotel pricing, for example, the “Boat Show” in Fort Lauderdale. While careful consideration is made when choosing ships and departure ports, there are times we are forced to select a location hosting a local event. In these cases we generally send an email to alert our customers the importance of booking early to ensure the best prices.
We absolutely understand that you love to party on the beach – why wouldn’t you, you are on vacation in the Caribbean! While we love to host a good party, there are also a lot of people who want to tour areas a little more intimately. The cruise lines have made exclusive contracts with many of our past vendors which only allows them to work with the cruise line directly. We also have insurance requirements, in order to keep you safe, so for these reasons we have been working with the cruise line vendors. But we are still meeting at the major restaurant bar attractions and when the cruise line offers a beach parties we take advantage of the opportunity.
3. You love the drink packages.
We are happy to announce that all the major cruise lines are offering them; just keep in mind that if you have a roommate they have to purchase that package too.
4. You want age-separated parties. Some for under 40’s and some for over 40’s.
This has been tried in the past and failed miserably. Although we truly understand that some people want to be with only their age range, especially the 30’s/40’s crowd, we find that many of the 50’s plus crowd want to be with people in their 30’s and 40’s, and that’s why they choose an all-ages cruise. We know you are aware that we offer age-specific cruises, so if you are only interested in being with a certain age range we hope you will choose one of them. If they become popular we will add more of them next year.
5. You want a smaller Halloween cruise.
It’s really interesting that MOST new cruisers really want to know ONE THING – “What’s your largest Singles Cruise?” That question gets asked and answered hundreds of times a week and we have the answer: “Halloween is our largest sailing!” It’s what puts us on the map and we are proud of our Halloween program. We even hope to charter a ship someday soon for Halloween! MOST of our seasoned veterans know that you get to know a lot more people a lot better when you have 100-200 singles rather than 600+, so we do have a dozen sailings with 100-200 guests so if you want a smaller group. There really are many choices! But we can’t disappoint all of our new, excited cruisers who want the biggest singles cruise and we love having you back!
6. You want pool parties on board!
I do too! As soon as we charter a ship we will have control of all public areas. Until then, we are a group on a ship with many other passengers, and the cruise lines want all of their passengers to feel special. We are unable to reserve any public area, like the pool, during the day at high usage times, because it would interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the public areas. So let’s spread the SinglesCruise.com word and charter a ship for Halloween 2015 already!
So there you have it – I hope this was helpful and please know that we are always available to answer your inquiries! We love our SinglesCruise.com family and we want to provide the best vacation experience possible to you.
Sure, we have some guidelines to follow, but we don’t know until we ask so keep these inquiries coming! There are thousands of you and only one of me, so it could take some time, but I’m truly happy to help. You can always find me on Facebook or by emailing me directly: Shelby@SinglesCruise.com. I hope to have you on board one of our fabulous SinglesCruise.com sailings soon!