The Love Boat - How Singles Find Love at Sea
While not everyone ventures onboard a singles cruise with the intention of meeting their soul mate, it does happen more frequently than you might think. Through a variety of scheduled games, parties and other get-togethers, singles have the opportunity to meet a large group of other singles on their cruise vacation.
According to Shelby Bergeron, SinglesCruise.com's lead cruise director, a singles cruise presents the ultimate, no pressure way to start dating someone. "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," explained Bergeron. "Right away, you can tell if you have a spark with another single and you can get to know them better throughout your cruise."
"I am really thankful and blessed that through SinglesCruise.com I have met and made lifelong friendships with amazing people including my soul mate," said Texas passenger Carrie Vargas. "My fiancé and I had a connection that we knew had begun on the Halloween 2004 singles cruise and was just getting stronger and better on the Mexican Riviera 2005 singles cruise. He proposed during my family vacation, and we got married last fall with a small reception onboard last year's Halloween singles cruise to celebrate with our friends."
"A singles cruise gives you the opportunity to meet other interesting people and create friendships from all over the world," said another past cruiser Lori Sgarbossa from Toronto. "I went on my first singles cruise in April 2005 not looking for that special someone, but for fun and sun. I had such a great time and met so many new friends, some of whom I stay in touch with to this day. On my second singles cruise over Halloween 2005, I still wasn''t looking for a serious relationship, but I ended up meeting my future husband Jim Robertson from Vancouver."
Another unique benefit to booking a singles cruise is that you will meet potential love interests from all over the country and even all over the world that you never would have met otherwise. Instead of the tired dinner and movie date, you can get to know your catch while you snorkel, kayak, play beach volleyball or attend a karaoke party.
"I love that I met my wife Trish swimming with the stingrays in Grand Cayman," said past cruiser Jason Garrett. "We have such a great ''how they met'' story! I had tried meeting people through various dating services, club scenes, etc., but this gave me a ''no-pressure'' approach during a fun vacation. I never thought that I would meet the woman of my dreams at sea!"
As a host on more than 15 singles cruises a year, Bergeron estimates that as many as 40 to 50 couples a year start a long-term relationship after their singles cruise, and of those, maybe four or five that result in a marriage.<< Back To List