Holiday Cruises for Singles offers Halloween and New Year’s Eve sailings for single travelers By: Marilyn Green
<p>Every year, organizes a New Year's cruise for solo travelers. // © 2014</p><div></div>

Every year, organizes a New Year's cruise for solo travelers. // © 2014

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Holidays can be difficult for singles, but has a solution: a festive cruise with a singles-only group of travelers. In business since 1991, designs commissionable cruises for single travelers on scheduled sailings.

The company’s Halloween sailing includes 400 to 600 single travelers, and the New Year’s Eve cruise sails with 250-plus singles. Most other sailings draw around 100 guests, with European cruises attracting fewer guests than Caribbean sailings.

The price point varies per cruise, but it is typically close to what is being offered to independent travelers. Extras are designed to add value. 

Amenities vary slightly, based on the cruise length as well as the number of people in the group, but they typically include complimentary cocktail parties, costume/theme nights, dance lessons, “speed meeting” (a no-pressure version of speed dating), karaoke parties and other informal meeting opportunities. Guests can request complimentary roommate matching, which arranges by gender with no single supplement.

The company also coordinates singles shore excursions, offered at competitive rates. 

The popular Halloween cruise is offered this year from Oct. 26 toNov. 2, aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The New Year’s Cruise is Dec. 27, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015 aboard the Carnival Freedom, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. A seven-night Mexican Riviera sailing out of Los Angeles departs June 13, 2015.