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The Carnival Freedom will carry baby boomer singles to the eastern Caribbean in November 2013. Photo from Carnival.

The Carnival Freedom will carry baby boomer singles to the eastern Caribbean in November 2013. Photo from Carnival.

Here’s a niche within a niche: a cruise not just for baby boomers, but for single baby boomers.

It makes sense, because while lots of cruises are filled with boomers, cruises — ever popular with couples, families and even groups of friends — can be difficult for single travelers.

Where does a single traveler sit at dinner? Where does a single traveler find a dance partner? Where does a single traveler find someone to just hang out with?

The problem may even be greater for travelers over 50.

To meet this need, Singles Cruise is sponsoring an eight-night “Baby Boomers Caribbean Adventure Singles Cruise” for singles born between 1946 and 1964, embarking November 16 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, aboard the Carnival Freedom.

The eastern Caribbean cruise will call at the islands of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Antigua; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Nassau in The Bahamas.

Activities may include cocktail parties, costumed theme nights, private dances, speed meeting sessions, pub crawls, pool parties and karaoke. Optional and additionally priced singles-only shore excursions may also be arranged.

Not everyone onboard the ship will belong to this group, so to take advantage of the singles-only activities boomers have to book through singlescruise.com.

As I’ve written about several times on this blog, niche cruising is becoming more and more popular with the public, and therefore those who market cruises should be more and more attuned to it.

It’s the coming wave in the cruise industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to A Caribbean Cruise Just for Single Boomers

  • What about the single supplement? The question is, what does a “singles” cruise could mean?
    If two friends are single and travel together on this cruise, sharing a room, they will get a per person price like any couple would.
    If a person is single and traveling solo, he or she might pay twice the price to have a single room. Sometimes tour operators ask if guests are wiling to share a room with another guest of the same sex so they don’t get gouged, although not everyone is interested in doing so. I wonder what the case is here.

    • Good question, Ellen. In this case, a single person would pay about half the cost of a cabin if sharing with another person, and would pay the full cost of the cabin if not sharing. Right or wrong, that’s pretty standard pricing for cruises. Of course, this being a “singles cruise,” you might hope for more of a price break, but the cruise line would call the shots on this, not the organizer. The latter would take the hit (i.e., lose money) if cabins went for half price to accommodate singles. The organizer will match you with a roommate of the same sex if you request one.

  • I want someone to speak to about my boomer single cruise. Perfect age group for me. Want to go on several cruise. Would prefer telephone call 602 488 6633 but email is a start dont4cloz@msn.com

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According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
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  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

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