On a gay cruise -Should I get my own room or let the cruie company arrange a roomate for me ?

  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    , I am going this: Atlantis Gay Cruise - First gay cruise

    http://atlantisevents.com/2012-Baltic-Cruise/15#overview

    It seems like a great vacation, and it goes to some awesome ports of call. I am wondering if any of y'all have gone on one of these. How was it? Did you go with a bf, or by yourself? ,
    Since I am single ,I have to go alone .
    icon_biggrin.gif There's an option to go as a single and randomly get a roommate, but I'd rather know (any maybe even get along with) the person I'd be rooming with for a week.
    Or I shall just let that happen ?
    Conncetion ,advice will be good
    Thanks
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 13, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    Do you HAVE to be paired up with somebody?
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    Jun 13, 2012 8:41 AM GMT
    #YCYL
  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 9:14 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidDo you HAVE to be paired up with somebody?


    I do not ,just wonder if it is better to share with some one -- could be fun to have new friends
    Or if I met some one ,is it better to have my own room ? icon_razz.gificon_question.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    Maybe I am just cheap, but the savings/money would decide this for me. If I saved a shit ton of cash, like 40% by rooming with a stranger I would do it. If it was a small amount I would want my own space so I could relax and get away.

    I am pretty adventurous (my friends call me honey badger for a reason) so I would room with a stranger with no hesitation, but would prefer my own room. Look at the numbers and see what a private room vs. roommate would be.

    Just my humble opinion.
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    Jun 13, 2012 11:41 AM GMT
    I wouldn't run the risk of having to room with someone that I don't get along with. Too many things could go horribly wrong. I'm not a huge fan of cruises, but I'd want my room to be a place to escape everything and everybody else from time to time, and I wouldn't want to worry if my roommate was there or not. Plus, as you've alluded, you may find someone else on the cruise and may want to take them back to your room. So, for me, the answer would be no to the roommate.
  • mattcahn

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    I use dot go to Club Med in the 90's and let them reandomly assign me a roommate. I made some good friends that way. However, if you are particular, it could be a problem. Your roommate might be a snorer,a thief or someone who brings back a different guy every night to the room. As people said above, it depends on the price differential and how much tolerance you have. I suggest bringing earplugs and nothing too expensive with you as a precaution.Have a great time.
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    Isn't there a forum or website for guys going that you can post and see if you can find someone your age/interests?

    There might be an issue with smoking, early riser, entertaining in room, etc.

    We've done it to find other GLBT couples when we've traveled on otherwise st8 cruises using Cruise Critic. They have a GLBT forum and there might be an Atlantis site on there. If not, Atlantis should have one.

  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    First, you can probably guarantee your roomie will not resemble the trio of ripped guys in speedos that you see on the cruise advertisement. icon_smile.gif

    I think it really depends on how easily you adapt to others. I know for me, it would be well worth the money to get my own space; if I discover somebody I fancy, well, then I can invite him (them?) back to my place and we can have our fun.



  • groundcombat

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    Tough call. Big savings would tempt me to find a roommate but the gay cruise setting would not be the ideal one to find out you have a bad roommate: He could be loud, messy, wanting to use the room for sex during all hours of the cruise (or the opposite if you want to get laid in the room). Gay cruises are very expensive whether you split or not so ultimately I would probably just get my own room, have a workable roommate arranged ahead of time, or simply not go.
  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    What about bringing a friend?
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    i would go solo, what if i wanted a lil bump n grind time and he was all "blah blah blah I have rights"
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    Jun 13, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    i would room with a stranger. people don't scare me. an audience doesn't phase me and i like to watch. so being prudish wouldn't be my thing. we're all adult who can map out our parameters on the front end.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 13, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    If you can afford your own room, I would suggest that. It's nice to have the privacy. Just know that you pay double the price for your own room. I would never want to spend that kind of money on a vacation, then gamble that I might get stuck with a cabin-mate who is a nightmare. Those cabins are too small. If you're not traveling with a friend you know you will be fine in close quarters with, I would opt for your own cabin.
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    Jun 13, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    I always get my own room. I am doing the LA one in October and the Auckland to Sydney one if Feb.
  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidIsn't there a forum or website for guys going that you can post and see if you can find someone your age/interests?

    There might be an issue with smoking, early riser, entertaining in room, etc.

    We've done it to find other GLBT couples when we've traveled on otherwise st8 cruises using Cruise Critic. They have a GLBT forum and there might be an Atlantis site on there. If not, Atlantis should have one.


    No , the y do not have a website for the pairing --the ydo have the web for the people who have bee nto the holiday before .Too bad
    If you know something pls post it ,pleaseicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 13, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    I went on the RSVP Eastern Caribbean Cruise this past February with 2 close friends. We had a great time. I probably would not want to go on a cruise alone, but I'd be very reluctant to share a cabin with a perfect stranger. It could really ruin the vacation if you found you had to share a relatively small space with someone you really did not get along with. The cost of a solo cabin is quite high on any cruise and especially on an Atlantis or RSVP cruise, but if you don't have a friend to take the cruise with, I'd suggest getting a solo cabin if you can afford it.
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    Jun 13, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    bluechip508 saidI went on the RSVP Eastern Caribbean Cruise this past February with 2 close friends. We had a great time. I probably would not want to go on a cruise alone, but I'd be very reluctant to share a cabin with a perfect stranger. It could really ruin the vacation if you found you had to share a relatively small space with someone you really did not get along with. The cost of a solo cabin is quite high on any cruise and especially on an Atlantis or RSVP cruise, but if you don't have a friend to take the cruise with, I'd suggest getting a solo cabin if you can afford it.


    Im going on both of mine alone.
  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI always get my own room. I am doing the LA one in October and the Auckland to Sydney one if Feb.

    What shall I expect for my first gay Cruise as a single man ?
    Getting my own room seems a bit expensive but again it make sense knowing that I would not have to risk stucking with a person that I do not like and ruin my vacation icon_biggrin.gif
    Still need more advice from the experience people /icon_lol.gif
  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    SwimBIkeRun949 saidWhat about bringing a friend?
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    Jun 13, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    Get your own room, a friend went on a cruise and had one of his cabin-mate's "dates" steal his camera and iPod -

    He was a nice enough guy but a whore, and constantly wanted to bring guys into their cabin to fuck them - so my friend spent the majority of the trip worrying that his stuff would go missing, or he would walk into the cabin and get an unwelcome show...
  • LJay

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I would get my own room, especially if this were to be my first cruise. There will be enough adjusting to do without dealing with a possible bad match. You will certainly have chances to meet people anyway.

    Also, i used to work for an organization with a yearly convention. We allowed people to be on a list for available roommates. So many of them would call and practically slobber into the phone wanting a bed partner. It gave me the creeps.
  • kooled

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    Jun 13, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    LJay saidI would get my own room, especially if this were to be my first cruise. There will be enough adjusting to do without dealing with a possible bad match. You will certainly have chances to meet people anyway.

    Also, i used to work for an organization with a yearly convention. We allowed people to be on a list for available roommates. So many of them would call and practically slobber into the phone wanting a bed partner. It gave me the creeps.

    YOu got a point man thanks
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    MuscleBadger saidMaybe I am just cheap, but the savings/money would decide this for me. If I saved a shit ton of cash, like 40% by rooming with a stranger I would do it. If it was a small amount I would want my own space so I could relax and get away.

    I am pretty adventurous (my friends call me honey badger for a reason) so I would room with a stranger with no hesitation, but would prefer my own room. Look at the numbers and see what a private room vs. roommate would be.

    Just my humble opinion.



    i agree 100%. The cost would determine it for me, just cuz i like to save money where I can.

    That being said, I'd room with Badger any day. I'm quiet (sorta) and don't take up much space icon_wink.gif
  • crywoof

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    Jun 13, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidIsn't there a forum or website for guys going that you can post and see if you can find someone your age/interests?




    I think there is - it's called RealJock icon_smile.gif