8 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean Getaway

Match.com has partnered with SinglesCruise.com -- one of the largest providers of vacations customized just for singles like you -- to bring you a hyper fun Stir Getaway at sea. Ring in the New Year like never before -- with hundreds of New single friends on one of Carnival’s Newly upgraded Fun Ships. Try New Adventures on the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao and the "New" hotspot of Turks & Caicos.

The Carnival Freedom’s 2.0 upgrades include the New Guy’s Burger Joint and the New make your own burritos at the Blue Iguana Cantina. New libation selections at Alchemy Bar — cocktail magic central, and EA SPORTS Bar — the 50-yard-line of fun and drink. New menu items make every meal even more scrumptious than ever. After all the excitement, rest and recuperate in the adult only Serenity Retreat, where total relaxation is not only encouraged, but pretty much required.

The highlight of this cruise for the hundreds of singles onboard is the blow-out New Years Eve celebration, which begins as we leave the lights of Aruba behind and Midnight fireworks light the sky and sea in glistening color. While you may be traveling single, you will never be alone at this rock till dawn mega party…..or any other time during your 8 night trip of the year!
Questions? View our FAQs.

Sail Date: December 27, 2014
Port: Ft. Lauderdale (Where are we going?)
Ship: Carnival Freedom

Event Pricing

Interior Stateroom (Shared)

These spacious staterooms are an excellent value and have no window...great for sleeping in!

$1519

Per person / Double occupancy
Price is subject to change based on availability. After purchasing the current offer, you may upgrade to your own cabin when discussing your booking with a SinglesCruise.com agent.

Your Fare includes:

Before your cruise departs you will receive a detailed itinerary of our singles only event dates and times.
You can look forward to these options – participate in as many or as few as you’d like.

  • New Cruisers Orientation
  • Name Bead Registration
  • Orientation Cocktail Mixer
  • Games & Introductions
  • Breakfast Club
  • Walk-A-Mile
  • Battle of the Sexes Trivia!
  • Name That Tune
  • Wine Tasting
  • Dance Classes
  • Flirty Girl Fitness Cardio Dance
  • Golf Get Together
  • Adult Trivia!
  • Pictionary
  • Open Bar Cocktail Parties
  • Morning Mimosa Meet-Ups
  • Pizza Party
  • Singles Games & Mixers
  • Pre- Dinner Cocktail Get Togethers
  • Nightly Singles Dining Section
  • Speed Meeting
  • Lunch Bunch

This is a VERY popular cruise, reserve today!

Within 24 hours of your purchase on match.com, you’ll receive a detailed email from
SinglesCruise.com requesting additional information. Do not confirm air, hotel or other
non-refundable options until you discuss your booking with SinglesCruise.com.

Where are we going, what are we doing??

Well we can tell you this...you won't be bored! We have some great times planned both for our onboard journey as well as in port. Check each day out below, just click on it to see what we have up our sleeves!

Even better, join us before the cruise at our select pre-cruise hotel and "Get Together". It's a great opportunity to meet and socialize with your fellow travelling companions before you board the ship!



Saturday December 27, 2014 >> 4pm Ft. Lauderdale Florida

The Carnival Freedom departs Ft. Lauderdale. Arrive early, (boarding is from 12:30pm to 2:30pm). Once onboard, please join us for our first SinglesCruise event - our welcome cocktail party! Please check your singles mingles itinerary for the exact time of the party and any other important information.

Sunday December 28, 2014 >> All Day at Sea

Enjoy a Fun Day at Sea and all the exciting Singles Cruise exclusive activities.

Monday December 29, 2014 >> 7am - 2pm Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, may be small, but it’s packed with scenic punch and historic charm. Carnival cruises to Grand Turk deliver you to an enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails, and picture-perfect beaches. Discover an oasis of green set in aquamarine seas ringed by a pristine coral reef and the steep wall of the continental shelf with cruises to Grand Turk. Swim in the sparkling turquoise seas off Governor’s Beach. Snorkel or dive the coral reefs fringing Grand Turk. Tour historic Cockburn Town and the old salinas (salt pans). Feel the velvety touch of a stingray’s wings in Gibbs Cay. Shop for duty-free jewelry and local crafts in the colorful Grand Turk Cruise Center.

Tuesday December 30, 2014 >> 9am - 4pm La Romana, Dominican Republic

Cruise to La Romana to play on some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches and lush terrain. La Romana, Dominican Republic, is a captivating slice of the tropics on the island’s southeast coast. On your Carnival Dominican Republic cruise, you can comb the cobblestoned streets of a re-created medieval village, hunt for craft treasures, and thrill to the pampered luxury of Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre resort next door. Relax on the tropical hideaway of Saona Island. Wander the streets of a re-created 16th-century Spanish village. Take to the turquoise Caribbean Sea by snorkel, sail, or kayak. See cigars being rolled by hand with cruises to La Romana. Buy handmade pottery from the artists themselves at Altos de Chavón.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 >> 2pm - 11:30pm Aruba

Splash in the sparkling Caribbean or relax on a sun-baked beach on your Carnival cruise to Aruba. Known as “one happy island,” Aruba welcomes cruisers with picture-perfect beaches, swathes of exotic blooms, and some of the top shopping and nightlife in the Caribbean. Celebrate the year-round Carnival spirit or simply unwind to the island’s bewitching and relaxing tempo on Aruba cruises. Lounge on the white sands of world-class Palm Beach. Explore the caves and petroglyphs of Arikok National Park. Double down at one of the island’s neon-lit casinos on cruises to Aruba. Explore Aruba’s wild northeast coast by off-road vehicle. Shop for fine Dutch-made porcelain and imported chocolates in Oranjestad.

Thursday January 1, 2015 >> 8am - 4pm Curacao

Europe meets the West Indies in Curacao, a smashing blend of bold color and cosmopolitan culture. The largest of what was formerly the Netherlands Antilles, this Caribbean island has it all. Cruise to Curacao for the beautiful beaches, historic architecture, and global marketplace. Carnival Curacao cruises let you explore this magical island, from its marine parks to its distinctive liqueur to its warm, welcoming embrace. Take a trolley train tour through the pastel-hued streets of Willemstad Snorkel amid rich marine life in the Curacao Underwater Marine Park. Shop for quality European goods and Dutch treats in the Punda District. Stroll across historic Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge. See wild goats, iguanas, and Curacao deer playing in Christoffel National Park.

Friday January 2, 2015 >> All Day at Sea

Enjoy a Fun Day at Sea and all the exciting Singles Cruise exclusive activities.

Saturday January 3, 2015 >>All Day at Sea

Enjoy a Fun Day at Sea and all the exciting Singles Cruise exclusive activities.

Sunday January 4, 2015 >> 8am Ft. Lauderdale Florida

The Carnival Freedom and all of our Singles Cruise guests arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale. After an exciting week full of fun, the cruise has finally come to an end. The memories and all your new found friendships will last a lifetime!

Meet Your Cruise Hosts!

Our onboard hosts have one goal, making sure you have a great time each and every hour of your vacation. They organize the singles only onboard events, make sure all guests feel comfortable and an integral part of the group, share their recommendations for your time on-board and onshore, and take care of any small details you need attending to.

Mary-Jay : Cruise Host

Mary-Jay loves the fun and challenge of being a singles cruise host – especially having to think on her feet (or sea-legs!). She enjoys learning about all of our cruise guests and watching them meet and interact as part of a group. “There is so much laughter – what a great job!”

She loves to travel and her favorite destination is St. Thomas. She first heard about it as a small child from her aunt and uncle as one of their favorite vacation spots so to see it for the first time herself really brought back those special childhood memories. Her professional background has been serving clients in a variety of roles in the restaurant industry. She looks forward to helping others enjoy their upcoming singles cruises and sharing the excitement along with them.


Doni : Cruise Host

Doni enjoys being a host because she loves to travel and meeting new people. She has worked three contracts on Holland America living on the ship six to eight months at a time. When Doni is not cruising, she loves to ride motorcycles and work in her antique shop refurbishing furniture to the "vintage chic" look. She lives in Florida because it makes her feel like she is on a vacation every day. She originally calls Oklahoma City home.




Marillen : Cruise Host

Marillen has hosted a number of singles cruises for us and loves meeting new people from all over the world. She feels a large sense of accomplishment when she hears people tell her how much she impacted their trip and helped them have the best vacation ever! Her favorite event to host is the welcome party because she gets to see everyone for the first time and it is so wonderful to see how excited they are to start their new adventure.

Marillen's professional background has been serving clients in the mortgage industry but she has always been an avid traveler and cruiser – cruising at least twice a year. Her favorite cruise has been to Hawaii, but she also loves visiting the beautiful port of St. Lucia.

FAQs

What’s a Stir Event?

It takes something big to cause a stir. Match.com is excited to offer live events all across the country. From happy hour to cooking classes to dance lessons and sushi-making get-togethers. Stir is your connection to interesting singles. Every Stir event is based on what you like and where you live. Let the mixing begin.

What's included in your cruise fare?

Food, food and more food! All of your meals and snacks throughout the day in the main dining areas are included with your singles cruise. Room service is also a nice alternative and is usually complimentary but please inquire on your cruise as some late night requests may involve a nominal service charge. Some ships offer optional gourmet specialty restaurants that charge a nominal fee.

Drinks - There is complimentary fountain water, ice tea, coffee and a small choice of juices available in the buffet area 24 hours/day. Any beverage ordered at the bar such as soda, bottled water, alcohol drinks, juice and specialty coffees are an additional fee. Most cruise lines now offer inclusive bar packages that will include beer, wine and soda for an upfront fee of approximately $45 per day. Please inquire with our team for details whether this option is available on your singles cruise. One small caveat: everyone in your stateroom must order the beverage package in order for you to be eligible to purchase it.

Entertainment - Cruise ships cater to the casino lovers and show stoppers! Live bands, comedy clubs, Las Vegas style production shows and deck parties are all included in your fabulous cruise vacation. The vast majority of cruise lines include all the onboard entertainment with your cruise fare.

Taxes/Port Fees - SinglesCruise.com includes all of these excess fees in our final pricing so there are no surprises. Taxes and port fees are a large percentage of the cruise cost and many travel agencies will charge them separately.

Not Included: Gratuities for the ships staff. Most cruise lines add approximately $12/day per person to your onboard cruise bill which is split up between your room attendant, dining room servers and those hard-working behind-the-scenes employees who making sure the buffet is full at all times. It is customary, but voluntary, to tip your state room steward and waiter extra in cash if you feel their service was exceptional.

What are the ages of the other singles onboard?

Most of our singles cruises are open to singles of all ages 21 years and above with the majority of people in any group usually falling somewhere between 35 to 55 years old. Of course, there will be singles younger than 35 as well as over 55, so don’t let those statistics stop you!

What are the average men to women ratios on the singles cruises?

Most of our typical singles cruises are very close to a 50/50 ratio which is what we strive for and again will ultimately depend on who signs up for any particular cruise. We will do our best to get equal numbers of the opposite sex to join all cruises, however this cannot be guaranteed. No matter who ends up in your group, you are sure to make new friends and have the time of your life!

Is the entire ship single travelers?

No, the entire ship is not all single travelers. Although our groups typically have quite a large presence onboard the ships, there are still other "non-single" travelers onboard.

What types of singles cruise with SinglesCruise.com?

Singles who travel with SinglesCruise come from all over the US and even around the world. Some of our guests are looking to make a romantic connection, others are interested in having fun and meeting new friends and many don't like traveling alone and enjoy being part of our large groups.

Are the SinglesCruise.com activities open to any singles onboard the ship?

No, singles must book with SinglesCruise to take advantage of our exclusive onboard program.

Do you match singles with roommates? What if I prefer my own room?

We do match singles with roommates of the same gender and similar age (whenever possible) at no additional charge. Booking early will help ensure that you are matched with someone close to your age but this cannot be guaranteed. This complimentary matching service saves our guests money by allowing them to take advantage of the shared (double) occupancy cabin rate. This service is available in most standard cabin categories but not available for suites. If a single prefers to room alone, we can provide rates on single occupancy cabins.

Our goal with our complimentary roommate matching program is to help foster the development of new friendships during your singles cruise and offer you the opportunity to save money by avoiding any single supplement charges imposed by the cruise lines for single cabins.

Please note that SinglesCruise.com accepts no responsibility for roommate matching incompatibility such as sleep patterns, snoring, noise, or age differences. If you are concerned that any of these disparities may be an issue affecting the enjoyment of your vacation, we recommend you purchase a single cabin or better yet - bring a friend along who may also enjoy a singles cruise!

SinglesCruise will match clients of the same gender to share a cabin, and it will try to match roommates based on age similarity, although this is not a guarantee. SinglesCruise does not conduct any type of background checks on it clients in general, and specifically does not conduct background checks on matching a client with another in a roommate situation.

SinglesCruise makes no representations or warranties regarding compatibility between roommates. Our roommate matching is strictly for non-smokers - this is for the comfort of all our roommate matches, and it relies on the honor system at booking and common courtesy while onboard. Even if you don’t consider yourself a regular smoker, if you do choose to smoke during the cruise, then you will not have the option of using our roommate matching on any future cruises.

Under no circumstances will SinglesCruise be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental arising out of or relating to the conduct of any client or guest action or interaction between clients or guests, including without limitation bodily injury, emotional distress, harassment, and defamation.

Can I book shore excursions through SinglesCruise.com?

Yes, SinglesCruise.com offers optional shore excursions for our group. Shore excursions are guided tours or adventures in a cruise ship's port of call. We will provide information and booking instructions on these excursions approximately 60 days prior to each cruise. You may also purchase shore excursions directly with the cruise lines through their own Shore Excursion Desk.

Can we meet any of the singles on our cruise before we depart?

Yes, you will be given access to a private Facebook page to communicate with and get to know other singles on your single cruises. We typically hold an optional pre-cruise meet and greet and arrange a pre-cruise hotel in the port city the night before the cruise departs to welcome all of our singles and begin the fun! Ask our cruise specialists for the pre-cruise details after your booking is completed.

Do I need a passport?

Yes

How do I obtain a passport?

United States citizens can visit the State Department's travel website www.travel.state.gov, or call the U.S. National Passport Information Center: 1-877-4USA-PPT; TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793. The standard processing of a passport is six weeks if you apply from inside the U.S. SinglesCruise recommends that all travelers gain a passport even if just considering a cruise vacation.

What should I pack?

Daytime calls for casual clothing, and the dress code for the evenings includes anything from casual resort wear to a sport coat and tie. Remember, jeans, shorts and t-shirts are never permitted in the dining room during dinner. Each cruise generally has one or two formal nights onboard the ship where passengers get decked out in party dresses, evening gowns, suits or tuxedos. Don't forget to pack your special outfits for the SinglesCruise.com theme nights (you will receive a description of your cruise theme nights prior to departure).

When can we board the ship?

Embarkation normally begins three to four hours before the cruise departure time (see your cruise documents for details).

Can I bring alcohol or other drinks?

Many cruise lines allow you to bring a bottle of wine/champagne on board on embarkation day as long as it is in your carry-on luggage, we suggest researching their website for more information. Any alcohol purchased on board or in port will be held until you disembark the vessel. Most cruise lines allow you to bring a small amount (approximately 12 small bottles) of non-alcoholic beverages such as water or soda.