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Past Cruisers Report 98% Success Rate in Meeting Other Singles on Previous Cruise

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,, America's leading singles cruise organization, and, the world's largest online dating site, have announced a blockbuster partnership to bring singles together for the two largest and best-organized singles cruises of 2014. The cruises are a 7-night Halloween cruise departing on October 26 and an 8-night New Year's cruise departing December 27, 2014.  The cruises are open to the public, but for cruisers to take advantage of the exclusive singles parties and benefits, clients from must be booked through's blog, Up to Date, and the general public should book through

Sky-High Satisfaction Levels
This is the second time and have come together, due to a strong demand among singles to mingle at sea. After a 2013 sailing, a full 98% of respondents to a post-cruise survey said the onboard events were successful at helping them meet other singles. Over 90% said that due to their satisfaction with their travel arrangements, they would be "likely" or "very likely" to recommend to a friend. Nearly 90% said they enjoyed the onboard activities, including exclusive complimentary cocktail parties, theme nights, karaoke parties, and free dance classes. Another major draw for these cruises will be's onboard hosts, who lead events and foster interaction between singles.

"Customer feedback from our cruise with in 2013 was overwhelmingly positive, and many cruisers asked for a 'second date,' so to speak, on an even larger scale," said Jody Ryland, Vice President, "Because our Halloween cruise and New Year's celebration cruises are our top-selling cruises of the year, we knew they were the optimal choices for our future cruises with – and we expect even greater success."

Historically,'s Halloween cruise draws up to 500 single cruisers, and its New Year's cruise attracts close to 300. The upcoming 2014 cruises will feature all of the exclusive amenities guests are accustomed to plus the Halloween cruise includes the largest singles Halloween bash at sea, and the New Year's cruise will feature a singles-only New Year's Eve gala.

Cruise Details
The 7-night Halloween cruise departs Fort Lauderdale, FL, on October 26, 2014, aboard Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas. The Eastern Caribbean itinerary will include stops in Nassau, The Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, with three full days at sea, prior to returning to Fort Lauderdale on November 2, 2014.

The 8-night New Year's cruise departs Fort Lauderdale, FL, on December 27, 2014, aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Freedom. The exotic Southern Caribbean itinerary includes port calls in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; plus three days at sea, prior to returning to Fort Lauderdale on January 4, 2015.

Any members who register for either cruise will gain access to all of the singles events has organized exclusively for these sailings. Upon completing their reservation, all guests will also receive access to a private message board dedicated to their specific sailing, where they can ask questions and begin socializing online with fellow single cruisers.

For more details on upcoming sailings, go to, visit's blog, or call 800-393-5000. offers hosted singles cruises throughout the year to top destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Alaska. Founded in 1991, is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is the largest traditional travel agency company in North America with approximately $20 billion in annual sales volume through over 6,000 locations.


Maggie Blehert


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