Singles' Cruise: A Relationship Writer's Dream Come True

Shelton, CT (PressExposure) April 09, 2007 -- Terry Hernon MacDonald may be a married woman, but she wanted to put together a cruise for singles and told her husband as much. “He saw it as a natural extension of what I was doing already,” she says, referring to the newsletter she writes for single women. “He told me to go for it.”

But she put it off for several years, even though she’d had some experience organizing travel as an exhibits planner with a New York publisher. “That was land travel, and it was strictly business,” she says. “I had only ever taken one cruise, and it was with my grandmother. I figured I might be out of my depth when it came to coordinating something fun for single people.”

That changed when MacDonald met Virginia DeDad, the owner of Cruise Planners, at a Connecticut Women In Business meeting at Panera Bread in Shelton. Because MacDonald had founded that networking group, DeDad thought she’d be a natural to organize a trip for singles and encouraged her to go forward. “Cruises are my passion,” DeDad says. “I’ve been planning them and taking them for over 20 years, so I assured Terry that she and her guests would be in good hands.”

After hearing testimonials from several of DeDad’s happy customers, MacDonald agreed. The cruise planner suggested a 4-day jaunt to St. John, New Brunswick in Canada. “My husband has family in Nova Scotia, and we’ve stayed in St. John on our way up there,” MacDonald says. “It’s a breathtaking location, and if the weather is with us, it’ll be a refreshing break from the August heat.” Her group, which she named Singles at Sea, will sail from New York on August 16 and return on the 20th.

The trip is open to single people, ages 30 to 50. Travelers who book before April 15th will be entitled to a 5% discount. They may call DeDad directly at 800-794-0741 or visit her website at

“The rates are very attractive,” MacDonald says, adding that she’s thrilled about getting a group of singles together. “Men and women always ask me if I ‘know somebody,’ but I’m the worst matchmaker in the world. I do throw a good party, so the goal is to put a bunch of fun-oriented people in the same place and let them take it from there.”

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Cruise Planners is an American Express agency with over 650 offices nationwide, which allows them to offer the best rates and amenities on every cruise line. They are also a full- service agency which handles land packages, Europe, Las Vegas, all-inclusives, Disney Cruise-and-Land packages, family reunions, church groups, school vacation travel, wine tours and every type of travel imaginable. Cruise Planners' Shelton office is owned by Virginia DeDad, an agent with over 20 years' experience.

About Terry Hernon MacDonald
Terry writes "Attract True Love," a newsletter for single women. She is the founder of Connecticut Women In Business, a networking group that meets twice monthly. In her spare time, she writes fiction and trolls for Emerson, Lake and Palmer videos on YouTube.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 09, 2007 at 12:49 pm
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