Once, sailing solo meant a passenger had to pay two fares, making holidays at sea hugely expensive. But thanks to rising demand, more lines are offering solo cabins and single supplement deals.
Considering a cruise on your own? Cruise Passenger has found the best single supplement offers for 2019 to 2021, so you can start planning your dream solo holiday. These are often found on luxury lines like Ponant, Silversea Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Crystal Cruises remains one of the most popular luxury cruise lines for solo travellers, making up to 25 per cent of the line’s guests. The line not only offers a wide range of activities but also have single supplements starting as low as 10 percent.
Solo cruisers can now also find solo cabins on many other lines like: Cunard Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Costa Cruises.
American Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the US offering a mix of small ship coastal and river cruises, also has single cabins that are without any single supplement on all of their ships.
Lines are even encouraging solo sailors to take the plunge with special activities for solo sailors on board, like pre and post-dinner drinks, afternoon tea. Taking part in culinary programs, workshops and wine tastings also present opportunities to meet new people while on holiday.
See below to which lines are offering single supplement deals:
The luxury French line is waiving the single supplements off a selection of 27 itineraries. Among the selection are a good mix of itineraries departing in 2019 and 2020. For those who like to plan ahead, there is even a 21-night expedition cruise from Antarctica to Africa in March 2021.
The itineraries also include 3-night short breaks on their new itinerary from Bergen, Norway to Reykjavik, Iceland which is sailing in June 2020. The 2019 sailings offered include 12-night South American adventures in the Ecuador and Chile, departing in October.
The line has also included a few expedition cruises that are done in collaboration with National Geographic, sailing West Africa as well as the Antarctic, which takes you from Montevideo to Ushuaia.
You can also take advantage of this offer to sail with your family and get quiet time in your own private cabin at the end of the excitement-filled day. The line has an eight-day family-themed cruise to the Mediterranean, which has the line’s signature Young Explorers Program. The program has a series of educational and recreational activities led by experienced counsellors.
Silversea Cruises is also currently featuring single occupancy supplements starting at 10% and going up to 25%. The single supplement will be added to the cruise fare depending on the suite category and ship the itinerary is sailing on. The offer can also be combined with last-minute savings and early booking bonus.
The selection of 48 cruises includes sailings in 2019 and all the way to May 2021. It features sailings from seven to 21-days, including 15-day itineraries from Darwin to Bali, itineraries departing Ecuador and Florida as well as roundtrips from San Juan in 2019.
In 2020, itineraries departing Sydney on the Silver Muse for a roundtrip sailing and to Singapore are also available. There are also itineraries exploring Japan, London and Alaska included in the offer.
Every Silversea voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions.
Regent Seven Seas
Go on a solo luxury voyage with Regent Seven Seas while enjoying special offers on their single supplements. Starting at 25 per cent and up to 50 per cent above the advertised per person fare and on 43 itineraries.
Most of the itineraries on offer sail in 2019 and 2020 but there are two sailing departing Vancouver on May 2021 included as well.
The sailings range from seven to 14-nights, departing Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Venice, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Athens and London.
Seabourn Cruise Line
Seabourn’s intimate small ship cruising is perfect for solo cruises and the line has a selection of 2019 itineraries sailing to all parts of the world with reduced single supplement starting at 25 per cent above current fares.
Sailing in Australia and New Zealand in December 2019 is Seabourn Encore, on a 17-day Bali to Sydney itinerary as well as a 16-day Sydney to Auckland itinerary.
The line also has many seven-day itineraries in the Caribbean and two week long itineraries in Northern Europe included in their selection of voyages.
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises is currently offering 125 to 150 per cent single supplement based on double occupancy for select Alaska sailings. The eight to 10-night itineraries are departing May and June 2019, so you’ll need to be able get away on short notice to enjoy this offer!