At last, there are bigger and better cabins available for the solo traveller. And to celebrate the acknowledgement of the single sailor as an Very Important Passenger, Cruise Passenger has compiled a list of the lines that offer the best cabins for those who like to travel alone.
And good news – we also pick out the lines with the lowest single supplements.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The Studios in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic ship looks straight out of a sci-fi movie. The hip and exclusive enclave was built for singles. The 100 sq.ft room features full size beds and each solo guest has access to The Living Room, a private
P&O offers 18 single cabins aboard its 3,000 passenger Grand-class ship, Azura. The cabin is around 130 sq.ft. With one single bed, it is perfect for a solo traveller. Aside from the wardrobe, there is also a vanity/writing desk, a TV, radio and tea and coffee making facilities. Onboard the Azura, cruisers will find a range of restaurants and an alfresco adults-only spa terrace.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The line offers a variety of single cabins so solo travellers don’t feel like second -class citizens. Ships like the Balmoral offer a variety of single cabins, some with balconies and with no supplements. Also, if you want to take a bath, these cabins have a shower and a bath.
For you gents who want to travel alone and twirl around the dance floor, Crystal Cruises offers low single supplements (125% for C1-E3 cabins) and a range of activities planned for solo guests. It is also the first line to introduce Ambassadors Hostesses. These ladies, like their male counterparts are available on certain itineraries as dancing partners and dining companions at singles tables.
Ladies, we don’t want you feeling left out. Cunard encourages its solo travellers to take part in a range of their activities. They are also encouraged to sit at larger dinner tables to increase their chances of meeting people. And for the gals who want to take a turn around the dance floor, the line also offers Gentlemen Dance Hosts. The single supplement is 175% (200% in Grill acommodations).
The line charges its singles guests a 25% single supplement. Silversea ships offer an intimate experience and attracts many singles. Try the Silver Cloud or Silver Wind. Both accommodate just 298 passengers.
If you’re looking for a river cruise, Tauck lets singles book Category 1 cabins on any Tauck riverboats in Europe without paying a supplement. Last year, the line also reduced its supplement on Category 4 and 5 cabins by $1,000 on 28 departures.