List of cruises for solo travelers - which ships have single cabins, how to avoid single supplements and have fun alone - (2023)

I was recently on a Twitter chat about a cruise and asked the cruise line rep, "Do you have single cabins or do you waive the single supplement on every trip?" and then grilled. They darken and no longer interact with me. Ignoring much of the travel community — the solo traveler (not the solo traveler, because you can be a solo traveler and not single), I think cruise lines continue to leave a lot of money on the table. I like to say, "A cruise is a taste of the destination, so you know if you want to come back and explore more." Cruising has its pros and cons, but for solo travelers it's a great way to travel the world and see multiple destinations in one trip. Once unpacked, be sure to do as much as you like. Whether social or antisocial: There are no rules. If you want to sail solo, the big question is “which boats have single cabins”? I did my best to compile a list of boats and current assignments for each cabin. Keep in mind that numbers are subject to change, but this is a starting point for your cruise research.

My solo cruise vacation

While I've only sailed on a few cruise lines (Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Disney, Norwegian) and had to (reluctantly) pay the single cabin supplement, there has been some (albeit slow) progress in the cruise industry, adding singles to some new ships -/Double cabins and upgrade some older ships when in dry dock. I wrote mineNCL studio cabin reviewjNorwegian EPIC singles loungeDue to my transatlantic voyage from Miami to Barcelona I thought it would be good to know what other options there are for cruising solo. Norwegian started single cabins on the NCL Epic in 2010, and over a decade later I'm still talking about the changes needed in the cruise industry to accommodate solo travelers.

When I traveled from Copenhagen to the Baltic Sea on Princess Emerald (no single cabins), there was a 50% offer that fitted the single supplement into my budget for an inside cabin, but single travelers are charged between 150-200% of the quoted fare value per person . I met a couple on board who refused to spend money on their cruise while booking some cruise tours, wine tasting, wine with my meal etc. Ultimately the cruise made more money for me as a solo traveler than for the couple.

Solo cruise observations

  • I applaud Cunard for recognizing the waning need for a photo gallery and casino and repurposing the space to add single staterooms on Queen Mary 2. Fifteen ocean view cabins is a wonderful start.
  • I'm happy for himcelebrity borderSingle cabins with terrace but there are so many categories above the lowest interior that it might be a high price for me. It will be a luxury, but a luxury at a price.
  • With a guaranteed cabin you can save money, i. H. the shipping company will allocate your cabin to you. You cannot choose the location of the cabin. If you absolutely must be midships, a guaranteed room is not for you.
  • Repositioning cruises (aka crossover, transatlantic, transpacific, etc.) can be a fantastic deal for solo travelers: longer days at sea and you get from point A to point B
  • Don't be surprised if single cabins are the first to sell out. There are only 4 single cabins on the Norwegian Pride of America, which sails year-round to the Hawaiian Islands.
  • If this is your first time cruising alone, it is best to consult a cruise expert to help you choose the right cruise line, ship and itinerary as there are so many options that choosing becomes debilitating.
  • read myTips for solo travelersjTips for a first time cruisejCruise budget planner

Please note that the following is accurate to the best of our knowledge and cruise lines are subject to change. Given the moving target of fares, promotions, etc. I have not included prices, with the exception of Queen Mary's departure on 2nd November as this is quite fixed.

They are generally considered "US cruise ships" because the general cruise passenger mix, except in the Asian market, tends toward US guests. For us in the US, these are the top cruise lines in terms of advertising, promotions and social media.

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Note: The pandemic has disrupted cruise lines, ships and capacity; As a result, single/single cabins and vessels may be suspended or no longer in service. It is best to check the website of the respective cruise line.

Single cabins by Cunard Cruise Lines

The Cunard line of luxury ships recently added 15 single cabins to the Queen Mary 2 when the ship underwent a dry dock conversion. The category code is KB and KC and is located midships on decks 2 and 3 as the area used to be the photo gallery and part of a casino (both no longer used I think) so the cabins have windows! The cabins have one double bed and range in size from 159 to 162 square feet. Cunard recently added single cabins,Britannia single cabinsto the other ships in your fleet. Cunard operates transatlantic voyages to and from New York and Southampton, England, as well as intensive itineraries of one month or longer. The ships are luxurious, cater to a larger demographic, and have a Canyon Ranch spa onboard.

Last November prices for a 7 day crossing from New York to Southampton, England were US$1,586 compared to US$699 per person for an inside cabin (single supplement is US$1,398) plus taxes/duties. So you're paying a little more for less space, but for a window overlooking the water. If you have points for a one-way flight to New York or London, this is a smooth and peaceful way to return home.

  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 – 15 Single Sea View Cabins (double bed)
  • Cunard Queen Elizabeth – 8 outside single cabins / 1 inside
  • Cunard Queen Victoria – 8 outside single cabins / 1 inside

Royal Caribbean single cabins

The latest boatsroyal caribbeanFleet, Ovation of the Seas, and Quantum of the Seas offer inside (virtual view) and ocean view options for single cabins ranging in area from 101 to 119 square feet and full-size beds, while others offer twin-size beds in smaller space on your others Ships. The balcony category interests me the most as the other ships are all inside cabins. A novelty is the virtual view from the balcony into the interior of some ships.

  • Anthem of the Seas - Interior (Full Bed) 14 Twin Cabins / Sea View 12 Twin Cabins
  • Adventure of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 5 single cabins
  • Brilliance of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 3 single cabins
  • Harmony of the Seas - Interior (Full Bed) 3 Double Cabins / Ocean View 12 Double Cabins (average 96 square feet)
  • Jewel of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 3 single cabins
  • Mariner of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 2 single cabins
  • Ovation of the Seas - Inside (double bed) 16 single cabins / 12 single cabins with sea view
  • Quantum of the Seas - Interior (full bed) 16 double cabins / Ocean View 12 double cabins
  • Radiance of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 3 single cabins
  • Serenade of the Seas - Interior (double bed) 3 single cabins

There are no individual guest suites, so you must book these with an individual surcharge of 200%, as you would any other relevant cabin category that offers more space. Honestly, in my experience, you should sleep and shower in your cabin so the space doesn't have to be too much at an additional cost. Note that single supplement payments earn you 2x Crown & Anchor loyalty points, while booking a single cabin only earns you 1x. So if you're interested in moving up to the elite tiers, this might be something for you to consider. which cabin should be booked. In addition, the regular room with an individual supplement can sometimes be cheaper due to the offers available. So do your research and consult a cruise specialist if you can't find the individual cabins to book online. They sell out quickly.

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Custom stateroom Edge by Celebrity Cruises

If there's one new addition I'm excited about, it's the 16-cabin Celebrity Edge ship Edge Verandah. The category code is much larger than the normal cabin amenities, please note that they are on the verandah (balcony) level. Forward deck 6 has 16 double cabins that mirror the regular infinity balcony cabins but without a sofa (do you ever use the sofa when traveling alone? I don't). With around 142 square meters, including the balcony, they will please the discerning single traveler.

Celebrity is a popular line due to its wellness spa menus, entertainment and self-service wine kiosks; Unfortunately, they do not offer single cabins on their other ships. I first sailed solo with Celebrity on the Constellation Connie from Istanbul to visit Turkey and the Greek Islands. my newestCruzeiro Solo kein Celebrity EdgeSailing was amazing and with thatAqua class upgrade cruise offerAnyhow, it was fabulous!

Norwegian Cruise Lines – NCL Solo-Studiokabinen

Norwegian studio single cabinwins the innovation award in the solo traveler category. Studio cabins are 100 square foot interiors with a double bed! It's not a double bed. Staterooms typically have two decks and are connected by an interior staircase and a separate lounge with a wet bar, vending machines, coffee area, televisions, and a seating area for working or relaxing. pleasant and ensure a pleasant journey. For the solo traveler, the group of travelers who each want their own cabin, or the multi-generational family who has a traveling grandmother, aunt or uncle who don't want to share a cabin (my mom snores so everyone has their own cabin).

  • Norwegian Epic: 128 single studio cabins
  • Norwegian Breakaway: 59 single studio cabins
  • Norwegian Getaway: 59 single studio cabins
  • Norwegian Escape: 82 single studio cabins
  • Norwegian Bliss: 82 studio single cabins
  • Norwegian Pride of America: 4 single cabins

The category is Studio. Norwegian has even added single cabins to its Pride of America Hawaii cruise, which sails year-round. There are only four cabins, but if you want to visit Hawaii and the Hawaiian Islands, you can now. Please note that depending on promotions and special offers, the studio option may cost more than the single supplement in an interior room type. Studio lounge access is included with the studio reservation and those not staying in the studios can only access the lounge during happy hours.

Holland America Line Cabins Simple

LosCabañas individuais Nieuw Statendamwill overlook the sea and be artistically inspired. With only twelve individual booths, it will probably be the first to sell out. Holland America has an older sailing demographic so it will be interesting to see how these single cabins fare among older or younger travelers, particularly aCruise to Alaska🇧🇷 The average room is larger than most at 127-172 square feet but has a double bed. I liked that on Holland America each cabin has a fluffy bathrobe as well as a daily fruit basket (you can choose your fruit from the list or ask housekeeping for a fruit that isn't on the list).

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  • Holland America Koningsdam - 12 Single Sea View Cabins (double bed)
  • Holland America Nieuw Statendam – 12 Einzelkabinen mit Meerblick (Doppelbett)
  • Holland America Prinsendam – 2 Single Sea View / 1 Inside

Generally, these European cruise lines focus their itineraries on most of their resident passengers coming from local European countries. That's not to say there aren't Americans on board, but not many as the ads, offers and social media are all targeted towards EU countries.

Costa Cruises single cabins

Costa CruisesThe Italian shipping company, which belongs to Carnival Cruise Lines, offers spacious single cabins from 130 to 160 square meters on eight of its fourteen ships: The number varies between 6 and 21 single cabins (inside and sea view with double bed) depending on the equipment. Boat. The Costa Diadema has single cabins with additional benefits available to guests. I don't know much about the Costas as I haven't sailed them before but as an Italian ship I have to think the food on board is amazing.

  • Costa Diadema – only 21 Cabins
  • Costa Fascinosa – nur 17 Kabinen
  • Costa Favolosa – only 17 cabins
  • Pacific Coast - 17 cabins only
  • Costa Serena – only 17 cabins
  • Costa Mágica -14 individual Kabinen
  • Costa Fortuna - only 14 cabins
  • Costa neoRomantica – nur 6 Kabinen

Simple Cabins P&O Cruise Line

Owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, of which there are currently about seven, three of them adult-only, P&O ships are UK-based ships offering modern British cruises. they offerP&O single cabinson their ships and the passengers are usually Europeans. Their itineraries are often longer to accommodate their guests' vacation plans (unfortunately, Americans have fewer vacation days, hence our 3-5-7 day trips).

  • P&O Azura – 12 single outside cabins / 6 single inside cabins
  • P&O Arcadia – 2 outside cabins / 4 inside cabins
  • P&O Aurora – 4 individual outside cabins
  • P&O Britannia: 15 balcony single cabins / 12 inside single cabins
  • P&O Oriana – 2 individual inside cabins
  • P&O Ventura – 12 single outside cabins / 6 single inside cabins

Fred Olsen Cruise Line Cabin Simples

Fred Olsen Cruiseis a UK based company offering single cabins since its inception in 1988. With only four ships in its fleet, it has almost 200 single cabins on all four ships, each with a double bed.

  • Fred Olsen Braemar 40 single cabins
  • Fred Olsen Balmoral 64 individual single cabins
  • Fred Olsen Black Watch - 43 Einzelkabinen
  • Fred Olsen Boudicca - 43 individual single cabins

Small luxury boats: Individual prices vary

Although ships do not offer single cabins, they may offer a lower single supplement or may waive the single supplement depending on the itinerary and the current promotion. These small boats are quite luxurious in terms of the amenities they offer and the features included in the price. Unlike mass-market ships, they may offer drinks, tours, or private dining included in the promotion.

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  • Seabourn - gealtert 175%
  • Cristal - ranges from 130-200%, offers singles parties and even has gentleman hosts (gives an idea of ​​the age range on board)
  • Silverseas - typically 125-175%
  • Oceania (various)
  • Ponant (varies and waives individual surcharge on some trips)
  • wind star (varies)
  • Azarmara (varies)

River cruises: no single cabins

River cruises are a mix of boats and configurations. Some lines waive the single supplement on certain departures and offer the same room size as the basic cabin. Research according to the itinerary, ship size and your budget.

  • Ruler of the seven seas
  • emerald waterways
  • Cruises on the Tauck River
  • Unimundo
  • U de Uniworld
  • Avalon

No single cabins: single room supplement up to 200%

  • Carnival Cruise Line: Fun cruise isn't fun when you're only paying 200%
  • Princess Cruise Lines: Great itineraries, great food, drink and entertainment, but no individual cabins
  • Disney Cruise Lines: It's a shame Disney doesn't have individual staterooms to recognize the multi-generational families that travel with them. Aunts, uncles and grandparents traveling alone pay 200% for the cabin unless you can split the family to save money.
  • Paul Gaugin - Luxury French Polynesia

Navigate the world alone

So if you're thinking about cruising solo, this is a handy list. While cruise lines are slowing down (very slowly) by adding single cabins or paying a little attention to this long-overlooked group, don't expect more than one or two "singles" on board, which in my experience is a drink. free with the boat crew and some other solo travelers. Solo NCL is conducting Solo Lounge meetings properly for now. If you're interested in meeting people on board, I recommend using Cruise Critic's callboards and Facebook cruise groups to meet in advance, sign up for group cruises, and enjoy drinks at Sailaway. On board, instead of setting a table every night, I like to eat “anytime” and sit at the communal table. Every night you can meet a new group of people to share stories with, and if you're lucky like me, you'll make new friends on cruise ships that you'll be sailing with in the future.

Let me know if you have sailed in a single cabin on any of the previous cruise lines and how it went. Would I pay the single supplement if the stateroom was larger and additional services (or points) were included? What is your dream sailing route?

List of cruises for solo travelers - which ships have single cabins, how to avoid single supplements and have fun alone - (13)

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Which cruises do not charge a single supplement? ›

Norwegian Cruise Line

These cabins, designed and priced with the solo traveler in mind, have no single supplements – and studio rooms on board Norwegian Bliss even boast virtual windows. Guests of the studios enter by keycard access, where they'll also find the private Studio Lounge.

Do cruise lines ever waive the single supplement? ›

This means the cost of a single supplement can almost double the cruise fare. While such a fee is waived on some cruise lines, it isn't often the norm. Single cruise supplements are at the discretion of the cruise line and in some cases, to promote bookings, cruise lines will waive the fee to generate sales.

Which cruise line is best for single seniors? ›

Best Cruises for Single Seniors in 2023
  • Viking Ocean Cruises : Best Overall Value.
  • Singles Travel International : Made for Singles.
  • Silversea : Luxurious and All-Inclusive.
  • Tauck World Discovery : Great Expeditions.
  • Holland America Line : 35-Day Trips.
  • Solos Holidays : Social Activities.
  • Cunard : Great Onboard Entertainment.
Jan 23, 2023

Does Holland America charge a single supplement? ›

Holland America has always known that solo travelers existed and aside from the usual 150-200% single supplement, Holland America is the only cruise line that still offers a Solo Share Program with same-sex passengers.

How do I avoid single supplement charges? ›

Don't be afraid to ask for a waiver!

As the old adage goes, if you don't ask, you don't get! If you are travelling in the low season for instance, when rooms are not full, or if you are travelling to a destination that has fallen out of favour, you will be in a stronger position to get the single supplement waived.

Does Viking charge a single supplement? ›

The single supplement on Viking is pretty steep. The price for a single passenger is more or less the same as two people travelling in a stateroom. This supplement means there won't be many other single travellers on board.

Why do I have to pay a single supplement for a single room? ›

This extra charge is called a single supplement. Why do single supplements exist? Traditionally, cruise ships and hotels charged these premiums because they'd have a certain amount of double rooms to fill – and solo travellers technically don't “fill” the room.

Can I book cruise for 1 person? ›

Yes, you can either book a sailing on your own with the hope of meeting your future soulmate, or you can book with a travel agent who specializes in group cruises for singles. You'll probably have more luck with the latter method, as you'll definitely be sailing with others who are also single.

Does celebrity charge a single supplement? ›

Now's the chance to book your solo traveler clients on an award-winning Celebrity cruise, with no additional supplement for traveling as a single.

What is the average age on a singles cruise? ›

What are the Ages of Single Cruisers? Singles cruises are usually open to singles 21 years and older but the majority of our cruisers are in the age range 40 to 60s+ years. There are always singles who are younger and older on each cruise.

Are there cruises for older single people? ›

Singles cruises for seniors are organized travel opportunities for unmarried mature travelers. Typically, a travel agency organizes a singles cruise for seniors, obtaining a block of staterooms from a cruise line and working with the ship's cruise director to plan activities for the group.

What age is considered senior for cruises? ›

Travelers who are 50 or older have access to “senior” discounts on cruises. Following are several ways that older travelers can land a discount on a cruise vacation. For more ways to save on your next getaway, cruise on over to our travel deals page.

Is Royal Caribbean good for singles? ›

Although we don't have specific pricing for single occupancy, we do offer studio staterooms on select ships. The advantage of these studio staterooms is that they can be reserved by someone cruising alone without the usual single supplement fee, which doubles the cost of the cruise fare.

How much is a cruise for 1 person? ›

On average across cruise lines, the amount comes out to between $90-130 per person, per day. Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Group saw an average around $90-100 per person, per day in 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. saw closer to $130 per person each day.

Which Holland America ships have single rooms? ›

Holland America's oceanview single cabins

In its lineup of accommodations, HAL includes 127- to 172-square-foot solo cabins on Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and the new Ryndam. Each of the single rooms on these ships has an ocean view and a twin bed.

What is an example of single supplement? ›

A single supplement is an additional sum of money that a hotel charges for one person to stay in a room meant for two people. You can avoid the single supplement by agreeing to share a twin room.

Why are single supplements so high? ›

If a solo traveller chooses to have their own room, they are not sharing the cost with a second traveller. The single supplement is therefore an additional charge to make up the full cost of the room. And it's why travelling as a solo can sometimes be more expensive.

Where is the best place for solo travel? ›

Each place we've selected has a good reputation for safety, so you don't have to worry about that.
  • Portugal. Your first solo travel must be to Portugal they say. ...
  • Iceland. ...
  • Thailand. ...
  • Canada. ...
  • The Netherlands. ...
  • Switzerland. ...
  • Japan. ...
  • New Zealand.
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Can I wear jeans to dinner on a Viking River Cruise? ›

But jeans are in opposition to most dress codes, so I would recommend not even trying. Although a few river cruise lines will ask gentlemen to wear a jacket for special events such as a Captain's Dinner, in most cases you can leave the sports coats, suits and ties at home.

Does Viking Ocean offer single supplement? ›

Viking River Cruises

150-200% single supplement fee. Read more about single supplements in the following articles: Avoiding Single Supplement Fares. Single Supplements: How Solo Travelers Can River Cruise For Less.

What is the average age of Viking passengers? ›

Passenger Profile

Although there is a mix of ages on the Viking River ships, most passengers are 60 plus, and many are retired, especially those favoring the longer voyages.

How much more is a single supplement? ›

How Much is the Single Supplement? The cost of a single room supplement varies based on the tour company, type of trip, and when you book. It's usually 20% of the cost of the trip, but I've seen 50% and heard of some companies that actually charge a full 100% (so you're paying for 2 people).

How much is single room supplement? ›

The amount involved ranges from 10 to 100 percent of the standard accommodation rate. Solo travelers see this as an unfair form of discrimination, but vendors justify the charge as reflecting the fact that most accommodations are priced for double occupancy.

What is an optional single supplement? ›

A single supplement is an additional price you would need to pay to have your own private room. This charge is required when operators do not allow room sharing or if you choose to upgrade to have your own room if you don't want to share with another traveller on your adventure.

Is it worth going on a cruise by yourself? ›

In fact, cruising by yourself is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and score some alone time -- or meet new people if that's your goal -- at your own pace and on your own schedule. While there are plenty of out-of-the-way spaces to enjoy onboard most ships if you're seeking solitude, cruising is a social vacation.

How do you find singles on a cruise? ›

To find a single person on a cruise, board early and mingle with different people who will be traveling with you. Try to chat with people you feel interested in; this may lead to further conversations. You may also join group activities on the cruise, which can help break the ice of new friendships.

Do a lot of singles go on cruises? ›

Without anything single-specific, you might find that it is a lonely cruise vacation, unless you are looking for seclusion. The chances of meeting someone on a regular cruise are going to be slim if they have nothing set-up for singles.

Which cruise line eliminates single supplement on over 275 cruises through march 2023? ›

Celebrity Cruises eliminates single supplement on 275+ sailings through March 2023. Celebrity Cruises announced it is offering no single supplements on 275+ voyages departing through the end of March 2023.

What does free single supplement mean? ›

A single supplement is an additional sum of money that a hotel charges for one person to stay in a room meant for two people. You can avoid the single supplement by agreeing to share a twin room. Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

What is single supplement on Celebrity Cruises? ›

A single supplement is the surcharge added to the cruise fare of a passenger traveling alone in a stateroom that was designed for use by more than one person. Standard cruise fares are charged per person, based on double occupancy of a cabin.

What is the male to female ratio on a singles cruise? ›

According to Kirk Frederick, director of guest programs for the line, just 13% of the passengers come aboard alone, and almost all of them are women (on the average Crystal cruise, the ratio is 125 single women to two single men).

How much does a 365 day cruise cost? ›

Travelers can book the full nine-month experience, or schedule a specific chunk of the trip and just join for the Americas and Antarctica, for example. Royal Caribbean told CNN Travel the price range for the full excursion is between $66,000 to $112,000 per person, plus taxes and fees.

Are hookups common on cruises? ›

"There's a lot of sex on cruise ships," said a former casino manager for Holland America Line. Some compared the hookup culture as being similar to, or even exceeding, that of a college dorm.

What's the best cruise for singles? ›

Richard Branson's new cruise line is unlike any other and offers the ideal place for younger singles to meet and have fun.
The Best Cruise Lines For Singles
  • Carnival.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Virgin Voyages.
  • Royal Caribbean.
  • Celebrity Cruises.
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Which cruise lines have singles cruises? ›

On This Page
  • Solo Cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Holland America Cruises for Solo Travelers.
  • Royal Caribbean Solo Cruises.
  • Solo Cruises on Virgin's Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages.
  • Cunard Solo Cruises.
  • Silversea Solo Cruises.
  • Seabourn Cruises for Solo Travelers.
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Can an 80 year old go on a cruise? ›

Cruise vacations are a great option for seniors because they can do as much or as little as they want, depending on their level of ability,” says Ronald Pettit, senior specialist access manager with Royal Caribbean International. “Some seniors are quite active, while others are more relaxed.”

What deck is best on a cruise ship? ›

The nicest and most expensive cabins on any ship are generally on the highest decks. That typically means just below the pool deck. However, the pool deck is often the loudest during the day (and often well into the night).

Which is the best side of a cruise ship to be on? ›

starboard side of the ship is best to stay on. Your decision will depend on a variety of factors, from your stateroom type to your cruise itinerary. Here are helpful tips for choosing which side of the ship will suit you best.

Can you live permanently on a cruise ship? ›

There are several cruise lines that allow travelers to purchase an apartment or condo onboard, with food and other amenities included. However, this could also be a much more expensive option depending on what type of cabin you're purchasing.

Does Carnival cruise charge a single supplement? ›

Unlike many other cruise lines, Carnival doesn't have any single staterooms. This means that solo travellers need to pay a supplement to have a double stateroom to themselves. This supplement is often 100% – meaning that single travellers have no option but to pay for two people.

Why do cruises charge double for singles? ›

Since cabins occupied by only one passenger do not bring in as much revenue, cruise lines levy a “single supplement” charge to make up for some of the lost revenue the additional passenger would have paid.

What does no single supplement for solo travelers mean? ›

In this case, solo travellers have to pay a charge to occupy the room alone; for the “privilege” of not having to share with someone else. This charge means that often, a solo traveller will pay same price as two people sharing. This extra charge is called a single supplement.

Does it cost more for a single person to go on a cruise? ›

While cruise lines advertise these single cabins as having no supplement, the single rate is usually slightly higher than the per-person rate of comparable double occupancy cabins. For instance, where a double occupancy room might cost $599 per-person for a total of $1198, a single occupancy cabin costs $799 total.

Can only one person get the drink package on Carnival? ›

8. You can purchase the Carnival drink package individually. Sorry folks, but just like other cruise lines, every person 21 and older in the same stateroom must purchase the CHEERS package.

Are cruise ships running at full capacity now? ›

Ships are all back to 100%

With the cruise industry back up and running, you can expect your next cruise ship to be sailing at full capacity.

Which cruise lines have gone into administration? ›

Among the casualties lies numerous cruise lines that have gone bankrupt and will likely never return to cruising operations again.
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Cruise & Maritime Voyages went into receivership shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began. ...
  • FTI Cruises. ...
  • Jalesh Cruises. ...
  • Pullmantur Cruises.
Nov 10, 2022

Can you get a room for one person on a cruise? ›

Some have even outfitted older vessels to offer accommodations for solo travelers. Although they can be pricey, single cruise cabins usually represent some savings versus what you'd pay for a voyage in a cabin meant for two. These are the best types of cabins for solo cruisers to book across the major cruise lines.

Can you meet singles on a cruise? ›

Yes, you can either book a sailing on your own with the hope of meeting your future soulmate, or you can book with a travel agent who specializes in group cruises for singles. You'll probably have more luck with the latter method, as you'll definitely be sailing with others who are also single.


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