If you like to go on holiday on your own, then a cruise can be one of the best and safest ways to travel. Most cruise lines are now starting to recognise that there is a market for solo travellers and hence offer low or no supplements and many offer cabins for solo travellers. Cabin prices are normally based on double occupancy, forcing those who prefer to travel alone to pay significantly more for their cruise than those that share a cabin.
Certain cruise lines such as Fred. Olson, Saga, Star Clippers and Uniworld regularly offering sailings where there are no single supplements. Cruise and Maritime have an ongoing low rate for their single supplements. In addition, Fred. Olson, Norwegian and Saga also offer single cabins.
Cunard have a good solo traveller program where they employ hosts and hostesses and even gentlemen hosts to make single guests feel welcome.
Norwegian Cruise Line introduced the purpose built single cabin onboard the Norwegian Epic and it’s chic studios are designed and priced especially for solo travellers, with no single supplement. The studios are located in a private keycard-access complex on two decks consisting of 128 cabins with its own studio lounge and bar and are available on the Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic and Pride of America. This unique and thoughtfully designed concept provides comfort and convenience for the solo traveller where guests can meet like-minded travellers. Due to the limited number of cabins onboard ships that offer solo cabins, they do sell out fast so make sure you book well in advance to secure one.
There are many different reasons why people decide to cruise on their own and if your intention is to escape others, then that is completely possible. If you are looking to travel solo for whatever reasons, then try a cruise.