Deals for Single Cruisers: Solo Sailing
While cruises are usually designed for couples and families, it doesn’t mean that single people aren’t welcome. Single cruisers can enjoy their experience just as much as everyone else. In fact, if you are travelling on your own, you are free to do exactly what you want and enjoy meeting new people along the way.
Options for Single Cruisers
In general, single fares are charged at a higher rate than others. In fact, these rates are considerably higher than the rates charged for twin-share options. This is justifiable due to the fact that a single traveller will still require the same amount of space that would usually hold two people. The fare might not be as high as that of a twin-share fare but it is a higher price due to the “wasted space”. There are just a few ships that have single rooms. Once such example is P&O’s Azura. What may come as a surprise is that the luxury cruise lines are the ones that seem to cater most for singles in terms of pricing. A number of cruise lines even offer lower single supplements (that extra fee that singles pay when occupying a room made for two) as the set departure date for that ship approaches. This means that solo travellers can really benefit from last-minute deals. Another possible option for those who are open to meeting new people is the roommate matching service available on certain cruise lines.
Alone Does Not Mean Lonely
When it comes to entertainment, there are a number of activities to keep the single cruiser happy. Swimming, soaking up the sun, relaxing spa treatments, hanging out at one of the bars, taking a dance class, trying your luck at the casino or enjoy a show are all activities that are perfectly enjoyable on your own.
In fact, some of these activities will help you meet and mingle with other travellers. You can also meet people in the ships dining rooms and various classes.
Sociable and savvy solo cruisers can take full advantage of these onboard parties, classes, games and every other opportunity to enter into conversation with potential friends.
Some cruise lines, like Holland America, pay a bit of special attention to their solo guests by hosting mixer cocktail parties and fun games. The cruise director often plays a helpful role by introducing single travellers.
Are you planning a solo adventure? Take a look at all the great options on Go 4 Cruise Holidays. Our friendly cruise consultants can be reached by free phone call, online chat or email. They will be more than happy to provide you with all the specific information you need and find the best deals for single cruisers available.