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Old Apr 9, 19, 8:17 pm
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If you are looking for a European River cruise versus ocean...Riviera River has whole cruises dedicated to singles only.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 1:33 pm
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The single supplement on the major cruse lines i've found is 100% minus port costs, etc. Did a round the world cruse on Silverseas. Was great/ Was probably the only single person except for a couple of spinsters - but had a blast with some of the crew. But it was the same price as for two for suite - think I could have gotten an inside for discount

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Old Apr 13, 19, 2:00 pm
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The single supplement on the major cruse lines i've found is 100% minus port costs, etc. Did a round the world cruse on Silverseas. Was great/ Was probably the only single person except for a couple of spinsters - but had a blast with some of the crew. But it was the same price as for two for suite - think I could have gotten an inside for discount
Are you sure you were on Silversea? None of their ships have inside or interior cabins. Silversea also charges only 25% for the single supplement on many of their cruises.
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Old Apr 14, 19, 5:19 am
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Are you sure you were on Silversea? None of their ships have inside or interior cabins. Silversea also charges only 25% for the single supplement on many of their cruises.
missread; thought cheaper if inside but never asked. Have friends that cruise every other month on RC and they get inside cabins and say cheaper than buying the meals at home
There L3 suites are 100%
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Old Apr 17, 19, 1:44 pm
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Cruising is largely a couple's game. That's just the way it's priced. Even NCL's "solo cabins" aren't much cheaper. That's not to say you can't meet anyone. I would say your best chance is to go on a boat with more passengers and there's more of a chance.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 4:39 am
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I have traveled several times on Cunard as a single, and have always taken a regular cabin and paid the single occupancy charge. I don't want to be forced to take an inside of ocean view cabin, just because I am by myself, and to be honest the new single cabins are not in a great position, and the fares are almost as high as if you paid the supplement anyway.

As much as I dislike, yet understand, the single supplement, I won't let it put me off sailing.

Cunard is good for a slightly older crowd, I would say, but there are still plenty of age range variations to find some people to socialise with, and they have singles coffee mornings, and get togethers for particular demographics etc.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 5:45 am
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My late wife and I loved cruising with Azamara. There were always a number of solo cruisers on every sailing, and social activities were always organized for their benefit. On one of our cruises, a recent widower met someone he eventually partnered with. The age demographic is, however, somewhat older.
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Old May 2, 19, 4:33 am
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Ponant "repo": cruises - no single supplement! Lot of solo cruisers (we met some friends who were travelling together but were also getting seperate cabins because it costed the same as sharing). At least 40 pax (out of ~199) were solo.

The itineraries that this applied to (though it was not stated explicity, or at all for the middle two cruises) was Ushaia to Hanga Roa (no stops), Hanga Roa to Papeete, Papeete to Honolulu and Honolulu to Maizuru. I met someone who took all 4 cruises.
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Old May 3, 19, 8:34 am
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If the aim is to be on a cruise with other singles, for activities and things that singles do together, then happy hunting. If your aim is to be on a cruise where you have a lot of personal space and freedom, and don't much care for the socializing, then a freighter cruise might be right up your alley. Usually cheaper, once you add up alcohol and "excursion" cost, but no casino, no midnight chocolate buffets, no dollar dances, no bad comedians or floor shows. Pretty interesting days, however, spent on the bridge or watching the cargo operations, or standing on the deck staring at the infinite water surrounding you.

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Old Jul 13, 19, 1:16 pm
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Pricing on the upcoming Virgin Voyages cruise line doesn't look it charges a single supplement on its interior and seaview rooms, but does on balcony and above. I believe these rooms are meant for singles as they are quite small.

And no kids.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 3:57 am
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I sail on Royal Caribbean frequently by myself... some of their ships have single occupancy staterooms. They are larger than those on Norwegian and are affordably priced. Depending on the ship, they could be inside, outside, or balcony single occupancy rooms...

Quantum class have the best single rooms... those ship have either interior or balcony single room. On the Quantum class, the single interior studios can be connected to a suite. It’s basically a entry way with 4 doors... one to a junior suite, one to balcony room, one to the interior studio room.... the door to the main hallway is left open unless the person buys out all 3 rooms to make into a “family” suite. If someone want to buy out the 3 room suite, Royal Caribbean will upgrade you to a better room. I used to book the interior studio on Anthem several time and every time I got upgraded, so I never actually stayed in one.

In addition, the balcony studio is very well lay out. The balcony is actually bigger than most, just because of where the room is located. The room have a bed, a stool, a desk, and a worbdrobe around the bed...there’s even a overhead bin above the bed. Plenty of storage for one person. Also the bathroom is the same size as those in a regular stateroom.

Also with Royal Caribbean you can earn double points if you stay in a double occupancy room by yourself. Once you earn 340 points, the single supplement drops from 200% to 150%. Combine that with the balcony discount, often time the balcony and suites become cheaper.

Also at 700 points, you get free cruise. That free cruise can be a 7 day Caribbean sailing or $2400 credit towards any other cruise you want, as long as the ship is over a year old. I just earned my first free cruise and that $2400 is enough to cover a Junior Spa Suite in a Tokyo to Seattle sailing.

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Old Aug 22, 19, 10:56 pm
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Single friends enjoy Crystal's generally 25% add-on for single cruisers. Some promotions have lower or no % add-on for single cruisers. On board Ambassador hosts for dining, dancing, tour partnering or just to hang out with for chitchat & coffees makes for a pleasant cruise. If the sailing is popular, selling out quickly, the cruiseline most likely will raise the prices and/or up the % of the add on. for the single too.

Dancing on a cruise is a favorite activity and the hosts will circulate among the dancers. The professional dance teachers will also stop by to socialize and dance with folks.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 2:20 am
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I have heard this one is good for singles

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Old Aug 23, 19, 5:25 pm
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Just announced a 10% single supplement on select cruises.
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