A singles cruise is an ideal holiday choice for solitary travellers with everything from dining, activities, entertainment and pampering service laid on in a safe and secure environment. Solo cruises is possibly the best way to meet like-minded people, with statistics showing that 25% of cruisers are in fact single. Cruise lines are rapidly beginning to appreciate the need to cater to single passengers and hence adding single staterooms whilst organising activities and social events specifically for solo passengers such as welcome receptions and dance hosts for solitary passengers.
On a singles cruise you’ll never have to eat alone if you don’t want to. Dining is a group experience and whether the cruise line operates a traditional or open-seat dining policy it can be a great way to meet people, and some cruise lines will deliberately seat single cruisers together. At the time of booking one of our solo cruises, just let your Cruise Concierge know that you wish to request being seated with other single travellers. You don’t have to throw yourself into communal activities if that’s not what you are after. You can always find a quiet corner on board for some personal time and most ships offer room service for private dining.
There is no doubt that a singles cruise offers an ideal holiday choice for solo passengers, but, the biggest concern for the lone traveller is the single supplements. P&O Cruises new ship Azura, launching in Spring 2010, will feature a number of Single Staterooms, a first for the line. Some cruise lines accommodate single cruise passengers by offering a set number of cabins at no supplement. Generally however, solo passengers will have to occupy a double cabin and pay a supplement, although this can sometimes be as little as 25% of the full fare on selected cruises. Some cruise lines even offer a voluntary sharing scheme where you could be matched with another solo passenger of the same gender, saving you paying the single supplement.