Posted April 21st, 2009, 11:09 AM
Last edited by Rick-cruiser; April 21st, 2009 at 11:21 AM
The best cruiselines for solo travelers have traditionally been HAL and Crystal cruise lines, which normally charge 125% as a single supplement.
By the way, for those of you who do not know about single supplements:
A "125% single supplement" means, the fare is just 25% more than the "per person" rate whenever they say "per person - double occupancy". So let's just say a cabin costs $2000 for two people... each person would be paying $1000. But with a "125% single suppliment", you would pay just $1,250, as a single traveler, for that cabin.
Back to the OP: I am certain you will have absolutely no qualms or regrets about cruising as a solo traveler. Cruises are often considered to be the very best type of vacation you can take as a solo.... you will often feel like you are part of a large group, you will make friends instantly, and you will always feel safe and secure at all times. Many times the crew, as well as your fellow passengers, will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome.
There is an entire forum on Cruise Critics dedicated to solo travelers, with many, many threads concerning single supplement discounts/bargains... and also many tips, stories, suggestions, etc.... It is under the category of "Special Interest Cruising"..... Here is the link:
I hope this helps!
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