Global Connections Travel guests ask us about single-guest accommodations when family members can no longer travel, friends aren’t around or schedules conflict. There are many reasons why you would find yourself in a position to travel alone, but it shouldn’t result in you staying home.
Traveling solo, especially on cruise ships, has recently seen a big boost in popularity. The biggest complaint we’ve heard is that solo travelers don’t want to sleep in the same cabin as a complete stranger, which is completely understandable.
But now many cruise lines have outfitted their cabins for single travelers, giving you more incentive to take a personal vacation. Better yet, you aren’t paying for a bed that you won’t be using.
Cruise lines such as Norwegian and AmaWaterways have deals specific to the solo traveler, and many others are following suit. Norwegian plans to unveil a new ship later this year, the Norwegian Escape, that will have more than 80 studio cabins. That should show you how popular these single cruises are becoming.
- Hosts to guide you through all of the ship’s events.
- Cocktail parties and games to meet the other single cruisers.
- Specialized activities specifically for singles (exercise classes, wine tastings, training courses, etc.)
- Cruise lines such as Holland America Line give you the choice to share a stateroom with another solo guest.
Depending on the cruise, you can have anywhere from 50 to 500 new friends the moment you board!
It’s definitely a big leap for a vacationer, especially if you are used to traveling with multiple people. But it’s no surprise that a majority of the guests on any given cruise ship are repeat customers. The experience can be quite addicting.
If you’ve wanted a way to travel by yourself and still be among friendly individuals, ask your Travel Agent about single-person cruising at 1.800-299.9617.
Have you ever taken part in a singles cruise? Let us know you experience in the comments below.