The biggest downside to taking a cruise by yourself is having to pay double occupancy cruise fares charged by cruise lines. Yes, solo travelers have to pay the same price for their cabin as a couple who share a cabin (minus taxes/port fees for the second guest).
A number of cruise lines are now offering no single supplement fees on select sailings with one cruise line completely eliminating them all together. Here’s a rundown of cruise lines that give solo travelers a break in price.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the only cruise line to offer no single supplement for solo cruisers on all cruises, making it more affordable than ever for solo travelers to get a Grand Bahama Island getaway all to themselves.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers daily departures on two day cruises to the Bahamas from the Port of Palm Beach.
Tauck – If you’re looking into taking a river cruise, Tauck has eliminated the single supplement on its Category 1 European riverboat cabins, waiving the supplement entirely for those cabins on each departure of every Tauck river cruise itinerary.
In all, the single supplement is being waived on over 200 Tauck river cruise departures for the coming year. In addition, Tauck is also reducing the single supplement by $1,000 on other selected cabin categories on 54 departures of 17 different river itineraries.
Solo travelers interested in Tauck’s land journeys will find that the company has also reduced the single supplement by up to $600 on 175 departures of 56 tours visiting five continents. In Europe, for example, Tauck has trimmed the single supplement by up to $400 on 73 departures of 24 different land itineraries.
In North America, the company has taken up to $300 off the single supplement on 69 departures of 22 tours. And within its “Exotics” portfolio, Tauck has reduced the supplement by up to $600 on 33 departures of 10 trips in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Silversea Cruises – Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises is offering zero single supplement fares on select cruises to the Caribbean, Australia, the Far East, Central and South America, and other exotic destinations. This special deal is available for new bookings made through the end of February 2019.
Cruise Lines with Single Cabins – A number of cruise lines offer a few single cabins for solo travelers on a couple of their cruise ships. The cruise lines include Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Cunard Line, and Holland America Line.
When Virgin Voyages debuts in 2020, they will also have a handful of staterooms for solo travelers as well.