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Cruising Solo? List of Every Cruise Ship that Has Solo Cabins

solo cabin on royal caribbean ship
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

It may not seem fair, but solo cruisers have to pay extra for the person they are not bringing on the cruise.

With a charge known as the single supplement fee, cruise lines charge the same rate as if the cabin has two people staying in it.  This means that per-person-charge should be doubled to get the actual price.

It makes financial sense for the cruise lines but makes it harder for single travelers to justify going on a cruise alone when they have to foot the bill for someone who is not even there.

Cruise lines have always operated on a double-occupancy business model and staterooms are typically configured for two guests.

I get asked all the time, “Which cruise ships have solo cabins?”

Thankfully, there are now many cruise ships with cabins made just for solo cruisers, with more newer ships adding this feature.

These solo cabins — sometimes called studio cabins — do not have the single supplement charge, giving lone cruise enthusiasts a level playing field.

If you want to cruise solo, this list is for you.

*This article has been updated since its original publish date.  It will stay updated as new ships with solo cabins are added to cruise lines.

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Cruise ships with solo cabins

We have compiled a list of every mainstream cruise ship that has solo cabins.

Keep in mind that some cruise lines do not have cabins for single travelers.  For instance, Carnival, Princess, and Disney do not currently operate any ships with solo cabins.

Also, in most cases solo cabins are interior staterooms, with some occasional ocean view cabins available.

Royal Caribbean ships with studio cabins

studio solo cabin royal caribbean
Ocean View Balcony Studio Cabin on Anthem of the Seas. Photo Courtesy: Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean has solo cabins on 12 cruise ships.  Their accommodation options include an inside studio stateroom, virtual balcony staterooms, and a super studio ocean view stateroom with a balcony. These rooms vary in size from 101 to 199 square feet.

Harmony of the Seas is the only Oasis-class vessel with studio cabins, and all of the Quantum-class ships with the line have cabins for solo travelers.  Virtual views in some interior cabins have vertical TV screens that simulate a view outside the ship.  The new Icon of the Seas does not have solo cabins.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
Anthem of the Seas Studio Interior (Virtual View), Studio Ocean View with Balcony Full 26
Adventure of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 5
Brilliance of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 3
Harmony of the Seas Studio Interior, Studio Ocean View Full 15
Jewel of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 3
Mariner of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 2
Odyssey of the Seas Studio Ocean View Balcony Full 12
Ovation of the Seas Studio Interior (Virtual View), Studio Ocean View with Balcony Full 28
Quantum of the Seas Studio Interior (Virtual View), Studio Ocean View with Balcony Full 28
Radiance of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 3
Serenade of the Seas Studio Interior Twin 3
Spectrum of the Seas Studio Interior (Virtual View), Studio Ocean View with Balcony Full 28

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships with Solo Cabins

Norwegian was one of the first mainstream cruise lines to introduce solo cabins to their ships. The studio cabins on these ships are about 100 sq. feet and come with a double bed.

The idea with Norwegian Epic was such a hit that the line kept integrating solo cabins into its Breakaway-class vessels.

Studios on Norwegian ships also come with access to a special lounge for single cruisers, and these solo cabins sell out pretty fast when bookings open.

Porthole Magazine has crowned Norwegian as the “Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers” for 6 years in a row.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
Norwegian Bliss Studio Full 82
Norwegian Breakaway Studio Full 59
Norwegian Encore Studio Full 82
Norwegian Epic Studio Full 128
Norwegian Escape Studio Full 82
Norwegian Getaway Studio Full 59
Norwegian Prima Studio Full 73
Norwegian Viva Studio Full 73
Pride of America Studio Full 4

*Norwegian Epic has more solo cabins that any other cruise ship at sea.

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MSC Cruises ships with solo cabins

MSC studio cabin
Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

A select few MSC ships have studio cabins.  While the typical size bed in these cabins is a twin-size, many of these staterooms offer 130 square feet of space.    The couch doubles as a bed, maximizing the space in the already fairly spacious stateroom by industry standards.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
MSC Bellissima Interior Studio Twin 32
MSC Grandiosa Interior Studio Twin 15
MSC Meraviglia Interior Studio Twin 32
MSC Virtuosa Interior Studio Twin 15
MSC World Europa Ocean View Studio, Interior Studio Twin 22

Celebrity Cruises ships with solo cabins

Celebrity cruises solo cabins
Solo balcony cabin on Celebrity Edge. Photo courtesy : Celebrity Edge

The solo cabins on some Celebrity Edge-class vessels are a whopping 140 square feet.   Some of these single cabins can also be booked as twins as they have sofa beds for a second person.

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The solos cabins on Edge-class ships with Celebrity are located on forward deck 6. They are the same size as the other Infinite Verandah cabins except without the couch.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
Celebrity Apex ES Edge Veranda Full 24
Celebrity Ascent ES Edge Veranda Full 16
Celebrity Beyond ES Edge Veranda Full 32
Celebrity Edge Es Edge Veranda Full 16
Celebrity Silhouette Interior Studio Full 4

*Celebrity Silhouette is a Solstice-class vessel that was recently retrofit with the solo cabins.

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Holland America Line ships with solo cabins

Solo cabin on Holland America ship
Photo Courtesy of Holland America Line

Holland America offers solo cabins on just a handful of ships. The square footage available to solo cruisers ranges from 127 to 172.  They are about identical to regular ocean view cabins and are generally located forward on the Main Deck.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
Koningsdam Ocean View Studio Twin 12
Nieuw Statendam Ocean View Studio Twin 12
Rotterdam Ocean View Studio Twin 12

Cunard cruise ships with solo cabins

There are currently three ships in Cunard’s fleet with a fourth being added in 2024. Queen Mary 2 had 15 single cabins added to the vessel during a recent dry dock. The area now used for solo cabins was formerly part of the casino and photo gallery on board.

Ship Category Bed # of Cabins
Queen Mary 2 Ocean View Deck 2,3 Twin 15
Queen Elizabeth 8 Ocean View, 1 Interior Twin 9
Queen Victoria 8 Ocean view, 1 Interior Twin 9

Virgin Voyages’ solo cabins

Interior solo cabin on Virgin Voyages ship
Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Virgin has built their recent ships with solo cruisers in mind.    The solo cabins are over 100 sq. feet and are mostly interior, with a few that have forward-facing sea views.

Ship Categories # of Cabins
Scarlet Lady Interior, Forward Ocean View 46
Valiant Lady Interior, Forward Ocean View 46
Resilient Lady Interior, Forward Ocean View 46

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Costa cruise ships with solo cabins

Ship # of Cabins
Costa Fascinosa 17
Costa Favolosa 17
Costa Pacifica 17
Costa Serena 17
Costa Magica 14
Costa Fortuna 14

P&O cruise ships with solo cabins

Ship # of Cabins
P&O Arvia 32
P&O Azura 18
P&O Arcadia 6
P&O Aurora 4
P&O Britannia 27
P&O Oriana 2
P&O Ventura 18

Fred Olsen cruise ships with solo cabins

Ship # of Cabins
Balmoral 64
Bolette 52

Saga Cruises

Spirit of Adventure cruise ship with Saga Cruises
By Phil Nash from Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 & GFDL

There are two ocean cruise ships in Saga’s fleet and both have plenty of solo cabins for cruise passengers to choose from.   The UK-based cruise line caters to passengers 50 and older on its 1,000-passenger vessels.

There are four different types of solo cabins available:

  • Standard single cabin with balcony
  • Superior single cabin with balcony
  • Deluxe single with balcony
  • Single suite with balcony
Ship # of Cabins
Spirit of Adventure 109
Spirit of Discovery 109

Oceania solo cabins

Luxury line, Oceania, has also embraced solo cruise travel, now with four ships in the fleet that cater to cruisers traveling alone.    Oceania’s new ship, Vista, debuted in 2023 and also has solo cabins.

Ship # of Cabins
Insignia 14
Nautica 14
Regatta 14
Sirena 14
Vista 6

Final thoughts

Even if you go on a cruise by yourself in a standard cabin, you will not have to pay port fees and gratuities for the second person.

And with the high demand for studio cabins, you should always at least compare the price of a standard room with the solo cabin to see if you’re actually saving a substantial sum.

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J. Souza
J. Souza
Jon is the co-founder of Cruise Fever and has been on dozens of cruises since his first in 2009. As an editor and avid cruise enthusiast he has sailed with at least 9 cruise lines and is always looking for a great cruise deal. Jon lives in North Carolina and can be reached at [email protected].
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