I think its a bunch of BS.

When I cruise as a single man.  Why do I have to pay double booking?. A cabin balcony costs me $2800.00.  Why not $1400.00?.  That is one thing I feel about crusing is a rip off.

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Because cabins are based on double occupancy.

 

there was a time when the third person in the cabin paid 1/2 price, and the fourth was free.   

There are still many deals where 3 & 4th are 1/2 off or free. NCL has run many of those in the past year. As for the single supplement that has always been the case. I believe if you check out resorts they also do the same. Long and short thinking on this is that one person is taking the real estate that they could get money for two hence the premium. I agree that it should not be exactly double because you do not eat double the food but cruise lines look at it as potential revenue lost having a single in a room where pricing is based on double occupancy. Although they do not offer single balconies NCL now offers rooms for singles called Studios on their newer ships. 

You do get a break on taxes. 

At least you have that going for you.

Some of the newer ships have single cabins.   NCL has the "Studio" cabins but they are inside cabins and they are on NCL :-(  

 

You are paying for taking up that cabin for that cruise.  When you stay at a hotel do you expect the room for 1/2 price because your solo and not a couple ?  Why does a hotel room with 2 queen beds cost more then a room with one king bed when your traveling alone ?

 

I also travel solo,  sometimes you can find cabins with no or reduced "Single Supplement"  but they are most often inside or maybe ocean view.  The cruise lines do not have to discount the most popular cabins.

 

Solso travelers in a cabin only pay tips for one person,  they only run up on charges for one at the bar, casino, excursion desk and spa.

That does seem unfair.  It's discouraging for the solo traveler.

I do understand the notion of double occupancy. I even think that 4 in a large inside cabin would be something to see. Although... with the folks I know, disaster would be more the word. I believe that the single traveler should not be penalized.

Agreed to all of the above.  Guess I gotta finaly meet a good woman without issues that can cruise.  That is the most difficult part.😡😀

I like crusing solo 

You got that one right. Not an easy task but possible. In the mean time keep on having fun and keep on cruising.

Found mine 34 years ago but yeah I think a least the last 72 hrs prior to the ship leaving port the available cabins should be priced out to solo cruisers make sense to me but who am I.....

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