Should Cruise Lines Offer More Single Cabins?

Do you think that new cruise ships should have more single cabins? There are more singles cruising than ever before. Is it time to cruise lines to accept this and build more single cabins? Right now single supplement surcharges can go as high as 100% of the cost of the cruise for a solo passenger.

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64 Answers

I think that if they were to offer more single cabins, they would have less room for double cabins, thus reducing their profit. By lowering their "single supplement", again they would be lowering profit. Either way, they would have to raise prices to make up for the lost profits. (Of course, they could go with the lower profit, but then the shareholders would have a fit).

Possibly advertising cabin prices rather than per person prices might go over better, however the single would still be paying for two.

One day I would love to try out a single cabin on say the Norwegian Epic. I just have to persuade my Wife to let me go away for a week or so. That's the hard bit.

I agree, they should offer more single room cruises. Not everyone has a significant other and why should those particular people be forced to pay double occupancy. That is certainly not fair

As baby boomers age, divorce and widow there will be more people wanting to cruise in

a solo cabin. I have some friends that I will vacation with, but not share a cabin (they snore like a freight train. Being a solo traveler I think lines should ass more single cabins, not just inside but also Solo Balconies.

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I think there should be a few single cabins on each ship. It would not really hurt that much. My MIL is single and would love to go, but has no one to room with her as we are going during school season and the kids are in college.

You can book 2 single side-by-side cabins. It will be door between that you can keep opened, or closed. This may be a good compromise.

Most definitely!!!! I think it is ridiculous that single travelers have to pay practically double the rate. Either set aside x amount of interior cabins for single travelers or every cruise line do what Norwegian has already done which is to build or make some interior cabins solely for single occupancy. Not every person travels with someone else or want to share a room with another person but at the same time these people should not be punish for choosing to travel solo. I will agree if a solo traveler would like an oceanview, balcony, or suite, they should pay the rate accordingly.

If all I could get is an inside, I'd rather bite the bullet and pay the supplement.

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