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Singles Cruises 2015 best deals – enjoy this easy reading survey on major cruise line companies and their “singles cruise ships” deals. The best “Singles Cruise” lines provide deals these specially themed vacation holidays not very often. This article is integrated with our hub for Theme Cruises – all the other ways to immerse yourself and meet like-minded people on specially themed voyagers.

Most of the singles cruise deals are provided as specials on low- or off-season travel. These special deals are always well planned, pretty limited as availability, and booked and hosted by the line or an independent travel agency.

Singles Cruises deals, tips, review

Having fun on Singles Cruise Holidays – with your own cabin

Many companies are being advertised as “singles cruise lines”, but only a few of them provide solo cabins – designed specifically to accommodate only one passenger. This was not always the case- the old Cunard QE2 ship had some functional solo cabins designed specifically for families with nannies along. The company no longer makes these provisions for single travelers, and neither do other companies with their newer ships. But why is this? The answer is pretty simple- even small cabins can accommodate at least two! Single cruiser market today is not profitable enough to excuse single cabins producing. Revenue generation is of great importance to lines- a solo traveler spends less than a couple/family.

But there are real deals on genuine “singles cruise ships” – where it is still possible for a single traveler to find the rare single cabin, designed specially for one person. The existing “expedition” type ships also offer some solo cabins- a few, but pretty enough. Holland America ms Prinsendam is an example – if you book early, be sure to snag one!

Singles Cruise lines, ships, booking tips and Information

Singles cruise lines ships deals on single cabins

Even singles cruise lines offer themed “single travel” deals rarely, although you can sail with them whenever you want. When advertised as “Cruises For Singles”, these deals include various fun activities geared towards single/solo travelers only. And in this case “singles” means unmarried (often divorced) people who look to make friends, to have their “singles party” fun vacation, and sometimes – with a love connection in mind. This type of cruising is quite different from single person cruises where a solo traveler simply embarks on a sea vacation.

“Singles Cruises” are mostly operated with group booking deals – this way prices are cheaper, and all is well organized and pre-planned. Onboard activities on singles voyages include games, social gatherings, parties, dance lessons, speed dating events, guided shore excursions. There are cruises for singles with planned pre-cruise events where singles are able to get to know each other. The typical age of travelers on singles voyages is between 30 and 60.

With “Singles Cruise” deals, to pay or not to pay single supplement is the big question!

A single supplement- the price you must pay if you want to occupy the entire cabin all alone! Generally, cruise ship cabins are launched on double occupancy. So if you don’t want to share a stateroom you must pay the absent individual price.

Unfortunately, single supplement ends up with so excessive fees that singles would rather share with a stranger in order to save the extra money. Follow this link for more information on No Single Supplement deals – cruise lines ships with single cabins.

How to avoid single supplement cruise rates?

All single cruisers hate single supplement rates! When you first find out that you must pay double simply because you have chosen to sail alone, you curse the company. But you will pay the nasty supplement – because there is no choice.

Many of the world’s major lines make no allowance for single passengers and charge double occupancy rates. Not only that, but lines also charge the single guest additional port taxes and charges for the missing traveler as well. A few are the lines that are known for tacking on extra charges for single cruisers, in order to compensate the lost onboard revenue that the second traveler would generate. Happily, there are a few companies that value solo passengers more highly and reduce single supplements.

But are there ways for avoiding this nasty single supplement? How to at least minimize its impact on your single cruise vacation budget? Continue reading, and then follow the tricks ;-)

Ideas for singles cruise deals to avoid (minimize) single supplements rates

  • Book last minute! Booking a last minute voyage is a possible way to find single supplement prices. Especially when the vessel has lots of empty cabins the company is trying to fill. This rule holds for about every line.
  • Low-season travel – sail during off peak times! When a line charges normally 200% single supplement solo passengers sailing in their cabins, do you think it will reduce rates at peak demand times as holidays? If you sail when children are back in school, companies are more likely to deal.
  • Look for “not selling well” voyages! Certain vessels have weekend charters that leave them with a four-day sailing which is hard to fill. Such midweek sailing requires a week of vacation for working people. Let the travel agent check and see if the line would be willing to bargain.
  • Find these special single cruise travel deals! Search itinerary-schedule websites (like shipcruise.org, for example) for unusual itineraries and lengths by ship. Then use an online booking site to check availability. When you find an offer with lots of availability and a close sail date, the chance is on your side! Contact your travel agent to see if he/she makes a deal.
  • Check the Internet! A wide variety of agents specialized in single travel list double occupancy prices on the web- singles rates are right alongside. Many travel agents also have inside track on sailings which offer single supplements that are quite advantageous. SOme of the best on this market are linked in the below table.

Singles Cruise Lines “Single Share” Programs

“Single Share” cruise programs

These match two singles by gender so that each pays the per person price for the cabin. But if you use choose a matching program, you will be limited to a few lines offering such a program. Un-Cruise Adventures and Holland America have this, but most do not. You will also be restricted to the cabin category- share programs offer basic Inside/Oceanview cabins for cabin mate pairings.

Another disadvantage is that the company does not care about your age, sleeping habits, etc.
The good news is that there are other ways for setting up a cabin share, more likely to work out!

Hosted Singles Cruises

Another option that is highly recommended is the hosted singles cruises (officially named “Singles Cruise Host” programs). Lots of organizations sponsor voyages for single travelers and these group operators also help to find people to share with. They also pair compatible personalities. Companies like Singlesatsea, Singlescruise and Singlestravelintl (all COM-domains), organize single travelers in groups, often by theme or demographic (20s, 30s, 50s and older). The better companies provide a questionnaire which asks about your habits.

Searching online for “Singles Cruise” deals

Search the Internet for cruise message boards. These will help to set up own share arrangements. Message boards’ members can search the web for cabin mates on a variety of voyages. Post in your cruise details, or respond to others who look interesting to you. You can find your voyage companion online! This way you will have more options (cabin category, ship, line) and the opportunity to get to know each other. Plus, it’s a challenge! Start with e-mails and proceed to the phone. Talk about what you are looking for and about your expectations.

Cruising Solo

What exactly is the difference between a single cruiser and a solo cruiser? While a single cruiser wants to find others to congregate, a solo cruiser feels comfortable with the idea of good time on her/his own. It is a personal choice to be alone, but it doesn’t guarantee a pleasant vacation in our coupled-up world.

And before our list of best singles cruise lines offers for 2015 – this is what the huge Wikipedia has to say on all things singles related (directory).

Singles Cruises 2015 Alaska, Caribbean, Mediterranean by Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Celebrity and Princess linesCarnival singles cruise deals

theme / title 2015 departures dates ship / line (internal links to the ship’s schedule and current position) length / itinerary information, phone number (call for details), external links
“Canaries Sun Singles Cruise” Jan 05 Fred Olsen Cruises
Boudicca
14-days round-trip from Liverpool, visiting Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Leixoes; 029 2061 9961
“Caribbean Getaway Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 03; Feb 21
  2. Jan 08
  3. Jan 03, 12
  4. Jan 17
  5. Jan 22
  6. Feb 07, 14
  7. Feb 21
  8. Feb 26
Princess Cruises – Caribbean Princess
  1. 10-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Nassau, Princess Cays, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman
  2. 5-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Grand Cayman
  3. 6-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Princess Cays, Nassau
  4. 6-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
  5. 5-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Princess Cays
  6. 8-days round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, visiting Princess Cays, St Maarten, St Thomas, Grand Turk
  7. 6-days round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, visiting Cozumel, Costa Maya
  8. 5-days round-trip from  Fort Lauderdale, FL, visiting Grand Turk; 1300 769 228
  1. “Canaries Singles Cruise”
  2. “Mediterranean Singles Cruise”
  3. “Mediterranean Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 07, 14, 21, 28; Mar 07, 14, 21, 28; Apr 04
  2. Apr 20
  3. Apr 25
MSC Cruises – MSC Armonia
  1. 8-days round-trip from Las Palmas de G.Canaria, visiting Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife de Lanzarote, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  2. 6-days round-trip from La Spezia, visiting Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Ajaccio
  3. 8-days round-trip from La Spezia, visiting Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Valletta, Messina, Salerno; 1300 769 228
“Bahamas Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 11
  2. Jan 17, 24, 31; Feb 07, 21, 28; Mar 07, 21, 28
  3. Feb 14
MSC Cruises – MSC Divina
  1. 3-days round-trip from Miami, visiting Nassau
  2. 8-days round-trip from Miami, visiting Philipsburg, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay
  3. 5-days round-trip from Miami, visiting Nassau, Cococay; 1300 769 228
  1. “Iberian Offer Singles Cruise”
  2. “Grand Mediterranean Voyage”
  3. “Spain and Portugal Cocktail”
  1. Jan 11
  2. Feb 07
  3. Feb 23
P&O Cruises – Oriana
  1. 12-days round-trip from Southampton, visiting La Coruna, Oporto, Casablanca, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon
  2. 17-days round-trip from Southampton, visiting Lisbon, Cadiz, Barcelona, Marseille, Livorno, Rome, Gibraltar, La Coruna
  3. 10-days round-trip from Southampton, visiting Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cadiz, La Coruna; 029 2061 9961
“Eastern Caribbean Island Hopper Singles Cruise” Jan 17 Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Breeze 9-days round-trip from Miami, visiting Nassau, St.Thomas, Antigua, San Juan; 800 393 5000
“Western Caribbean Singles Cruise” Jan 18 Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Conquest 7-days round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting Key West, Grand Cayman Island, Cozumel; 888 775 0288
“Eastern Caribbean Singles Cruise” Jan 24 Princess Cruises – Ruby Princess 8-days round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting Princess Cay, St.Maarten, St.Thomas, Grand Turk; 888 775 0288
“Mediterranean Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 07, 14, 21, 28; Mar 07, 14, 21
  2. Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 01, 08, 22; Mar 01, 08, 15
  3. Jan 12, 19, 26; Feb 02, 09, 23; Mar 02, 09, 16
  4. Jan 09, 16, 30; Feb 06, 13, 20, 27; Mar 06, 13, 20
MSC Cruises – MSC Splendida
  1. 8-days round-trip from  Marseille, visiting Genoa, Rome, Palermo, La Goulette, Barcelona
  2. 8-days round-trip from Genoa, visiting Rome, Palermo, La Goulette, Barcelona, Marseille
  3. 8-days round-trip from Rome, visiting Palermo, La Goulette, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa
  4. 8-days round-trip from Barcelona, visiting Marseille, Genoa, Rome, Palermo, La Goulette; 1300 769 228
  1. “Caribbean Grand Voyage”
  2. “Iberian Shores Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 02
  2. Jan 26
P&O Cruises
Oceana
  1. 24-days round-trip from Southampton, visiting Ponta Delgada, Antigua, St Kitts, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados, Horta
  2. 12-days round-trip from Southampton, visiting Lisbon, Agadir, Cadiz, Gibraltar, La Coruna; 029 2061 9961
“Mexican Riviera Singles Cruise” Feb 01; Mar 21; Jun 13 Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Miracle 8-days round-trip from Los Angeles, visiting Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas; 888 775 0288
“Eastern Caribbean Singles Cruise”
  1. Feb 07
  2. Feb 21
  3. Apr 25
NCL Norwegian Line – Norwegian Getaway 8-days from Miami, visiting St.Maarten, St.Thomas, Nassau; 888 775 0288
“South America Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 02
  2. Feb 08
MSC Cruises – MSC Preziosa
  1. 4-days round-trip from Santos, visiting Ilhabela, Buzios
  2. 5-days round-trip from Santos, visiting Buzios, Ilha Grande; 1300 769 228
“Mari-Graz Western Caribbean Singles Cruise” Feb 15 NCL Norwegian Line – Norwegian Dawn 8-days round-trip from New Orleans, visiting Cozumel, Belize City, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya; 888 775 0288
“South America Singles Cruise” Feb 21, 28; Mar 07, 14, 21 MSC Cruises – MSC Poesia 8-days round-trip from Santos, visiting Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Punta del Este; 1300 769 228
“Classic Caribbean Voyage” Fly/Singles Cruise Feb 23 Fred Olsen Cruises
Braemar
16-days fly cruise from Manchester to Barbados, sailing St Lucia, Antigua, St.Kitts, St.Maarten, Azores, Dover; 029 2061 9961
“Luxury Galapagos and Ecuador” Feb 27 Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Xpedition 11-days round-trip from Baltra, Galapagos, visiting Quito (overnight stay); 866 772 3678
“Western Caribbean Singles Cruise” Mar 01 Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Freedom 7-days round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel; 888 775 0288
“Caribbean Singles Cruise”
  1. Mar 14
  2. Mar 14, Apr 11
  1. 8-days round-trip from San Juan, visiting St.Croix, St.Maarten, St.Kitts, Martinique, Barbados
  2. 8-days round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale FL, visiting Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel; 888 775 0288
“South America Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 11, 25; Feb 08, 21; Mar 07
  2. Mar 13
  3. Mar 16
MSC Cruises – MSC Lirica
  1. 7-days round-trip from Rio de Janeiro, visiting Salvador, lheus, Buzios
  2. 5-days round-trip from Rio de Janeiro, visiting Buzios, Ubatuba
  3. 5-days round-trip from Rio de Janeiro, visiting Buzios, Ubatuba; 1300 769 228
  1. “Europe Singles Cruise”
  2. “Mediterranean Singles Cruise”
  3. “Iberian Peninsula”
  4. “Mediterranean Singles Cruise”
  1. Jan 18
  2. Feb 19
  3. Jan 29
  4. Mar 25
MSC Cruises – MSC Fantasia
  1. 12-days round-trip from Genoa, visiting Katakolon, Heraklion, Rhodes, Izmir, Piraeus, Valletta, Messina, Rome
  2. 12-days round-trip from Rome, visiting Genoa, Katakolon, Heraklion, Haifa, Piraeus
  3. 12-days round-trip from Genoa, visiting  Barcelona, Casablanca, Tenerife, Funchal, Malaga, Rome
  4. 4-days round-trip from Genoa, visiting Ajaccio, Rome; 1300 769 228
“Southern Caribbean Singles Cruise” Apr 05 Royal Caribbean – Adventure of the Seas 8-days round-trip from San Juan, visiting Barbados, St.Lucia, Antigua, St.Maarten, St.Croix; 888 775 0288
“Holy Lands Singles Cruise” Apr 13 Swan Hellenic – mv Minerva 14-days Red Sea, Suez Canal and Eastern Mediterranean; 800 810 8481
“Western Caribbean Singles Cruise” May 24 Carnival Cruise Lines – Carnival Dream 8-days round-trip from New Orleans, visiting Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel; 888 775 0288
“Mediterranean Singles Cruise” Jun 14 NCL Norwegian Line – Norwegian Epic 8-days round-trip from Barcelona, visiting Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes; 888 775 0288
  1. “Scottish Isles and Faroes Singles Cruise”
  2. “Autumn Gardens Singles Cruise”
  1. Jul 05
  2. Sep 26
CMV – MS Marco Polo
  1. 6-days round-trip from Leith, Scotland, visiting Torshavn, Lerwick, Stornoway, Kirkwall, Orkaney Islands
  2. 6-days round-trip from Tilbury, visiting Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, St. Helier, St Peter Port, Honfleur; 800 542 9021
“Caribbean Explorer Singles Cruise” Dec 13 Silversea – Silver Whisper 10-days with an overnight stay in Barbados, visiting St Lucia, St Maarten, Tortola, St Barts; 800 810 8481.

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