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Three Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

July 12, 2010 at 12:31 PM | by | ()

Silversea wants all the single ladies to put their hands up on deck.

You've heard of flying solo, but now singles have the option to cruise solo. Not that they didn't have the opportunity to do so before, but single travelers typically have to pay 150 to 200 percent more than globetrotting duos. Luckily, cruise lines are stopping their discriminatory practice of singling out singles and making it much more affordable for someone to hit the seas all by him or herself.

Check out three cruise lines that are helping out all the single ladies and lads.

· Norwegian
The Epic, Norwegian's biggest and newest ship—which made its inaugural sail last week—has staterooms specially designed for single occupancy. The 100-square-foot Epic Studios come with a full-size bed, windows looking into the corridor (but not the other way around, so peeping pervs won't bother you) and a shared lounge for single seafarers only. The best part is that you won't have to pay a single supplement.

· Silversea Cruises
Silversea is warming up to the singles by offering limited solo traveler fares. It's offering a 10 percent single supplement on four voyages and 25 percent on nine other trips, which go everywhere from Barbados to Dubai. The fares aren't great, but it's a start.

· Holland America
If you don't mind bunking with a stranger, try Holland America's Single Partners Program. It pairs you with a fellow lady or fella. Each of you only pays only the per-person, double-occupancy rate. And you won't have to dine alone; you can ask to be seated with other solo cruisers.

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· Cruise Ships Woo Long-Snubbed Solo Travelers [Jaunted]
· Congress Passes Cruise Laws to Keep You Safer at Sea [Jaunted]
· Cruise Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photos: redtag.ca, Norwegian Epic]

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