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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.

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Cruise Ships Woo Long-Snubbed Solo Travelers

January 29, 2010 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

Cruise ships are making it easier and cheaper for members of the lonely-hearts club to hit the seas.

The cruise industry is notorious for discriminating against single travelers, piling on surcharges for those cruising alone and giving better deals to duos. Margie Jordan of the American Society of Travel Agents told Reuters that solo globetrotters have to pay 150 to 200 percent more than those traveling in pairs.

But cruise ships are seeing an untapped market in solo cruisers and are jumping on it. In July, Norwegian Cruise Line will launch the Epic, a ship with studios designed for one occupant and there's no single supplement included. Stays in the specially designed staterooms are now for available for purchase.

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Does Karl Rove Wear SPF 80? You Can Find Out on Holland America

Where: Rome, Italy
March 18, 2009 at 8:40 AM | by | ()

After the 2008 election, it was conservatives, not liberals, who joked about fleeing the country which they saw as having turned on them to elect President Barack Obama. The impulse is to go somewhere and start over -- really, anywhere will do where conservative ideals can take pride of place again and no one will argue with you about who you voted for.

If this sounds like your dream, you can live it on Holland America's National Review Cruise this summer. Spend 10 days in the Greek Isles with great thinkers like former UN Ambassador John Bolton, former Delaware governor Pete DuPont and, yes, Bush White House insider Karl Rove. Hey, we hear the man raps!

Activities in which you can rub shoulders with these guys and National Review editors as well, who should feel lucky to work at the magazine with the best perk ever, will include onboard yoga and outings to places like Olympia and Santorini.

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[Photo: NYTimes.com]