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Single travellers

Many people find themselves without a partner to travel with... have you come up with a solution which works for you?


Created By on 09/07/2015

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MikeP
14th Aug 2015 13:06:03
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Thanks for voting!
I agree that cruising does tend to suit single travellers but one cruise line, Norwegian, has gone out of its way to address the issues of single travellers, not just the cost issue but also the social issues.

Its newest ships, Epic, Getaway and Breakaway, each has an exclusive area of the ship reserved for single passengers. The area includes over 100 single studios, thus avoiding the "single supplement" problem, as well as a bar and lounge area. The area cannot be accessed by other passengers. This means that single travellers heading for a morning coffee or evening drink are assured that all the other guests in that area are, if you will pardon the pun, all in the same boat!

This creates a very social atmosphere and makes it easy for single passengers to arrange ad hoc groups to dine (they have numerous restaurants and no fixed dining), see a show, go ashore together to explore a new destination, and so on. Not surprisingly the studios are usually the first cabins to sell out so one needs to plan a little in advance.
AnnCScott
12th Jul 2015 16:51:57 (Last activity: 14th Aug 2015 10:31:08)
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Thanks for voting!
I like to travel solo and I find cruising is the best option. As a woman on her own I feel totally safe going out at night to the bars and theatres on the ship and I get to visit amazing places during the day. The people on every cruise I've been on have been really friendly. I would recommend this way to travel. What does everyone else think?
Response from indy5258 made on 14th Aug 2015 10:31:08
me too, solo cruising is a great way to see lots of destinations. Although I also solo travel on land as well. On a recent trip to Hawaii and Alaska I made friends with quite a few female solo travellers.

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