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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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Default Traveling alone ... how much higher is the roomrate?

I'm traveling alone. The roomrates are stated per person based on a 2 person occupancy. I would like to stay in a room by myself. Does this mean that I would have to pay the roomrate person *2?

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On Carnival the single occupancy rate would be twice the cost... minus the port chges and taxes for the second person.

Some line occassionally offer reduced single rates specials.

Best to contact a TA and have them look around for you.
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On all of my Carnival solo sailings, the single supplement has been 35%.

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I just booked on Carnival Fantasy and I payed a 35% single supplement. My Mother's last cruise was 50% beause she had an extended balcony. Try using the same person to book your cruise build a good relationship and they can get you the better rates.
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More than half my Carnival cruises have been as a solo-cruiser.

If you book a 1A category, you will pay the 150% supplement.
If you book above 1A categories, you will pay the 200% supplement.

I just did this a couple of weeks ago. The policy hasn't changed in many years. Let's get our facts straight before posting, folks.
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My...what diversity of opinion on the dreaded "single surcharge." I just booked #6 and #7 on Carnival and have never paid 200% traveling alone. To avoid "pitching" for any travel agencies, let me say this: I have obtained my best surcharge discounts booking way out or within 90 days. Also, many travel agencies and cruise lines send e-mail alerts on specials. Don't be bashful, it's your money. Call the agent or cruise line rep and ask for a singles discount. Also, ask if flexibility in sailing dates can possibly result in further discounts or upgrades. Always remember, a deeply discounted cabin generates more revenue than no occupancy at all. VTGo also has a specific cite for singles rates and lists the % of surcharge. Very nice feature for the single traveler. Oops, is this a pitch?
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More than half my Carnival cruises have been as a solo-cruiser.

If you book a 1A category, you will pay the 150% supplement.
If you book above 1A categories, you will pay the 200% supplement.

I just did this a couple of weeks ago. The policy hasn't changed in many years. Let's get our facts straight before posting, folks.
Well, my facts are right . I cruised the Spirit last September for Hawaii, and only paid a 35% (135% not 150% of the double rate) supplement. Last month I booked the Glory for September solo and again, only paid a 35% supplement. Not sure how you are booking your cruises, but I have NEVER paid more than the 35% supplement. I have previously booked a 1A Gty and a 4A Gty and both were the same supplement amount. All of my prior solo cruises (7 of them) have been only 35%. Maybe, just maybe, Carnival likes me...

Are there factors that we don't know about that cause some of us to get cheaper single supplements?

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Perhaps (?) having a guarantee cabin booking makes a difference? I book only assigned cabins. I would be interested in what makes the difference, too, as all the Carnival literature (brochures, website) say very clearly that solo cruisers supplements are eithre 150% or 200%, accoding to category. Strange, huh? My last several cruises have been booked directly through a Carnival PVP - she gets me lots of perks each cruise, so I stick with her.
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Well, not sure that the Gty has anything to do with it, since I have assigned cabin in September and got the same discount as booking a Gty.

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