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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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I enjoy cruising and also enjoy traveling alone. I just wish more ships offer single staterooms so they would be less expensive. I know the Epic is offering single rooms although I hear they are very tiny. But at least it is a start. I am sure there are a lot of people who would enjoy cruising if there were single rooms. Not everyone likes to share a room with friends or strangers. Does anyone know of any other ship lines that offer single rooms besides the NCL Epic?
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Old November 11th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Epic is the first that I've head to offer single cabins, may-be now some others will follow suit...Time will tell. I think it is a great idea.

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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:24 AM
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Reducing the rate for solo's would get more cruises booked from me, no doubt about it.

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Old November 12th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Another poster claimed the average spending per cruiser per day is $65. This would include drinks, excursions, photos etc. It is probably pretty accurate. So I did some numbers on the idea of converting or building a block of smaller cabins like the Epic's small cabins.

Let's see if we can do this without losing money.

What I was suggesting was creating a different class of cabin. If you could build 7 one passenger pods in the space that would be occupied by 3 standard cabins. Let's suppose it is an interior cabin that typically sells for $70 pp a night. What do you charge for these new cabins? How about $90 a night. Each of course spending $65 a day. Does this make sense - let's look at the numbers:

4 standard cabins = 8 passengers * $135/day = $1080/day
7 single cabins = 7 passengers * $155/day = $1085/day

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I agree with Donna. I have some friends that are single and would very much like to cruise alone, so maybe someday the ships will have cabins for singles....
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Let's see if we can do this without losing money.

4 standard cabins = 8 passengers * $135/day = $1080/day
7 single cabins = 7 passengers * $155/day = $1085/day
Well, that is almost the question ...

But since ships are usually sailing full, and most lines have a complicated system in place of upgrades and inducements that fill their cabins, the question actually becomes, not can we accomodate people's wishes without losing money, but "Is there any profitable reason that we should change? Can we make MORE money by doing this?" That changes the viewpoint considerably. I would pretty much bet that the cruise line analysts have asked that question in great depth and come to the current answer by crunching the numbers, not just on a whim.

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