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LLS January 15th, 2006 06:03 PM

single supplements
 
Can anyone tell me if any of the preium cruise lines
offer better rates for a solo cruiser? And where to find
to find the most competitive fares. I am Not really
interested in that lines cater to younger singles.

Shellyjean January 15th, 2006 09:25 PM

http://www.smallshipcruises.com/them...esingles.shtml

Check out the link, you might get some good ideas.

Rev22:17 January 18th, 2006 11:15 PM

LLS,

Can anyone tell me if any of the preium cruise lines
offer better rates for a solo cruiser? And where to find
to find the most competitive fares. I am Not really
interested in that lines cater to younger singles.


Practically speaking, no.

Princess Cruises has a published policy of charging a single supplment of 60% for standard inside or outside cabins (but not to suites, "deluxe" cabins, or cabins with verandas), but the catch -- yes, there's always a catch is that it's not applicable to sale fares. The reality of the line's discounting today is that twice the sale fare, less port charges and taxes for the second passenger, is generally chepaer -- often considerably so -- than the single supplement on the cheapest fare to which it's applicable.

The practical reality is that cruise lines charge by the cabin now just as hotels charge by the room even though they quote half the price on the claim that it's per person, based on double occupancy. It would be more honest to quote the full fares per cabin, but then sticker shock would drive some prospects away.

Norm.

Pat Hagan Singles Editor January 19th, 2006 03:20 PM

Crystal Cruises has the best single supplement--25%. And they are waiving even that for their 04/29/06 Big Band Trans-Atlantic sailing on Crystal Symphony. Plus there is another savings of 15% if reservations are made by 02/15. I like Crystal for singles. They always have dance hosts for dancing and dinner, plus they are a luxury line.

DesertDiva February 24th, 2006 07:09 PM

Re: single supplements
 
Holland America offers a pretty good single supplement. They also attract a more "mature," but not always "older" crowd.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LLS
Can anyone tell me if any of the preium cruise lines
offer better rates for a solo cruiser? And where to find
to find the most competitive fares. I am Not really
interested in that lines cater to younger singles.



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