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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

Mar 5, 2015

Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunesStitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio


Solo Travellers Saving Money: Part One

The cruising industry is looking at making cruising financially more attractive to solo travellers who usually have had to pay large surcharges to stay in cabins designed for twin occupancy.

Over the next few episodes I will share tips for solo travellers wanting to go cruising, for example: Cruise on a line that has dedicated solo cabins.

There many lines that offer solo cabins on some of their ships. New ships coming on stream seem to have solo cabins as standard and so look at the newest ships in any fleet.

The following are best known for their solo cabins:

  • Cunard (Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria).
  • Norwegian Cruise Line. They have a specific solo guest haven on their newer and larger ships.
  • P&O Cruises. They have solo cabins on all of their newer ships including Azura, Ventura, Arcadia, Aurora, Oriana and Britannia.
  • Fred Olsen. All their ships offer solo cabins.
  • Costa Cruises have some single cabins, both inside and outside, on half of its ships.
  • Royal Caribbean are starting to offer more options. The new ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, have solo “studio” cabins on each ship.

Get more tips in the next episode