Carnival Cruises has failed to capture the solo cruise audience as reported by this solo cruiser on October 11, 2018 on https://cruiseradio.net/carnival-solo-cruise/. Having been on 3 Carnival Cruises, I found myself cruising less and less with the cruise line due to the fact that they have ignored solo cruisers. There are hardly any solo cruise/single supplements for solo cruisers. I love the “Fun Ship” but its not friendly on my wallet.
Luckily, thanks to Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, I have been able to maintain my cruise habit with their solo cruise discounts and/or cabins designed for those that do not share a room. In fact I have been on 6 cruises solo. One of them I was able to coordinate friends to join me. And must add, these friends were previous cruisers! We had such a great time when we were seated at the same dinner table, we kept in contact. I of course, came across a great deal and convinced them to join. You will make friends on the cruise! Even the odd one outs do!
I actually love having the room to myself to “stretch out”. Norwegian not only has solo cabins but have mixers for those who are traveling solo regardless of the cabin type And have arranged scheduled dinners so that you can have that familiar face to connect with while you cruise and talk about your day adventures. The best of both worlds.
While I realize some of us are not social butterflies, I think it’s important to have a vacation/trip that is on your terms. You can do what you want, when you want guilt free and drama free! If you’re not a night owl, no guilt trip if you want to turn in early. You want to cheat on your diet, join the hundreds who are doing the same! Some go right to the gym the next day and others realize it’s a vacation and continue as such :). I can go on and on, but you will just have to read all about it in my next blog!
If you’re interested in traveling solo, feel free to reach out for tips on how you can maximize the experience.