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SOLO TRAVEL

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Historically, from a financial perspective, cruising has not been a great choice for solo travellers. The absence of single cabins, and single supplements approaching 100 per cent, have penalised those travelling alone. The problem is that it has not been in cruise lines’ interests to include single cabins. Traditionally, cruise operators have worked on a financial model based on double occupancy of a cabin or stateroom. Whilst single cabins take up almost as much square footage as twin cabins, they generate half the revenue. However, the tide is turning. Cruise lines are slowly recognising the growing and lucrative solo traveller market, and are designing their ships accordingly. With the introduction of their stylish single cabins, Norwegian Cruise Line has led the charge, and other operators are following suit. But do these shiny new single cabins represent good value to the solo traveller? To help you decide, let’s take a look…