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All cruise lines do not have a link. Some gave studio cabins. Other than on line TA, I know of no other way to check single supplement.


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Originally posted by mrobstad
All cruise lines do not have a link. Some gave studio cabins. Other than on line TA, I know of no other way to check single supplement.


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On Carnival Cruise Lines site you just punch in the number of people cruising and it brings up the prices for those number of people cruising. you just choose the # 1. The prices you see will be the price for one person occupying the room and will reflect the entire price before taxes and port charges. it doesn't say whether the lower price is due to a sale or due to no single supplement but does it really matter?

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Thanks for your help! I looked at my favorite online TA, which has a link on the left side of their home page for "singles' discounts." I had not noticed it before. Though they say they have info for thousands of good singles' cruise deals, they show what they consider their best deals for this category, and even show what the supplement is, from 0% (Ponant, Windstar, Star Clippers, some Royal Caribbean and many Carnival) all the way to, of course, 100% You can then click on each cruise, and see what the rates are for the various categories -- often the supplement varies by category.

This TA also lists "hosted singles cruises" as one of their "specialties" (along with about 20 other "specialties" ) I imagine if I called them, I would be able to get a lot more info about solo options.


Of course, you experienced solo travelers are probably very familiar with this sort of system, but it is new to me. I am glad I popped onto this thread, as it has opened up some interesting possibilities for me!
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If the site starts with a "V" then beware it's not updated very often. If you find a great rate it may already be gone. Use it as a guide to see which line has deals currently and then research a bit on your own.

They once had 5 cruises listed I liked and when I called to book none where available. False advertising imo.
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Originally posted by aerospace
If the site starts with a "V" then beware it's not updated very often. If you find a great rate it may already be gone. Use it as a guide to see which line has deals currently and then research a bit on your own.

They once had 5 cruises listed I liked and when I called to book none where available. False advertising imo.
It is the site I use to research cruises, when I want TOGO on Vacations. I have bought two cruises from them and not had a problem -- maybe the problem lies with the supplement info being out of date? Both cruises I bought were double occupancy. Yes, could be a bait-and-switch problem, but my experiences have been positive.
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I check the site very often, then call the cruise line. I've always gotten the advertised price from NCL and RCCL....


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Originally posted by aerospace
If the site starts with a "V" then beware it's not updated very often. If you find a great rate it may already be gone. Use it as a guide to see which line has deals currently and then research a bit on your own.

They once had 5 cruises listed I liked and when I called to book none where available. False advertising imo.
You are right. Often when you try to book at their advertised SOLO rate they say it is not available.
For a long time after Carnival dropped their 150% solo supplement for 1As VT were still advertising it.
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Problem with the TA web site listed is that it shows the 0% for studio cabins for RCL ships that have them. I know for some folks that is a good option, but many of those cabins IMHO are in less than desirable locations on the ships. If you truly are flexible and can deal with noise, then I say this is a great option. Unfortunately I am a cranky senior lady that wants to be able to sleep and these cabins don't work for me.

As someone else said, that site does serve as a guide but it is often outdated. What I have had to look at with the new RCL pricing is the per person rate and decide if double that comes out to a reasonable per day rate. Wish more cruise lines would do as Carnival does and make it easy to find solo specials. Maybe the other lines don't have those specials "-).
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Originally posted by maryann2
You are right. Often when you try to book at their advertised SOLO rate they say it is not available.
For a long time after Carnival dropped their 150% solo supplement for 1As VT were still advertising it.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to know!
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Originally posted by franl24fan
studio cabins for RCL ships that have them
Which Royal ships have studio cabins? Any easy place to search deals on them?
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150% on Allure of the Seas sailings until mid May 2014. In the Royal Caribbean Tuesday sale 15/04/14.
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Originally posted by springaussie
150% on Allure of the Seas sailings until mid May 2014. In the Royal Caribbean Tuesday sale 15/04/14.
To me it doesn't really matter what the single supplement is if the total price of the cruise is just too high. I did a dummy booking at the Royal Caribbean site and the cruise on the Allure for solo occupation of a inner cabin would cost me $1925 for the May 4th sailing. I sail on the Carnival Conquest on that same date for 7 days in a balcony cabin and my total price is $670 including port charges and taxes. Admittedly I got a special casino deal that other people can't get but the price would have only been $120 more if I had not booked the casino deal even with paying a higher price to get to choose my own room. A balcony guarantee would have only cost me $70 more without the casino special. For a special destination or an extremely lengthy cruise I would pay more but it's just not worth it to me to pay those kind of prices just to be on a particular ship. Anyone can still get that balcony guarantee cabin solo for $619 plus $115 in port charges and taxes on the conquest for May 4th.

These are the kind of solo deals that I would love to hear about from my fellow cruisers at this site. Heck you could almost live on a cruise ship cheaper than on land.


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Originally posted by Jana60
To me it doesn't really matter what the single supplement is if the total price of the cruise is just too high. I did a dummy booking at the Royal Caribbean site and the cruise on the Allure for solo occupation of a inner cabin would cost me $1925 for the May 4th sailing. I sail on the Carnival Conquest on that same date for 7 days in a balcony cabin and my total price is $670 including port charges and taxes. Admittedly I got a special casino deal that other people can't get but the price would have only been $120 more if I had not booked the casino deal even with paying a higher price to get to choose my own room. A balcony guarantee would have only cost me $70 more without the casino special. For a special destination or an extremely lengthy cruise I would pay more but it's just not worth it to me to pay those kind of prices just to be on a particular ship. Anyone can still get that balcony guarantee cabin solo for $619 plus $115 in port charges and taxes on the conquest for May 4th.

These are the kind of solo deals that I would love to hear about from my fellow cruisers at this site. Heck you could almost live on a cruise ship cheaper than on land.


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Re the Royal Caribbean Allure pricing - That's because
1. The sale doesn't start until next week and
2. The sailing you chose doesn't have inside cabins with the reduced supplement

Here's the link http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/R...ales_event.pdf
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Originally posted by Nanny5
I have gone on this one the end of October of last year and it was great. Love all the ports. It's a shame though that they took out Dominica.
I have the sell off site for Celebrity Tuesday sell off days.

Is there a site for Princess Cruises that offers sale Prices?
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Originally posted by morrieb1
Re the Royal Caribbean Allure pricing - That's because
1. The sale doesn't start until next week and
2. The sailing you chose doesn't have inside cabins with the reduced supplement

Here's the link http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/R...ales_event.pdf
See below.
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So they don't even start the sale until 1 week before the cruise? If the sale is only on until mid-may How would you be able to get airfare that close to the cruise? Just doesn't seem like a very good deal to me. Also if the sailing I chose it is not included in the sale and the sale is only until mid-may exactly which Allure sailing IS included in the sale! Don't need a link just a date! It's not like there's a long list of Allure sailings before mid May unless you're talking about mid May in the year 2015.

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If you click on the link provided, the tuesday sale will make more sense.

It use to be a great deal, last fall oasis and allure cruises were selling at $600 for insides.

Crown and anchor members can book tomorrow and others Tuesday.