Single Cabins For Royal Caribbean?

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#3
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I am happy to learn that Royal Caribbean is considering introducing cabins for solo travels. I just hope that the cabins are going to be spacious enough and good located. Location, for example midship, is especially important because of safety reasons. I am sure there are many of us who enjoy cruising so much that, once in a while, or quite often would like to cruise solo without having to pay the full price for a cabin of two. Some cruiselines like Silversea have once in a while offers for singles with only 25% -40%. The cabins they ofer are not smaller, but are their regular cabins.
#6
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I would definitely be interested and will be waiting to hear of RCCL's decision to accommodate single travellers. I sailed NCL's Epic in Oct in one of their "sungle studios" and loved it. I would cruise a lot more if single accommodations were available. With the single cabins on NCL;s Epic, they also had a single traveller gathering every evening with snacks and 2 for 1 drinks. It made for a nice social event every evening. I have already written to Carnival Cruise Line to ask if they are considering making any changes.
#7
Ontario, Canada
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I would definitely be interested in RC offers these cabins. As a single woman who has travelled alone on the last 2 cruises, I've wound up paying double for both cruises as there was no provision for single travellers on the ships I was on. It would be nice if all ships offered these cabins, no matter what the cruise line.
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I am frustrated at having to pay 1X2 for a cabin Whatever happened to 1.5
I would take a LOT more cruises if pricing were more reasonable.
So,now i just fly to Mexico or where ever. And remember that 3 million baby boomers are turning 65 every year! Thats a lot of business to ignore since there are more single adults now than in any point in our countries history. Doubt it? Googgle it
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#9
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If it is an inside or ocean view, I'll most likely grin and bear it and just pay the single supplement for a balcony. I've been in insides and ocean views on one week cruises and was not too happy about it.

Now, if Royal Caribbean offers single balcony cabins, then yes, Royal Caribbean will likely see more of me. My last cruise with RC was in June 2009. My last two and next two are with Carnival owned lines (Princess and Carnival). RC tends to be more expensive for something that is just as good, so having something for singles would interest me.
#10
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I would love it if RCCL would offer a singles option specifically for a balcony cabin. There are so many times that I would like to join CC friends on a cruise, but if I don't have someone to share a cabin with, it makes the cost prohibitive. I love to cruise and certainly don't mind cruising alone (I did it twice on Carnival because it was affordable), but I don't like having to pay for two people when I am only one person. I hope RCCL will listen to us and bring this on board.
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I would definitely take advantage of solo travel if the price was right. I cruised a lot w/my hubby but he passed away this year. I have seen a lot of cruises that I would take but the cost was prohibitive. It would be nice if the cabins were outside or balcony. I really dislike inside cabins.
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Originally posted by travelberlin
I just hope that the cabins are going to be spacious enough and good located. Location, for example midship, is especially important because of safety reasons.
I am confused, what makes mid-ship safer? This is an honest question, forgive me if I seem stupid. I'm just not sure what the safety issue is.
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I would have taken a single cabin when I went before. I mean these ships average around 3000 guests now per sailing, and you're making every one of them go as a couple or pay the additional fair?

Singles don't need a lot of space either, they're most likely going to be out of their room the whole time anyway.

And the abundance of "singles cruises" where they pair people up isn't evidence enough for demand of single cabins?
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#14
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What is the occupancy rate on shoulder season or repositioning cruises? I just completed a repositioning cruise on Grandeur of the Seas, solo-(senior) with a full ocean-view cabin at an excellent price. There were lots of singles aboard. I made a few new friends and had a fabulous time! RCCL-Let's do this again!
BTW, I don't think a cruise with a ship full of traditional 20 something singles would appeal-at least to me.
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Originally posted by smileyperry
I am confused, what makes mid-ship safer? This is an honest question, forgive me if I seem stupid. I'm just not sure what the safety issue is.
Mid ship cabins are not any safer than any other cabin. They just pitch (up and down movement) less than cabins closer to either end of the ship.
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Originally posted by cruisesR4me
Count me in for a balcony cabin for a single. That is the only way to go. I have been able to get a good single rate in the past but really have to hunt for it.
Where are you finding good single rates?
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Originally posted by counsdr
Where are you finding good single rates?
The less popular times to sail - hurricane season when kids are in school, September-before Thanksgiving, and between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and mid-January to mid-February, and late April to mid-May. The single cruisefare is often smaller - as low as 150% instead of 200%.

Check out the Tuesday specials:

(single rate is the percentage at the bottom of the column)

http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/r...ales_event.pdf
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Thanks for the information!
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