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As all the emails, and "deals" are pricing for double occupancy, where do you find good deals for solo cruisers?  I think I would prefer a balcony or suite, but I have the hardest time trying to find deals with the single supplement already added.  All I want is to be able to search 1 passenger, and balcony and above...and give me a list of fares!

 

Going on my first cruise in December booked with a TA.  

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Consider the total cost when evaluating the value.  I've noted in other threads what my recent experience was -

 

I knew what cruise I wanted, and when discussing the trip with someone else that was going, we decided it might not cost much more for me to go  in a balcony.  Turns out we were right.  When I had a TA run the numbers, including airfare, their quoted price for a Studio with separate airfare was only $60 less than a balcony with no solo supplement and NCL-booked airfare ($200 additional from my airport) AND I get an additional free-at-sea perk (NCL, Studio gets one perk, balcony could take all 5 OR pick 2 and since I don't drink I didn't want to pay the gratuities on the drink package I wouldn't use) which actually could result in as much as $150 OBC from excursions (really a $50 per port discount on a ship-sponsored excursion).

 

Moral of the story - consider ALL costs.  If I was booking a sailing out of NYC (I can drive there in a couple hours) rather than LA, a Studio would be better cost-wise

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19 hours ago, Funky Fusion FoodsJ said:

I’d get a different TA who specializes in solo travel.

This is all a first for me...and frankly, all the options made my head spin....5 different balconys with the same layout yet $1000 difference in price....and then mini suites that look just like balconies....I was confused....so I got help.

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On ‎9‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 12:57 PM, klmb318 said:

Cruiseplum is a great site.

Some of the fares on that site just don't add up at times, though. Solo MSC Sau Paulo to Rome inside cabin $2.233 on Cruise Plum, however when you click through to the site the inside cabin is $3.996.40

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Check out "vacations to go" and check on the little icon at the top of the list of cruises you are considering for "Single supplement". It will show you the %.  While it is usually 75-100%, sometimes you will find deals. I booked a Panama Canal trip that way on HAL and got "only" a 30% single supplement for the 15 day cruise.

 

Also check out river cruises. Lots of single supplement deals on Vantage, AMA, Gate1, etc. (not much on Viking).

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I don't pay attention to the percentage of the single supplement, but rather the cost of the entire cruise.

A cruise that is $4000 with a 0% single supplement is still twice the cost of a $1000 cruise plus a 100% single supplement.

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Hi, sorry I am late to the Party however if you are in the UK I find the following sites are good for finding good single Cruise deals

 

Cruise Circle Singles Club

https://www.cruise-circle.co.uk/offers/cruise-circle-solo-traveller-section/&order_by=cruise_line_name?utm_source=CruiseCircle&utm_medium=NL&utm_campaign=POSolo08062018

 

Iglu Cruises allow you to search for singles cabins in their search engine

 

https://www.iglucruise.com

 

Travelzoo has a singles section that sometimes have cruises

 

I have also used Vacations to Go (US Site) and done a few DIY Pulmantur cruises which are a Spanish line where All Inc Drinks are included in the package for a very reasonable price.

 

Currently like @gerryuk I am doing a 20 night Costa Fascinosa Cruise from Savona to Santos Brazil in November 2019 for my 50th Birthday. As it was a special one I went for an outside cabin with Bridamo drinks package for £1,450 which I thought was pretty reasonable.. This was booked through the Costa UK website.. Plus flights etc.. 

 

 

 

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