I’ve noticed that the cruise community as a whole is really putting in an effort to provide more options for the solo traveler- a great thing for both singles and those who simply enjoy vacationing alone. I only wish my mother had known about the solo cabins………..
For example, P&O’s Azura, which launched in April 2010, has 18 single cabins designed for solo cruisers. NCL’s newest ship, Norwegian Epic, features 128 studio cabins targeted at and priced for solo cruisers. And Crystal ‘s solo passengers often make up to 15 percent of its passengers, due in part to the activities onboard, singles’ parties, and gentleman hosts.
So it’s not surprising that there are a variety of cruises designed for singles over the holidays; they’re a wonderful opportunity to cruise the tropics and ring in New Year with new friends.
One such cruise is on Celebrity’s Century, which departs from Miami on December 29,on a 5-night Caribbean voyage, and sails to Key West, Coco Cay and Nassau.
If you’re not wanting to travel over the holidays themselves, there are also a variety of singles cruises that will help beat the winter doldrums…here are some ideas.
On December 5, the Norwegian Pearl will sail a 14-day Western & Eastern Caribbean itinerary. This cruise starts in Miami with stops in Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, Key West, Samana, St. Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay.
On January 29, the Celebrity Eclipse departs from Miami on a 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise and visits San Juan, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
For more information on singles cruises, please visit the CruiseCompete.com specials page.