If you're wanting to cruise but do not want to pay exorbitant "single supplement" rates, try Norwegian. Since the NCL Epic came on the scene, singletons (including those widowed, travel widow (spouse doesn't like to travel or unmarried) have a wonderful option. They are called Studio cabins and they not only are perfect in size for one but they also include the Studio lounge for meet and greets, drinks and snacks.
What I love about the rooms are the ambient lighting, compact (but adequate) size and the option to do a solo cruise. Don't get me wrong, I adore my husband and love cruising with him. There is an idea brewing,however, and that would be a lovely little getaway all my myself. There is a window to the hallway that can be opened or closed depending on your need.
Norwegian Epic, Breakaway and now Getaway all feature these rooms and I think they are BRILLIANT! I love the cozy size and color scheme.
As nice as the cabin is, it comes alive at night. How fun is that?
Not only do you have complete privacy but you have the option to mingle with the other studio cruisers whenever you choose.
The Studio Lounge is a great option when you want to meet other singletons or if you just want to find someone to talk to or dine with. It's a great space to have a drink, get to know your neighbors, read a book or play games all rolled into one.
Thank you NCL for having this option. Otherwise, if you want to cruise by yourself, you have to pay 150% of your cabin, which can be frustrating especially if you can't help that you're alone.
NCL has gone above and beyond to remedy the situation. If you're in the market for a single cruise, I hope you will look into this option.