Holland America’s Koningsdam has a dozen cabins for single travelers. Additionally, if solo travelers would prefer a roommate, they can take advantage of the Single Partners Program, where they’re matched with a same-sex single to share a double. The cruise line also organizes welcome parties, as well as cocktail mixers and game nights, so single travelers can connect with each other. Launching this December is the Nieuw Statendam, which will also offer 12 single cabins
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Ships like Ovation of the Seas have not only a rock-climbing wall, an escape room, and a surfing simulator, but an observation pod that extends way out over the ocean as well, so you won’t be lacking for things to do. It also offers 28 studio cabins — as do sister ships Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas — that either have balconies or LED screens (showing outside views that are known as “virtual” balconies), and singles tables during dinner.
This luxury line is known to be solo-traveler-friendly, especially when it comes to dining, as it offers solo nights where you can experience specialty restaurants, such as Prego, on ships like the Crystal Symphony. There are also plenty of on-board activities and shore excursions, where you can mix and mingle, as well as hosts/hostesses should you need a dance partner.
England-based P&O Cruises, which has sailings all over the world, including the Caribbean, South America, and Scandinavia, offers single cabins on many of its ships, including Azura, Arcadia, and Ventura (some even come with a balcony). Its Britannia ship offers the most single rooms in its fleet — 12 inside cabins and 15 balcony cabins. The cruise line also offers traditional British offerings, such as afternoon tea in one of the ship’s elegant restaurants, where solo cruisers can meet up with one another.
Launching this December is Celebrity’s newest and most dazzling ship, the Celebrity Edge. The ship will feature smart-room technology —passengers can adjust lights from an app — plus martini-glass hot tubs and a moveable deck, dubbed the Magic Carpet. The ship, which will cruise the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, will have 16 single staterooms — the first Celebrity ship to offer cabins for solo travelers.