Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is set to introduce nearly 1,000 dedicated solo staterooms across its diverse 19-ship fleet for future sailings starting January 2, 2024.
For the first time, NCL will open for sale three new solo stateroom categories, including Solo Inside, Solo Oceanview and Solo Balcony. With pricing and availability dependent on the destination and demand, solo travellers can expect to pay less than a traditional double occupancy room.
This announcement comes in response to a recent surge in the popularity of solo travel within the tourism industry, NCL had also seen an increase in guests booking accommodations as a single occupant in non-studio staterooms.
“We strive to provide our guests with diverse offerings to create their dream vacation,” said David J. Herrera, president of NCL. “Since we first launched our solo staterooms in 2010 with Norwegian Epic, they have been quite popular with single travellers. After realising the growing demand of individuals looking to travel on their own, we have now expanded single occupancy staterooms across our fleet.”
Guests who stay in the new solo stateroom categories will also have access to the key card entry-only Studio Lounge, available on select ships, which features a dedicated space to relax, a bar equipped with beer and wine, and a variety of snacks served daily. In addition to their own lounge, solo cruisers can enjoy activities scheduled for single travellers to mix and mingle. With the capacity of solo stateroom categories expanding from nine ships to the full 19-ship fleet, single cruisers have more opportunities to visit destinations such as Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand on vessels which historically have not offered this.