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P&o and Cunard ships have a range of single cabins so you will not end up paying double for sole use.
May not have to pay double, but in my experience on both P& O and Cunard the single supplements seem to get higher every year, depending on whether med. baltic, Canaries or Caribbean. The med & baltic seem to be the highest, and Xmas & New year - they obviously don't want singles on board.
Neither the QM2 or the QV have single rooms The QE2 did have but all cruise companies are g\building ships with all double rooms. Hotels are the same for the most part.
Rigth now I am in Auckland which has a lot of wonderful sailing ships in harbour.
I am spoiled as I stayed at the Ritz and here I am in the Crowne Plaza. OK but I think I am getting delusions of grandeur.
I do hoped that you can find something to suit your pocket. I was fortunate in that when I went on the QM2 I was upgraded by 7 cats. as well as an upgrade on the BA flight both ways on the flight.
I think the days of the 'shared' cabin with unknown guests are long gone. This was a common option on P&O, & the like, many years ago but I have not heard of this being available on todays cruise lines. Regards.
I'm pretty sure Fred Olsen still sell shared cabins on a same sex basis. An agent will advise if it isn't clear in their brochure.
I do a lot of solo cruising and unfortunately with Celebrity and Cunard's QM2 there are no single rooms. Cunard normally have a 75% supplement but lately they were offering a 50% supplement on the QV. With RCI and Celebrity and I think Princess also the supplement is 100% that is paying double less the port tax and air fares etc..
For me I just have to bite the bullet and pay and I leave on Monday for an 8 week holiday part of which is a 14 night cruise round NZ and Australia. Very excited about it all and will be glad to leave today's miserable weather behind.
Aren't you lucky !! Being able to bite the bullet and afford to pay double !! Some of us can't do that and its outrageous in my view that as much as 100% extra is being paid .
Re your reply of 17 November 2008 to a question by Dolan. As a single traveller it is bad enough having to pay a supplement to travel without people appearing to resent our absility to pay that extra. Unless we do pay, we just don't travel. I can assure you that no single person 'enjoys' having to pay a supplement but, unfortunately, that is the way it goes. Perhaps you did not mean for your reply to appear so cynical but yours is not the first time I have read similar replies on this site - the last one being to my own enquiry about insurance for a long period cruise. Just please consider yourself lucky that you do not have to pay additional supplements.
I have noticed lately that some contributors to this site have been extremely spiteful regarding single passengers paying a loading for their accommodation as if it is something we like to do. Comment by Daniels of Swinton is a prime example. I had the same cynical remarks when I enquired if anyone knew of an insurance company to cover my 70 day cruise next January as the mainline insurers would not cover either the cost and/or days. Being a single traveller I think we have enough to contend with having to pay an additional supplement without folks appearing to resent us having to do it. I don't think they appreciate that if we do not pay the supplement then we just don't go on holiday. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Take care.
You have taken my spiteful and cynical remark as you put it completely out of context - I am actaully damning the cruise lines single person pricing policy in that they hike the prices up to double at times - this certainly limits my financial ability to pay and my point was that you were actually lucky you could as others like myself cannot .