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SINGLE-FRIENDLY CRUISE LINES AT A GLANCE
Cruise Line
Single Supplement
Single Cabins***
Cabin Share
Hosts
Comments and Notes
Crystal Cruises 125-200%
Yes*
Yes*
Yes**
Sophisticated, luxurious. Attracts 50+. Two Vessels. Varied itineraries, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Pacific. Rates: $$ to $$$$
Cunard Line 110-200%
Yes*
No
Yes
Sophisticated, formal. Attracts 50+. Two Ships. Regular transatlantic to around-the-world itineraries. Basic tips automatically added to shipboard account. Rates: $$$ to $$$$
Discovery World Cruises 120-125%
Yes*
No
Yes
Classic ship MV Discovery. Attracts 50+. Varied itineraries from Antarctica to South America, Pacific, Europe, Mediterranean. Rates: $$ to $$$$
Fred Olsen Line 125-175%
Yes*
Yes*
Yes
Standard to first class, fleet of four classic style ships. Attracts 50+. Varied itineraries, transatlantic, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America. Rates: $$ to $$$$
Holland America Line 150-200%
No
Yes
Yes**
First class fleet of 12 ships, multi-destinations/itineraries. Family-friendly. Tips not required policy, but appreciated nonetheless. Rates: $$ to $$$$
Orient Lines, Inc 125-175%
Yes*
Yes*
Yes**
First class. Exotic itineraries aboard Marco Polo, including Antarctica. Attracts well traveled 50+. Gratuities included in fare. 15% automatically added to bar bills. Rates: $$ to $$$$
P&O Cruises 110-125%
Yes*
Yes*
No
Standard class, British style. Five ships. Worldwide, varied length itineraries. Family-friendly. Attracts 40+. Rates: $$ to $$$
Seabourn Cruise Line 110-200%
No
No
No
Sophisticated, luxurious. Two ships. Exotic, varied itineraries worldwide. Appeals to 40+. Gratuities included, none expected. Rates: $$$ to $$$$
Silversea Cruises 110-200%
No
No
Yes**
Luxury class, sophisticated. Four ships, all-suite accommodations. Exotic, worldwide, "personalized" itineraries. Attracts 40+. Gratuities included, none expected. Rates: $$$$
 FREIGHTERS, RIVER CRUISERS, SAILING SHIPS, SPECIAL INTEREST EXPEDITION VESSELS
American Canadian Caribbean Cruise Line 175-200%
No
Yes*
No
Casual. Attracts 65+. Three intimate vessels. Eco-oriented itineraries explore North American rivers, Caribbean. Rates: $$ to $$$
Cruise West 0-200%
Yes*
Yes
No
Casual. Attracts 40+. Fleet of 8 small vessels explore coastal waterways, Alaska to Panama, also Japan, and South Pacific. Single supplement waived on selected ships and specific cruises. Rates: $$ to $$$
Delta Queen Steamboat Company (defunct 2009) 0-200%
Yes*
Yes
Yes
First class. Attracts 50+. River steamers ply the Mississippi and other American rivers. Varied itineraries and themes. Limited single occupancy cabins without surcharge on American Queen. Rates: $$ to $$$
Hebridean Island Cruises 0%
Yes
No
No
Luxury, small-ship cruises for the individual. No single supplements charged. Intimate atmosphere. Coastal cruises off Scotland, the Mediterranean, Africa. Attracts 60+. $$$$
Lindblad Expeditions 125-150%
Yes*
Yes*
No
Casual atmosphere. Coastal explorations, expedition cruises. Exotic, educational, eco-oriented itineraries worldwide, including Antarctica. Attracts 40+. Rates: $$ to $$$$
Norwegian Coastal Voyage 115%
Yes
No
Yes
Fleet of 9 vessels ply the coast of Norway, and sail to other remote destinations in the Arctic, South America, and Antarctic. Casual atmosphere. Attracts 40+. Single supplement waived on selected cruises. Rates: $ to $$$
Viking River Cruises 125-150%
Yes
Yes
No
Standard class. Fleet of 13 river vessels sail the Danube, Rhine, Main, Elbe, and Russian rivers. A few single occupancy cabins are available on some ships.
Windjammer Barefoot Cruises (defunct 2009) 175%
No
Yes
No
Casual. Four sailing clipper ships and one working supply vessel cover several different routes around Caribbean islands. Six to eight “singles only” sailings per year. Rates: $$ to $$$
* Limited availability   **Some sailings   ***Designated single, or some twin cabins made available for one person
Rates: $ = US $100/day     $$ = US$100-$200/day     $$$ = US$200-$400/day     $$$$ = US$400/day up

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