As more people choose to travel solo, cruise lines are stepping up their game to accommodate independent travelers.
Nowadays, a number of cruise with solo cabins or studios designed specifically for solo travelers, and some offer a range of choices, inside, oceanview, and even balcony options, albeit in relatively small numbers.
These cabins not only cater to the needs of solo travelers but also provide a more affordable way to explore the world without having to pay the single supplement.
Here we will be highlighting which cruise lines offer solo cabins or studios.
Cruise Ships with Single Cabins
In the table below, we list all the individual cruise ships which offer single cruise cabins for solo travelers
Where known, we have included the number of single cabins on cruise ships as a guide to possible availability.
|Cruise Line||Ship||No. Single Cabins|
|Ambassador Cruise Line||Ambience||89|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Apex||24|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Beyond||16|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Edge||16|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Silhouette||4|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Diadema||21|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Fascinosa||17|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Favolosa||17|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Fortuna|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Pacifica||17|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Serena||17|
|Cunard Line||Queen Elizabeth||15|
|Cunard Line||Queen Mary 2||15|
|Cunard Line||Queen Victoria||9|
|Holland America Line||Koningsdam||12|
|Holland America Line||Nieuw Statendam||12|
|Holland America Line||Rotterdam||12|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Bellissima|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Grandiosa|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Meraviglia|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Virtuosa|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Bliss||59|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Breakaway||59|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Encore||82|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Epic||128|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Escape||82|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Getaway||59|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Prima||73|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Pride of America||4|
|Royal Caribbean||Adventure of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Anthem of the Seas||28|
|Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Harmony of the Seas||15|
|Royal Caribbean||Jewel of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Mariner of the Seas||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Odyssey of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Ovation of the Seas||28|
|Royal Caribbean||Quantum of the Seas||28|
|Royal Caribbean||Radiance of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Serenade of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Spectrum of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Symphony the of the Seas|
|Royal Caribbean||Wonder of the Seas|
|Saga Cruises||Spirit of Adventure|
|Saga Cruises||Spirit of Discovery||100+|
|Virgin Voyages||Scarlet Lady||46|
|Virgin Voyages||Valiant Lady||46|
Check out which of the above cruise lines make our top picks for certain age ranges:
- Best Cruises for 20-something Singles (Under 30)
Cruise Lines with Single Cabins
Below we cover in more detail what each cruise line offers in the way of single cabins for solo travelers.
Ambassador Cruise Line
Ambassador cruise line is a British-owned single cruise ship, the MS Ambience which was launched in 2022 and offers a relatively high number of 89 single cabins as part of there stated commitment to single guests at a special single supplement rate.
With a capacity of 1400 passengers, the ship offers a range of Inside, Ocean view and a Super Plus with a single balcony rooms.
- Superior Inside Single on Consulate deck 10
- Standard Ocean View Single on Aloe deck 4
- Superior Ocean View Single on Consulate deck 10
- Premium Ocean View Single on Ambassador deck 11
- Super Plus Balcony Single on Consulate deck 10
These single cabins vary in terms of their location on the ship, as well as their level of amenities and features. The Superior Inside Single is an interior cabin, while the Standard and Superior Ocean View Singles offer a view of the ocean. The Premium Ocean View Single provides a higher level of luxury, and the Super Plus Balcony Single offers the added feature of a private balcony.
The minimum cabin size is 190 square feet.
In 2018 Celebrity launched its Infinite Veranda single rooms on Celebrity Edge.
They have since expanded their single cabin offerings on other ships with Celebrity Apex having 24 and Celebrity Silhoutete refitted with 4 single interior staterooms.
The staterooms measure 131 sq ft with an additional 45 square feet when the Infinite Veranda.
Larger cabins of 185 square feet are available on Celebrity Beyond.
You can find out more how Celebrity Cruises caters for solo travelers.
About half of the Costa cruise ship fleet offer cruises with single cabins
There are single cabins available as inside rooms or ocean view.
Room sizes range from 102 to 199 square feet.
The prestigious and traditional cruise line Cunard offers solo cabins on all 3 of the ships in the fleet.
The Queen Mary 2, the world’s only true transatlantic ocean liner, offers 15 large single occupancy rooms between 178 and 183 square feet.
All 3 ships in the fleet offer both Britannia Single Inside Britannia Single Oceanview cabins, which are located centrally within each of the ships.
Cunard specifically offers complimentary coffee mornings and drinks receptions for solo travelers as well as the option of shared table dining if you’d like to meet other guests.
As you can see here the Cunard staterooms are the epitome of luxury.
There are at least 40+ available single cabins on each of the cruise ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.
With a wide range of options available including:
- Single Interior Room
- Single Ocean View
- Single Balcony Suite
Each room is at least 130 square feet, going up to 200 sq ft for the Balcony Suite.
Fred Olsen was Cruise Critics Editors Pick 2022 – Best for Solo Travelers.
You can more information n solo cruising with Fred. Olsen here.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line is a popular cruise line with older adults.
All single staterooms offer ocean views and measure 127 to 172 square feet.
With only 12 single occupancy rooms per ship, if you are booking a single persons cruise, you’d need to do so as far in advance as possible.
If you can’t get a solo cabin you might want to consider the “Singles Partner Program”, which partners guests of the same gender to share a stateroom.
Marella Cruises is a British cruise line with 4 ships in its fleet all of which offer inside and outside solo cabins.
Marella ships all have a cruise hosts who arrranges events for solo passengers which is a great opportunity to meet other single cruisers.
You can find a review of the different solo cabin types on emmacruises first-hand Marellla singles cabins review.
The Swiss cruise line MSC Cruises offers single cabins on a number of its ships.
All are inside staterooms and measure approximately 130 square feet.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise lines is an award-winning cruise line for solo travelers.
They were one of the first main cruise lines to offer studio cabins to guests.
Currently offering studio cabins on 8 ships in the fleet and in higher numbers than most of the other cruise lines.
You can see and read more here about Norwegian singles cruises.
P & O Cruises
P&O Cruises is a British cruise line with 7 ships in the fleet, all of which have a range of single cabin options:
- Single Inside Cabin (Arcadia, Azura, Britannia, Iona, Ventura)
- Single Sea view (Aurora, Azura and Ventura)
- Single with balcony (Arcadia, Aurora, Britannia, Iona)
If you’re single and want to meet up with other singles, be sure to attend the solo traveler’s coffee mornings.
2 of the ships, Arcadia and Aurora are adult-only.
P&O Britannia has the highest number of single cabins at 27, with 15 having a balcony. All the solo cabins are located on the Lido deck, which is a high deck towards the front of the cruise ship might cause some passengers seasickness.
Although Royal Caribbean does have solo cabins on approximately half its fleet 14 ships (in its fleet of 27), they are relatively very few in number in relation to the total number of cabins on the ships.
Royal Caribbean offer a range of different single cabins including:
- Studio Interior
- Studio Virtual Balcony
- Studio Ocean View
- Studio Ocean View Balcony
- Super Studio with Balcony
If you are thinking of traveling solo, be sure to check out the best Royal Caribbean cruises for singles.
Saga cruises is a British cruise line providing an elegant over 50’s adults-only cruise experience.
They have a relatively large number of single cabins of different grades including:
- Single with Balcony
- Suite with Balcony
Amongst the range are also Deluxe and Superior options.
You can see a range of what they offer here.
The relatively new British cruise line Virgin Voyages cater to an adult-only expereince and offers over 40 singles cabins per ship in the fleet.
They offer a choice between an Insider or a Seaview single cabin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Carnival Cruise Ships Have Single Cabins?
Carnival cruise ships do not offer any single cabins. All ships in the Carnival cruise fleet are 100% double occupancy.
As a solo traveler, you can book a double occupancy room, but you have to pay 100% single supplement fees.
While Carnival doesn’t particularly cater to solo travelers, it is a popular choice with some younger adults who are looking for a fun atmosphere. You can find out more in our best Carnival singles cruises.