Norwegian Cruise Line to add over 1 000 solo staterooms to its fleet for solo travellers

A NCL Norwegian Prima solo stateroom with a balcony. Picture: Supplied

A NCL Norwegian Prima solo stateroom with a balcony. Picture: Supplied

Published Oct 9, 2023


After seeing an increase in guests booking accommodations as a single occupant in non-studio staterooms, and the recent surge in the popularity of solo travel within the tourism industry, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced that it will introduce over 1 000 solo staterooms across its fleet as part of efforts to provide guests diverse offerings to create their dream vacation.

It said that solo travellers will have the option of choosing from three new solo stateroom categories, including Solo Inside, Solo Oceanview and Solo Balcony from this week for future sailings starting January 2, 2024.

NCL said that solo travellers can expect to pay less than a traditional double occupancy room, with pricing and availability dependent on the destination and demand.

David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line, said that since we first launched our solo staterooms in 2010 with Norwegian Epic, they have been quite popular with single travellers.

“We are continuously listening to our guests to deliver the experience they want. After realising the growing demand of individuals looking to travel on their own, we have now expanded single occupancy staterooms across our fleet,” said Herrera.

NCL said that 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 bucket-list worthy destinations such as Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand on vessels which historically have not had this unique offering,” said the luxury cruise line.