A studio stateroom for a solo traveller on Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Cruise Line is to add more than 1,000 dedicated solo staterooms across its fleet following a rise in the number of single occupants booking non-studio staterooms on its ships between 2019 and 2022.
Currently, nine of Norwegian’s ships have solo staterooms but the company will extend them to all 19 vessels. Guests will be able to choose from three new stateroom categories – Solo Inside, Solo Oceanview and Solo Balcony – for sailings taking place after 2 January 2024. They will also be able to access the keycard-only Studio Lounge, which is available on selected ships, and participate in exclusive activities designed to help single travellers meet other guests.
According to Norwegian, pricing and availability for the staterooms will depend on the destination and demand but solo travellers can “expect to pay less than a traditional double occupancy room”.
“We strive to provide our guests with diverse offerings to create their dream vacation,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “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.”