If you’re a solo cruiser, you know how tough it can be to find a good deal. Usually, we wind up having to pay what’s known as the “single supplement.” But Norwegian Cruise Line currently has a sale on one of their newest ships that isn’t likely to last long, and is too good to pass up.
Sail A New Ship At An Incredible Price
Cruises are generally priced as “per person, double occupancy.” This means when you see a cruise listed at, say, $1,500, the actual price for the stateroom is probably going to be $3,000 (plus port fees, taxes, etc.). Over the past few years, cruise lines have become more attuned to the needs of people who, for whatever reason, travel on their own. Among the mainstream outfits, Norwegian Cruise Line has been leading the way in this department. All of their newer ships include not only staterooms specially designed for solo cruisers, but lounges in which they can hang out with one another and crew members who serve almost as personalized cruise directors.
That said, even on Norwegian, guests traveling by themselves who want to stay in a room with a view (let alone a balcony) generally find themselves having to pay the dreaded “single supplement.” Right now, however, Norwegian has several sailings on the Norwegian Bliss with not only incredible solo prices, but in staterooms that come with all of the best perks the line has to offer.
One sailing, in particular, caught my eye after a friend brought it to my attention: The December 13th sailing out of New York City.
Details On This Rare Opportunity
The Bliss will sail out of New York City and head for Orlando, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, returning to Manhattan on December 20th. In other words, you can give yourself a fantastic early holiday gift, but still, be home in time for Christmas.
Guarantee balcony staterooms can be had for $1,049… and yes, that’s the solo price.
As they say in the ads, “But wait, there’s more!” Because this sailing also happens to be falling during a period where instead of having to pick two perks (which is the norm when booking a balcony on most NCL sailings), you get to take all four of the offers. So you get the unlimited drink package, specialty dining, free Wi-Fi and $50 per port shore excursion credits.
And if that’s still not enough to entice you, they’re also giving $50 onboard credit.
When you factor in the taxes, port fees and pre-paid gratuities on the drinks/dining perks, the total cost for the cruise comes in at just over $1400. Wildly, there are even cheaper options,…if you’re willing to give up the perks, you can book a balcony for as low as $899.
There are similarly low prices on a 12-day sailing on the Bliss out of New York City on December 1st. This sailing stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitt, St. Lucia, Barbados and Antigua, and solo balconies can be had at just over $1700 (plus port fees and costs associated with the perks).
It’s worth noting that these prices could vanish at any time.
Also know that because you’re booking in the Guarantee category, you’ll have no say in where your stateroom is located.