Solo travelling once incurred hefty surcharges, until the Queens of the sea changed the way we travel.
Who doesn’t love going on a cruise? The sun filled ports-of-call and fascinating land tours, ship amenities like day spas, swimming pools and stage shows, and of course all the food you can eat onboard a beautiful cruise liner such as Cunard.
But until recently, the cruise holiday was out of reach for most solo travellers. Unless you had the cash to drop on the double occupancy requirement, or were willing to share a cabin with a friend, family member, or even a complete stranger, cruise lines often shunned the solo traveller.
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But leave it to Cunard, the leader in ocean sailings, to accommodate the solo traveller with single staterooms.
Now found on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, these stylish cabins afford solo travellers the opportunity to sail on the world’s greatest ocean liners, and all at prices designed specifically for the solo traveller.
Even the larger, double occupancy cabin is available to the solo traveller, but now at the simple ‘sole occupancy supplement’ price.
Here’s a quick look at the what each of the Cunard queens offer for the solo traveller in terms of cabins and accommodation.
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The newest of Cunard’s fleet of queens, Queen Elizabeth offers nine single cabins. Added during the ships major refit in 2014, the cabins offer a convenient mid-ships location and a choice of Ocean View cabins with extra-large windows, or Inside rooms with equally welcoming interiors. Even the double beds are oversized for maximum comfort.
Queen Mary 2
The first of the three operating Cunard queens, Queen Mary 2 set the standard for luxury and style. Under the Britannia room grade, Single staterooms on Queen Mary 2 are located mid-ships, on Deck 2 and Deck 3.
The 15 Ocean View staterooms underwent a refurbishment in 2016 and offer stylish, contemporary design with all the latest modern conveniences, including a large, wall-mounted flat screen TV. Guests will also find ample storage space and a comfy, oversized bed.
Solo Travellers are provided with the best location on Queen Victoria, mid-ships, Deck 2, just a short stroll to the Queens Room and other popular ship attractions. The ship underwent a major makeover in 2015 which is when the stylish single cabins were introduced.
Eight of the nine single staterooms are Ocean View – Grade KC, while the one Inside room is listed as cabin grade LC. Apart from its stylish interior, the rooms feature an oversized window and oversized bed, as well as a large, wall mounted flat-screen TV.