According to the Travel Market Report “More tour operators and cruise lines are offering attractive pricing and options for a market long overlooked and overcharged: the solo traveler.”
Many people can find traveling alone, well lonely and intimidating. That is one of the advantages of traveling with a tour or cruise group. Especially, if you are traveling with a group of like minded people. If a destination is new or if there is some uncertainty of what the experience may be, traveling in a group can feel a little more secure.
According to the article in regards to the traveler profile it states…“Perhaps surprisingly, many of the customers opting for the tour operators’ Solo Savings departures are not single.” confers Jill Fawcett spokeswoman for Abercrombie & Kent. “Often they are married or have partners, but the spouses don’t share the same interest,” Fawcett said. “They want to travel with like-minded people and the small group gives them some interaction. Then they go back to the privacy of their own room.”
One cruise line has answered the call and is courting solo travelers – Norwegian Cruise Lines (Norwegian). “Last year, the cruise line introduced 128 Studio staterooms designed for solo passengers and priced without a single supplement on the Norwegian Epic.”
“The Studios are one of the most popular stateroom categories to sell out – second only to our suites and villas,” said NCL spokeswoman Amanda Graham. “We find they are attracting a wide variety of cruisers, from solo travelers of all ages to friends traveling together who still want their own private space.”
In these studios you’ll experience a thoughtful, contemporary design, a comfortable layout, and best of all, pricing tailored to you.
This is an exciting innovation to the cruising experience. Now, group cruise specialist can offer great prices, and unique experiences especially for those traveling in a mob of one.