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Studio cabins aboard Norwegian Viva are perfect for solo travelers (Photo: Aaron Saunders)
Studio cabins aboard Norwegian Viva are perfect for solo travelers (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer Solo Cabins Across Its Entire Fleet

Studio cabins aboard Norwegian Viva are perfect for solo travelers (Photo: Aaron Saunders)
Studio cabins aboard Norwegian Viva are perfect for solo travelers (Photo: Aaron Saunders)
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Jorge Oliver

Last updated
Oct 3, 2023

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(11:30am EDT) – Citing a surge in solo travel popularity, Norwegian Cruise Line is set to more than double the capacity of its single-occupancy accommodations across its 19-ship fleet.

The cruise line will add close to 1,000 new cabins and three new solo stateroom categories – Solo Inside, Solo Oceanview and Solo Balcony – to all 19 ships in the line’s fleet. Currently, just 9 ships offer staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers.

The implementation of the new solo staterooms is set to begin in January 2024, but the cabins will go on sale starting this week. According to the cruise line, pricing will depend on availability and demand, but solo cruisers can expect to pay less than a traditional double occupancy cabin.

"Since we first launched our solo staterooms in 2010 with Norwegian Epic, they have been quite popular with single travelers," said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. "After realizing the growing demand of individuals looking to travel on their own, we have now expanded single occupancy staterooms across our fleet."

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The Studio Lounge aboard Norwegian Viva is designed for guests in Studio cabins (Photo: Aaron Saunders)
The Studio Lounge aboard Norwegian Viva is designed for guests in Studio cabins (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

The new solo stateroom categories will also include access to Studio Lounge, a shared private area that’s available only to passengers sailing in a solo cabin. As the name suggests, Studio Lounge features a dedicated lounge area and a bar.

The Studio Lounge is currently only available on Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Epic and Pride of America.

The line hasn’t yet revealed if it will retrofit its remaining fleet with dedicated Studio Lounges. Ships that currently do not have solo-occupancy staterooms will likely have standard double-occupancy rooms reclassified as solo occupancy and aren’t likely to be refitted with the small-yet-trendy Studio Staterooms designed for one that are found on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ships.

It's exciting news for solo cruisers looking to travel everywhere Norwegian Cruise Line sails to.

Cruise Critic will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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