Gold Award: Norwegian Cruise Line Silver Award: Holland America Line Bronze Award: Cunard Line
Norwegian Cruise Line made a splash when it launched its Studio Staterooms small, inside Cabins designed exclusively for solo cruisers and loaded with cool features like colored mood lighting and funky design.
Introduced aboard Norwegian Epic in 2010, Norwegian has since expanded their solo accommodations across the fleet. A key element: These solo areas have a shared lounge that allow people traveling alone to meet likeminded travelers to pal around, and dine, with while on board.
Holland America Line earns brownie points for having some of the most single-friendly amenities in the industry, from cocktail parties for solos to Gentlemen Hosts on longer voyages. The line even has a Single Partners Program that will match travelers of the same sex to a stateroom, supplement-free. If the line can’t find another traveler to share the cabin, you’re not out any extra money.
Cunard recently refitted their flagship, Queen Mary 2, with single-occupancy staterooms, allowing guests to cross the Atlantic in style without having to worry about the dreaded single supplement.