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NCL's cruise with no single suppliment starts at $622CAD includes tax and port charges

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NCL's cruise with no single suppliment starts at $622CAD includes tax and port charges

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NCL has listed a number of cruises where they waived the single supplement.

For example: 7-Day Western Caribbean from New Orleans - November 11 - 18, 2018 on the Breakaway - inside guarantee for $621.83 CAD all in. (excluding flights)

or

13-Day Cuba, Caribbean & Panama Canal from Miami - October 30 - November 12, 2018 on the Sun - inside guarantee for $1335.51 CAD all in. (excluding flights)
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Watch out for taxes and fees. I was looking at the 12 day South Caribbean from NY at CAD 1163 for inside sail away. Taxes + fees were CAD 302.51.
The daily service charge is US $14.50, bringing my total cost to CAD 1695 - still quite good as a solo traveler, but a bit of bait and add.
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Rothesay wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:46 am
NCL has listed a number of cruises where they waived the single supplement.

For example: 7-Day Western Caribbean from New Orleans - November 11 - 18, 2018 on the Breakaway - inside guarantee for $621.83 CAD all in. (excluding flights)

or

13-Day Cuba, Caribbean & Panama Canal from Miami - October 30 - November 12, 2018 on the Sun - inside guarantee for $1335.51 CAD all in. (excluding flights)
Never been on a cruise so I a have few questions. What do you mean excluding flights? So cruise take you one way and you fly back yourself? So do some cruise ship companies/deals provide flight as well sometimes?

Do people fly somewhere and come back to their city in the cruise? Is that more popular compared to flying back home later?
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grayhal wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:45 pm
Never been on a cruise so I a have few questions. What do you mean excluding flights? So cruise take you one way and you fly back yourself? So do some cruise ship companies/deals provide flight as well sometimes?

Do people fly somewhere and come back to their city in the cruise? Is that more popular compared to flying back home later?
You fly to the destination in this case New Orleans, and the ship comes back to the same port a week later. Flights to New Orleans aren’t cheap either, otherwise I’d take this deal.
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What does no single supplement mean ?
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grayhal wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:45 pm
Never been on a cruise so I a have few questions. What do you mean excluding flights? So cruise take you one way and you fly back yourself? So do some cruise ship companies/deals provide flight as well sometimes?

Do people fly somewhere and come back to their city in the cruise? Is that more popular compared to flying back home later?
No, you pay your own flights to the cruise departure/return city.

For example, if the cruise is leaving from/returning to NY, then you have to pay for the travel from your own place to NY.
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The Destroyer wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:48 pm
You fly to the destination in this case New Orleans, and the ship comes back to the same port a week later. Flights to New Orleans aren’t cheap either, otherwise I’d take this deal.
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Oct 17th, 2018 7:52 pm
No, you pay your own flights to the cruise departure/return city.

For example, if the cruise is leaving from/returning to NY, then you have to pay for the travel from your own place to NY.
Ok thanks. So what if I want to go from Vancouver and it's just one way. Do you get plane tickets by yourself or cruise company gets them for you or give you discount?
asifnana wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:50 pm
What does no single supplement mean ?
softech wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 8:06 pm
I want to ask this question, too
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_supplement
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With a few exceptions, the cruise lines assume (at least) 2 people will be sailing in each cabin in their revenue projections.

So a single traveller pays anywhere from 25 to 100% extra.

Unfair? Yes. But that's the way it's done in tbe industry. At least in the newer ships they're building cabins for one now.
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I was on a NCL cruise in March and I found out you can opt out of the mandatory tipping charges by filling out a form at guest services. Basically that form says you will tip in cash as you use the services and I was refunded my charges that i paid pre-cruise. I just left cash for the services I used ie. cabin boy, waiters, etc. I didn't feel it was right that I was tipping for services I never used like the wine steward.
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ya, rate are usually based on double occupancy. So like a 7 day can be like $400 per person, but a single person would be $800. It is totally unfair, but some cruise lines will offer solo cabins like NCL and some RCL.
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Yes, a single person booking a room will pay 200% of the cruise fare, because the cruise line otherwise loses money on the absense of a second occupant who may gamble in the casino, buy alcohol in the bar, purchase cruise excursions, or buy goods at the onboard stores. However, once you book as a single person, you can always call the cruise line and add a friend or family member later on to your booking, at no extra cost (since you already paid for the whole room). That family or friend only has to pay for their taxes.
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TRD604 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 10:01 pm
ya, rate are usually based on double occupancy. So like a 7 day can be like $400 per person, but a single person would be $800. It is totally unfair, but some cruise lines will offer solo cabins like NCL and some RCL.
Without the single supplement, if I were a couple going on these cruises, I will simply book 2 cabins as it would have cost the same as if we were staying in the same cabin. At minimum, I will have access to an extra bathroom.
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Can confirm this.

Worked for both NCL and RCCL for 6 years
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asifnana wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 7:50 pm
What does no single supplement mean ?
softech wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 8:06 pm
I want to ask this question, too
A surcharge for single travelers that occupy a room designed for at least 2.
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