Solo cruise cabins are a trend in the cruise industry. Staterooms designed for passengers traveling alone serve a growing market. Up to 25 percent of overseas travelers are alone, and cruise ships are beginning to accommodate them.
The gigantic Norwegian Epic cruise ship was the first to introduce studio cabins, which are tiny staterooms designed and priced for people cruising alone. They are clustered around a public space where the solo cruisers can gather. Studios are inside cabins with a window view to the corridor. The private lounge has a bar, two large TV screens and seating for hanging out.
The studio cabin innovation was popular, so Norwegian Cruise Line also included Studio cabins for solo passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway and on the Norwegian Getaway. They have the same features as on the Epic.
Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam ship has 12 single staterooms for solo travelers. They are ocean-view cabins and are located on the forward Main deck. It's a premium cruise ship and the cabins feature Mariner's Dream beds, plush bathrobes, massage showerhead, complimentary fresh fruit and other touches.