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Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Waive Single Supplement Fee

windstarIt used to be that traveling solo meant paying exorbitant single supplement fees to make up for the fact that you’re using a space designed for two. But things are starting to change, especially in the world of cruising.

Windstar Cruises is waiving the single supplement for certain sailing, if you book by September 18. Other sailings will still have the supplement, but they’ve been reduced to 10 to 25 percent of the base fare.

Tauck has eliminated the single supplement on lower-deck cabins for its European cruises, which saves you up to 50 percent from previous costs.

Uniworld is waiving the single supplement on several river cruises this year, and another 29 cruises next year. It’s common sense: According to Uniworld, 10 percent of its customers are solo travelers.

But let’s not forget Norwegian Cruise Line, which pioneered the concept of studio cabins designed specifically for solo travelers, complete with a dedicated lounge area.

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