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Singles Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Singles Cruise?

A Singles Cruise is a private group onboard a large cruise ship that is for singles only. There will be at least one singles host/hostess just for the group and lots of fun activities to particpate in. There will be cocktail parties, shows and different entertainment every night, poolside get-togethers, singles only shore excursions and dining tables just for the singles group. Most of our singles cruises offer a pre cruise hotel and get together. You can also join our singles cruise event page just for your cruse and our Singles Travel Group on Facebook.

What's is Included and Not Included in your Singles Cruise price?

All of your meals and snacks onboard the ship, both in the main dining areas and buffets are included with your singles cruise. Room service is available and is usually complimentary but please verify on the ship as some late night service may have a charge. There are specialty restaurants on most cruise ships, these are not complimentary and charge a fee.

Drinks are not included in the price of your cruise fare. There is complimentary fountain water, ice tea, coffee and a small choice of juices available in the buffet area 24 hours/day. The same drinks are available at all meals. All other beverages including soda, bottled water, alcohol drinks, juices and specialty coffees are an additional fee.

Most cruise lines will allow you to bring onboard one bottle (750ml) of wine or champagne, per person (two per cabin), only in their carry-on luggage. A corkage fee per bottle will be charged should you wish to consume the wine in a public are. Check with the cruise line before boarding.

Cruise lines are now offering drink packages that can be purchased prior to boarding or on your first day onboard. Packages vary from ship to ship but most offer soda packages, bottled water packages, wine and liquor packages, Below is a list of a few cruise lines and links to their drink package pages.

Norwegian Cruises Drink Packages   MSC Cruises Beverage Packages

Royal Caribbean Beverage Packages   Carinval Cruise Beverage Program

Celebrity Cruise Beverage Packages Princess Cruises Group Bar and Beverage Packages

Gratuities for the ships staff. Most cruise lines add approximately $13/day per person to your onboard cruise bill which is split up between your cabin steward, dining room servers and those hard-working behind-the-scenes employees who making sure the buffet is full at all times. It is customary, but voluntary, to tip your state room steward and waiter extra in cash if you feel their service was exceptional.

Wifi - Internet Access - Stay connected while at sea. With Wifi signal throughout most cruise ships, you can enjoy Internet access with your choice of value Internet Packages.

MS Wifi NCL Wifi Package Royal Caribbean Wifi


Are Taxes and Port Charges Included in the Price of a Singles Cruise?

All taxes and port charges are included in the posted prices of our Singles Cruises. The price on the cruise website is the total price of the cruise.


What are the Ages of Single Cruisers?

Singles cruises are usually open to singles 21 years and older but the majority of our cruisers are in the age range 40 to 60s+ years. There are always singles who are younger and older on each cruise. If you are in your 30s or younger, please check with us before booking, to make sure the age group of the cruise you are booking is appropriate. Throughout the year age specific singles cruises are offered like a 20s and 30s sailings for the younger group.


How Many Singles are on Each Cruise?

The number of singles on each cruise varies based on the destination, season and of course the number of people who book. The Caribbean and Holiday singles cruises get the largest crowds. The size of our group on these cruises can range from 50 to 400 singles. Our international cruises draw a smaller crowd so you will feel like you are traveling with friends when sightseeing around the world.


Who Travels on Best Single Travel Cruises?

Singles who travel on singles cruises come from all over the US, Canada and even around the world. Most of our singles are professionals or retired people who are interested in having fun and meeting new friends. Most of us don't like traveling alone and enjoy being part of a fun group.


Are the Singles Cruises activities open to any singles onboard the ship?

No, singles must book their entire reservation with Best Single Travel to take advantage of our exclusive singles activities and shore excursions.


Is Roommate Matching Available?

Free roommate matching is availalbe on all our advertised cabins. We match singles with roommates of the same gender and close to the same age. Booking early will help ensure that you are matched with someone close to your age. We try our best to match you with the perfect roommate, but of course there are no guarantees.

Please note that Best Single Travel accepts no responsibility for roommate matching incompatibility such as sleep patterns, snoring, noise, or age differences. If you are concerned that any of these disparities may be an issue affecting the enjoyment of your vacation, we recommend you purchase a single cabin or better yet - bring a friend along who may also enjoy a singles cruise!

Best Single Travel does not conduct any type of background checks on it clients in general, and specifically does not conduct background checks on matching a client with another in a roommate situation.

Best Single Travel makes no representations or warranties regarding compatibility between roommates. Our roommate matching is strictly for non-smokers - this is for the comfort of all our roommate matches, and it relies on the honor system at booking and common courtesy while onboard. Even if you don’t consider yourself a regular smoker, if you do choose to smoke during the cruise, then you will not have the option of using our roommate matching on any future cruises.

Under no circumstances will Best Single Travel be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental arising out of or relating to the conduct of any client or guest action or interaction between clients or guests, including without limitation bodily injury, emotional distress, harassment, and defamation.


How much is the Deposit and When is Final Payment Due?

A deposit is required at time of booking your singles cruise, this will reserve your cabin space. Deposit amounts vary and are based on the length of cruise and the cruise destination. Deposit information for each cruise is posted next to the online pricing information. Full payment is generally due 90 days prior to the sailing date (but may vary by cruise line). For your convenience, charges will automatically be processed at time of final payment. Payments can be made by personal check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. For those guests who book after the balance of the deposit is due, full payment is required at the time of reservation.


What Documents do I Need to Cruise?
The requirements described below are required by government regulations and policies. They are subject to change without notice.

It is your responsibility to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available at the pier when necessary. The appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas and inoculation certificate (if needed) are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

If you do not possess the proper documentation you may be prevented from boarding your cruise ship, or from entering a country, and you may be subject to fines. No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation. Guests on consecutive sailings must ensure they have the proper travel documents for their entire cruise vacation.

Domestic sailings are all sailings originating and ending in ports located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including Panama Canal sailings.

U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises (cruises that begin and end at the same port in the U.S.) will be able to enter or depart the country with proof of citizenship, such as a government-issued birth certificate and laminated government issued picture ID, denoting photo, name and date of birth.

Note: Baptismal papers and hospital certificates of birth are not acceptable. Voter registration cards or Social Security cards are not considered proof of citizenship.
Alien Registration Card (Green Card) - U.S. lawful permanent residents will continue to be able to use their Alien Registration Card (ARC) issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other valid evidence of permanent residence status to apply for entry to United States. ARC holders (United States permanent residents) with expired cards may be considered "out of status" and may be denied entry/reentry into the United States. If your ARC was issued over 10 years ago, you should check the expiration date printed on the front of the card. If your card is expired, or it is about to expire, you should renew your card before you cruise. If you are holding an old edition ARC WITHOUT an expiration date, you will not be detained from entering the United States, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection highly suggests that you apply for a new card before you cruise.


International Sailings are cruises other than those originating and ending in ports located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico including Panama Canal sailings. These are itineraries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia/New Zealand including re-positioning sailings originating or ending in their ports.

A valid passport is required for travel. For your protection, we recommend that your passport expiration date not occur within six (6) months of the sailing termination date.Ensure there are sufficient blank visa pages within the passport for visa stamps. U.S. citizens carrying an Official (maroon cover) passport must also be in possession of a valid Diplomatic or personal (blue or green cover) passport to allow ship embarkation.

Visas - Based on nationality, many countries still require an entry visa. A visa may be included in your cruise vacation package. If not, you re responsible for getting your visa in the appropriate time period to travel.

Depending on your itinerary, the ship may collect your passport to speed up the clearance formalities at each port of call. We suggest you bring with you a few photocopies of your passport's personal page which includes the picture, and that you carry one of these photocopies with you each time you leave the ship.


Are Shore Excursions Included?

Our speciality and international cruises include all shore excursions (unless noted). Shore excursions are guided tours or adventures in a cruise ship's port of call. If the shore excursion is not included in a Caribbean cruise price, information and booking instructions are sent approximately 60 days prior to each cruise. You can always purchase shore excursions directly with the cruise lines.


Where do I Sit in the Dining Room?

One of the benefits of cruising with a singles cruise group is that you never have to eat alone. There are separate tables of the dining room just for our group. We do not assign seats and we encourage you to sit with different dinner partners each night. We usually reserve late dining (8:00 p.m.) for our entire singles group.


Can we Meet any of the Singles on our Cruise before Departure?

Yes, you will be invited to join our Facebook cruise page so you can get to know other singles before your single cruise departs. Plus you have the option of sharing your email with your fellow cruisers too. We usually offer an optional pre-cruise hotel in the port city the night before the cruise departs along with a pre-cruise meet and greet.

What if I Need to Cancel my Cruise?
In the event that you wish to cancel your singles cruise, you need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As soon as you book your cruise and your cabin is reserved with the appropriate cruise line, a $100 cancellation fee becomes effective. After the initial $100 please follow the cruise line's cancellation policy below.
When calculating the days prior to sailing, the day of sailing should not be considered as one of the days. The day of sailing is considered the first day of the cruise, therefore, the penalty period will commence one day prior to the day of sailing.

Carnival Cruises

      Days Prior to
Departure Date
  Cancellation Charge (Per Guest)

6-9 day cruises (excluding: Alaska, Europe, Transatlantic, Panama Canal and Transpacific cruises)

  Up to 76 days   $100
    75 to 56 days   Deposit
      55 to 30 days   Deposit or 50% of Total Fare, whichever is greater
      29 to 15 days   Deposit or 75% of Total Fare, whichever is greater
      14 days or less   100% of Total Fare

10 day or longer cruises, as well as all Alaska, Europe , Transatlantic, Panama Canal & Transpacific Cruises

  Up to 91 days   $100
    90 to 56 days   Deposit
      55 to 30 days   Deposit or 50% of Total Fare, whichever is greater
      29 to 15 days   Deposit or 75% of Total Fare, whichever is greater
      14 days or less   100% of Total Fare

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity cruise cancellation


Norweigian Cruises

Days Prior to Departure DateCruise/Cruisetour Cancellation Fee
120 days or more prior to sailing* $100
119 - 91 days 25%
90 - 61 days 50%
60 - 31 days 75%
30 days or less 100%

*Deposits are refundable until 120 days prior to sailing

*Attention: For bookings made using Buy One Get One Half Off or Buy One Get One Free (paying applicable taxes only) promotions special conditions apply. For these promotions, deposit payments become non-refundable from time of booking.

Royal Caribbean

Cruise Length

Days to Departure

Charges Per Person

6 Nights or longer 75+ $100
74-57 Deposit amount
56-29 50% of total price (taxes & fees excluded)*
28-15 75% of total (taxes & fees excluded)*
14 or less No refund except for taxes and fees
Holiday Sailings 6 Nights or longer**: 90+ $100
89-64 Deposit Amount
63-43 50% of total price (taxes and fees excluded)*
42-22 75% of total (taxes & fees excluded)**
21 or less No refund (excluding taxes and fees)

* Or deposit amount, whichever is greater. ** Holiday sailings are defined as sailings that occur over Christmas and/or New Year's day.


Do You Recommend Travel Protection?

Best Single Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.


Will a Cruise ever be Modified or Cancelled?

The safety and satisfaction of our guests is always the #1 concern of the cruise line and Best Single Travel. The cruise line or Best Single Travel may modify, change or cancel a cruise at any time and for any reason whatsoever. A hosted group departure may also be modified, changed or cancelled and may go un-hosted should there be an insufficient number of guests.


Do Singles Cruises Cost More then Regular Cruises?
Some singles cruises include shore excursions in the prices and some of the singles cruises do charge more then a normal (non-single) cruise. As a singles cruiser you get a private host and can do all the activities included on the cruise plus all the exclusive singles activities.


Can I make a Last Minute Cruise Reservation?
We understand that an opening in your schedule can happen at any time and you may be able to cruise at the last minute. As long as the cruise ship has cabin availability we will be happy to have you join our singles cruise group. You never know there might even be a roommate available, please give us a call at 877 848-7477.