Royal Caribbean Looking At Cruise Cabins for Single Travelers
Royal's President and CEO Adam Goldstein told international travel agents onboard the newly launched Allure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, that the line is looking to introduce single cabins on several of its older ships over the next few years, reports the U.K.'s TTG Live.
Most cruise ship cabins are designed and priced for two, and while Royal Caribbean doesn't plan any big changes to its newest and largest ships – the 5,400-passenger Allure and highly popular year-old sibling Oasis of the Seas – the line is aware "there is a demand for the single traveler business," Goldstein told the agents.
"We are going to be revitalizing our older ships such as Radiance of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas, and so we will have opportunity to create spaces for single travelers then. It is definitely something that we are looking at," he said.
The Radiance, which debuted in 2001, currently carries 2,112 passengers, double occupancy, while the Grandeur, launched in 1996, carries 1,950.
On the 4,100-passenger Epic, NCL has 128 cabins for solo travelers in a Studios complex that includes a shared lounge, and CEO Kevin Sheehan has said the line also plans to have singe cabins on two ships ordered for delivery in 2013 and 2014.
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