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Though solo travel is a growing trend, single supplements are a big obstacle to cruise travel.
Most lines still charge double occupancy rates for a single person to travel alone in a stateroom. Effective immediately, however, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is doing something about it. They're dropping single supplements on all sailings in oceanview staterooms.
"With solo travel on the rise, we knew we needed to implement a program for this segment of independent cruisers to make Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line accessible to all," shared Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. "We are thrilled to be able to offer an incredible value to guests of all ages seeking a solo vacation and give them the opportunity to travel at any date of their choosing without having to break the bank."
The line cites a recent study on solo travel by Booking.com. The study found that 40 percent of baby boomers have taken a solo trip in the last year and 21 percent plan to take one this year. Additionally, 34 percent of respondents said that solo travel is among the "top five trips that they have already been on and would like to go on again."Oceanview staterooms sans single supplement are available daily on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. Rates begin at $149 per person. The price includes a welcome reception exclusively for solo travelers.
Shore excursions on Grand Bahama Island include snorkeling on Bahamian reefs, rides along the beach in an open-sided Jeep, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, kayaking through a mangrove forest or cruising aboard a 60-foot, double-deck, glass- bottom boat.Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers two-night cruises and cruise and resort stays to Grand Bahama Island year-round from the Port of Palm Beach. The line expects to carry more than 500,000 passengers annually aboard its two ships, Grand Classica and Grand Celebration. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is majority-owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan.
Ana Figueroa is a veteran travel industry writer based in Los Angeles. She's a former contributing editor for Travel Agent...
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