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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Solo Cruise Travellers on the rise


'Solo Zone' Service Launched for Single Cruise Passengers

Luxury 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Only $1299 For Solo Passengers

The rising popularity of holidays at sea for single passengers has prompted leading Australian cruise agency, Cruise Express, to launch a service called 'Your Solo Zone' on its website – cruiseexpress.com.au.

The new webpage offers solo cruisers the best deals and ships for single passengers and tips for cruising on your own, with Cruise Express also highlighting its own regular, hosted cruise tours as ideal for singles keen to travel in a group.

To mark the launch, Cruise Express is offering special solo passenger fares from only $1299 for a seven-day Mediterranean in June or July, 2014, aboard the superliner, Norwegian Epic, which debuted in 2010 with 128 studio cabins for single travellers and priced for single occupancy. The round-trip cruise from Rome, departing on selected dates in June and July, 2014, visits Livorno near Florence, Cannes on the French Riviera, Barcelona in Spain and Naples for the Amalfi Coast. For details, visit the 'Your Solo Zone' at www.cruiseexpress.com.au.*

Cruise Express Managing Director, Meg Hill, said the ageing population and an increased confidence to travel, coupled with the boom in cruising, had seen increasing numbers of Australians boarding cruise ships as solo passengers, with many cruise lines meeting the demand via dedicated single cabins and fares with low single surcharges or no surcharges at all.

"We know even more Australians would be enjoying holidays at sea as single passengers if the cost of solo travel could be reduced either through lower fares for single passengers or suitable schemes that enable solo travellers to share a cabin with another single passenger so as one of Australia's leading cruise agencies, we have launched the 'Solo Zone' webpage to tackle this issue and get more solo sailors to sea," Ms Hill said.

"We are also liaising with cruise lines in Australia to obtain the best solo offers for our clients and we have just completed a major survey to explore what single people are seeking in cruise holidays. We will use this research to expand our 'Solo Zone' page and enhance our service to this increasingly important sector."

Call Cruise Express on 1300 764 509 or visit the 'Your Solo Zone' page at www.cruiseexpress.com.au/solo-cruising.

* Fares are cruise-only and subject to availability and change and may differ between departures. Conditions apply.


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