The popularity of solo cruising increases year on year. However, holidaying alone can be daunting, especially if you’re used to having someone to help you plan, book and enjoy your time away. Cruising however is the perfect solution - solo travel and cruising really are made for each other.
With a cruise there is no switching hotels or arranging transfers to and from destinations, the ship will take you where you need to go and when you need to be there. In fact, everything is arranged for you from excursions to meals, to activities, all you have to do is decide what your dream cruise consists of and go.
It’s also easy to find company on a cruise ship, should you wish. As a contained ‘resort on the water’ with lots of group activities and excursions to sign up for, you’re bound to meet like-minded people who are, quite literally, in the same boat.
Solo cruisers can expect tailored activity programmes, dedicated cocktail parties or coffee mornings for mingling, and dining companions hand-picked for compatibility. There are lots of opportunities to be sociable, with classes, seminars and shore excursions, while dance hosts are on hand to ensure you always have a dance partner. Solo travellers can easily meet other single travellers and form lasting friendships.
There's now a ship for every traveller who prefers to sail alone. Dedicated single cabins on board have now been incorporated into most of the new ships, and fantastic offers are available with the majority of cruise lines, meaning less added supplements for travelling alone.
With the ease and convenience, and knowing everything is taken care of, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy discovering.
If you would like to try solo travelling for yourself, take a look at our top picks for the best cruise lines for solo travellers:
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line arguably led the charge with the introduction of its studio cabins, including access to an exclusive dedicated lounge, with free tea and coffee and snacks and a wine vending machine only available to studio guests and single travellers
Single cabins have now been incorporated into most ships in the P&O Cruises fleet, including the adults only Arcadia and Oriana. Activities are arranged to help single travellers meet.
All three Cunard ships had single cabins added as part of their refurbishment programmes. Dedicated daytime activities mean solo travellers can easily meet other single travellers, and dance hoists on are hand to share a dance in the Queens Room.
The Cruise Line targeted at the over-50s claims that one fifth of its guests travel independently, and offers dedicated single staterooms, hosted Cocktail parties and get-togethers before each port for those who'd like to go ashore with some companions. Dedicated Solo Hosts will also seat new friends together.
If you would like to go solo on your next cruise, we can help find an itinerary that suits you. Call us today or click here to submit your enquiry through the website.