A singles cruise is an ideal holiday choice for solitary travellers.
With everything from dining, activities, entertainment and service taken care of, cruises are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, expand your horizons, and discover places you’ve never been to before.
It may be surprising to some, but statistics show that 25% of cruisers are in fact single. With this mind, cruise lines are rapidly beginning to appreciate the need to cater to single passengers. Many lines now have an excellent standard of single occupancy cabins, and even endeavour to introduce single cruisers to each other.
On cruises, dining is a group experience, and single cruisers needn’t worry about missing out. Whether the cruise line operates a traditional or open-seat dining policy it can be a great way to meet people, and some cruise lines will deliberately seat single cruisers together.
At the time of booking one of our solo cruises, just let your Cruise Concierge know that you wish to request being seated with other single travellers. You don't have to throw yourself into communal activities if you don’t want it. You can always find a quiet corner on board for some personal time.
There is no doubt that a singles cruise offers an ideal holiday choice for solo passengers, but, the biggest concern for the lone traveller is the dreaded single supplements.
With single cruising becoming more and more popular, these supplements are being waived on more and more cruise lines every year. Even luxury lines are gearing more of the cruise experience towards solo travellers, with activites and excursions specifically drawn up to help single cruisers meet others with the same interests.
If you are absolutely set on saving money, some cruise lines even offer a voluntary sharing scheme where you could be matched with another solo passenger of the same gender. This means that not only will you be able to avoid single supplements, but you’ll have a cruise companion from the very beginning.
Although there is a stigma surrounding the idea of single cruising, it shouldn’t stop solo travellers enjoying a journey across the world’s oceans. As cruise lines become more and more accommodating to this kind of traveller, it’s the perfect time for solo cruisers to embark on the journey of a lifetime with ocean cruises.