While some people enjoy the company of friends or family while cruising, many travelers like to go on solo voyages. They often enjoy the opportunity to do what they want, when they want, and not have to answer to anyone in terms of their adventures or schedule.
We enjoy traveling solo and discovering the world as we like, so we thought we’d seek out cruises are good for solo passengers. We wanted to find cruise lines, in particular, that offered awesome single cabins and activities where we could meet other people if we wanted. We thought you might appreciate knowing which cruise lines featured accommodations priced for singles, instead of couples or groups, so we scoured the Internet in search of solo cruise perfection.
Here some of the best cruise lines for solo travelers:
P&O’s Azura ship launched in 2010 and has 18 dedicated single cabins. The cruise line’s Britannia ship offers 27 single cabins and the it’s Ventura vessel features 18 solo accommodations. All are remodeled inside and out, and each has a special boutique feel to them. Cabins are priced for singles, but they sell out quickly so you’ll want to plan well ahead for your solo cruise.
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Epic was the first ship in its fleet to offer single cabins, all targeted and priced for solo cruisers. Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway also feature solo-appropriate studio cabins. The newly built Norwegian Escape has 82 single studio units and Pride of America just received four new studios. All of these ships provide singles with a full-sized bed, a private bathroom, and shared gathering space called the Studio Lounge that’s ideal for relaxing or mingling.
Holland America is known for catering to single cruisers. This cruise line offers many programs that don’t require a sailing companion, but it does provide plenty of opportunities to meet others should you want to. We think the culinary programs, wine tastings, and hands-on workshops on Holland America ships are great for single travelers. Mixers and game nights are fun ways to socialize too, and when you’re ready for some along time you’ll always be able to find it.
In addition to these cruise lines, travelers will find amazing opportunities for a good, and affordable, time spent exploring alone on Silversea Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruises, and Seabourn.
Do you enjoy cruising solo? Are you planning on taking a cruise by yourself? If so, we’d love for you to tell us about your experience in the comments below!