Embarking on a Singles Cruise is no longer the difficult option it once was. In the past singles cruises were expensive and lacking in options catering for the solo traveller. These days cruise liners are embracing cruises for singles installing smaller sized cabins and setting a price point that is affordable for solo travellers. They're even organising meet ups and activities with other single travellers for those looking for some extra company. Of course for singles looking for some seclusion to be left to on their own this is also an option for those wishing to do so.
There is nothing at all wrong with being a single cruiser. Who ever said travel is a bad thing? In fact, Cruising as a Single can be a very rewarding experience, and not as lonely as some people would think. You can decide whether you want to meet new people or simply go your own way. With no responsibilities, and only having your own needs and wants to think about a cruise for singles is a great choice. The amount of cruising destinations available is only limited by your time and budget.
What are the Best Cruise Ships for Singles
That's an question only you can answer. Our Cruise finder search lists all the prices for singles so the choice is really yours. To help you decide we've put together a list of the best cruise ships catering for singles.
Crystal Cruises is extremely popular for solo cruisers due to the amount of activities on board the ship - including singles parties and gentleman hosts. The other benefit is that they have low supplement costs which begin at about 25%. Cruises depart from New Zealand, Australia, and Asia.
"Norwegian Epic" by Norwegian Cruise Lines has 128 studio cabins dedicated to solo travellers in Europe and Scandinavia.
P&O Cruises' ship "Azura" has 18 dedicated cabins for Solo passengers. These cabins are priced for single travellers and have no single supplement.
Holland America Line offers more cruises than any other passenger line aimed for Single Travellers.
Why would you go on a cruise as a Single?
As a single, you will have the ability to do what you want, when you want - without having to take into account anyone else! This is not selfish, it's just something alot of us need at times and can be a very rewarding experience to 'find yourself' and enjoy your own company.
Cruise ships are controlled, secure environments, hence single travellers can have the peace of mind to feel safe onboard.
Singles holidays can help you to 'Escape' - whether you are escaping a broken relationship, dealing with grief, or simply just want a holiday to escape the daily grind - a Singles cruise can really help recharge the batteries and give you the time and space that we all need sometimes.
Because cruise ships offer Communal Dining, taking a singles cruise means you will never have to eat alone. As a group experience you can sometimes request to dine with other solo cruisers.
You won't need to worry about planning your day, whether that be where to eat, where to stay, what to do, where to go. With everything at your fingertips, you won't need to think about a single thing! No need to pay for extras as all costs are usually included in your cruise fare.
Activities and Entertainment
Cruises are all about fun, and all cruise ships are built around making sure everyone will enjoy the ride. Activities and Entertainment onboard some of our partner ships may include movies, shopping, theatre shows, rock climbing, ice skating, mini golf, wave pools, dancing, singing and casinos.
A cruise is a perfect way to explore the world and reach destinations you never thought possible. From Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Australia, Alaska or a simple cruise around New Zealand - we have the perfect cruise for you. Cruise ships will also have a number of extra excursions you are able to opt into - so go out, explore and be as adventurous as you feel you want to be!
Tranquility and Rejuvenation
Sooth your mind and body with some peaceful reflection and a luxurious spa treatment. Most cruise ships are well equiped with some of the best rejuvenation spas one can find, and fully qualified massage professionals. Lie back and experience everything from luxurious facials to pamper sessions and aromatherapy massages.
If you're allocating some time to get your fitness regime back in order then a singles cruises is a perfect option to get you back in shape. With state of the art cardiovascular machines, free weights and classes from Yoga to Pilates, spinning and boxing a fitness cruise could be just what the doctor ordered.
Choosing the right Singles Cruise
Booking a cruise as a single traveller may cost more than sharing, however you only live once! Cruise lines don't usually offer cabins for one person, so they will give you the double occupancy cabin at a higher rate than the per person cruise cost. This is known as the single supplement - which can range between an extra 10% up to possibly 100% of the cruise fare. Some cruise liners publish deals with low single supplements.
Ship / Cabin
Small cruise ships are perfect for single cruisers as they are usually more intimate but often more social. The limited amount of people often means smaller excursion numbers offshore hence it may be easier to meet new people and make new friends.
Become a Solo Traveller at any age!
Whether you are a Young Adult, a middle aged Single traveller, or a Senior citizen, a cruise holiday is bound to be a rewarding experience.
In summary, don't be put off by the size of the cruise ship, the potential noise from kids or that voice in your head that keeps saying 'NO'. Put yourself out there, go and explore and do something you didn't think you could do. You may look back on a singles cruise as the trip of a lifetime - and who knows, you may not be single for much longer!