5 Reasons why cruising solo makes for a great holiday

Jan 16 2016

Thousands of people around the world embark on cruise holidays every year without a companion in tow. Initially, those who have no idea about the freedom of cruising alone may look at you a little differently and marvel at your bravery and independence. However, solo cruisers who have done it before, will often swear by this type of holiday. 

New people, new friends, new experiences Just because you step on board on your own, doesn’t mean that you have to spend your holiday alone all the time. A cruise is a fantastic way to meet new people, and what better way to break the ice than to join a shore excursion with a group, or take part in any number of fun and exciting activities on board your ship. Have a drink in one of the bars and chat to the other guests, or spend the day on your own in a luxurious spa – the choice is all yours! The chance to enjoy the company of others, and to spend quality time alone as well, is the perfect opportunity to experience a true sense of freedom, especially when you are exploring the world and experiencing new things at the same time.

Your cruise, your way

Wake up in the morning and decide what you want to do on your own terms. Spend the day at the pool, join a group activity on board or on shore, unwind in the spa, or take an afternoon snooze in your cabin. Cruising solo provides you the opportunity to do everything possible, or nothing at all. If you would rather keep to yourself on board and enjoy your alone time, that is completely possible. However, there are many ways to ensure that you are able to meet up with other solo cruisers as well.

Take time just for you

A solo cruise is the perfect way to take yourself off and have a break from the usual routine of a busy life. You get the opportunity to be who you want to be, do what you want to do, and spend time with whoever you want to spend time with. It’s a great opportunity to get away from it all, recharge the batteries, and work on your personal growth by enjoying memorable experiences, fascinating destinations, and intriguing cultures.

Safety and Security
Travelling solo in the conventional sense is always accompanied with certain risks. However, when you cruise solo, you can be sure of minimal risk, and rest easy knowing that your safety and security is well taken care of.


Solo tips to make the most of your cruise
If you have decided to take a cruise and would like to venture out into the world on your own, there are a number of ways that you can make the most of your solo cruise. Why not book your cruise on a ship which has the most single cabins, or embark on a themed cruise that speaks to your interests? You could also consider taking a cruise on a smaller vessel, or embarking on a river cruise for a more intimate experience. 

No matter what your thinking is for embarking on a solo cruise, there are a number of reasons why it is a great experience. Hopefully we have offered you the inspiration you needed to head out there and discover the beauty of cruising solo. Contact your Cruiseabout consultant today to find out more about the best options for solo cruisers.