Travelling on your own is a wonderful way to experience the treasures of our world, but for those thinking about it for the first time it can also be quite daunting. My blog today is going to get rid of all your worries and start you off on a truly unforgettable journey of adventure and self-discovery, as I introduce you to some of the best cruise lines for solo travellers.
Some of the best cruise lines for solo travellers
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a great choice for solo travellers, not only do they have a high percentage of solo guests, their ships are also small enough to allow you to see the same faces on an almost daily basis. This is something you don’t often get on larger vessels, which can make it difficult to build friendships. They also have a huge variety of solo cabins across the entire fleet, so all you really need to do is decide where you want to go. I’ve sailed with Fred. Olsen many times and can highly recommend.
An easy option for those cruising solo that want to have the choice between a smaller ship or a larger ship, and those that want a wide variety of no-fly and fly-cruise options. Wherever you want to go, it’s likely that P&O Cruises will be able to take you there. I’ve sailed solo with the line on a few different itineraries and I’ve enjoyed every moment. With P&O, you can choose to do as much or as little as you like, both onboard and ashore.
If ultra-luxury is your calling, then consider Crystal Cruises for your next solo cruise adventure. Crystal’s luxurious vessels are big enough to offer everything you would expect from a luxury cruise, but small enough to retain that intimate charm that allows you to meet and socialise with like-minded people. I spent several days on my own aboard Crystal Symphony and I relished in every moment of it. A superb experience with a wide variety of people from all over the world.
From solo coffee mornings to perfectly assigned table choices in the main dining room, Cunard’s three queen’s offer a warm and comfortable welcome to every guest. I sailed 2 solo transatlantic voyages aboard Queen Mary 2 and I wasn’t on my own for long. I met some fantastic people, some of whom I have even met up with on other sailings since. Cunard really does hold on to that age of classic cruising and it’s an experience that every cruiser should have at least once.
Voyages to Antiquity
If you want to immerse yourself in the rich and deep history of the destinations you visit, then Voyages to Antiquity is the one for you. More than 30% of their guests are solo travellers, so you can be sure that regardless of the itinerary you choose, you are certainly going to be travelling with like-minded people. They offer single mingle dinners and tours in almost every port are included, so there’s no need to worry about going ashore on your own or missing out, you’ll not miss a thing with Voyages to Antiquity.
Saga has a high percentage of repeat guests, especially solo ones, and having experienced a Saga cruise on more than one occasion, it’s really not difficult to see why. In my opinion, Saga is one of the best cruise lines out there for any traveller over the age of 50. Many sailings are now all-inclusive, so no need to worry about a huge cabin bill and the shore excursion offerings offer something for all levels of ability.
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara is ideal for those who want pure destination immersion and some slices of luxury. Three stunning ships to choose from, many accommodation options and some incredible dining options. Azamara offer a huge variety of itineraries and some of the longest port calls within the industry. You’ll have ample time to explore ashore and still enjoy all the onboard features and facilities.