You’re Never Alone with Single Cruising

Solo ventures are becoming more commonplace among travelers and cruise ships are catching on. Now with the uprising of Singles Cruises, you’ll always feel like you belong, even among strangers.

We’ve heard members over the years ask us about single-guest accommodations when family members can no longer travel, friends aren’t around or schedules conflict. There are many reasons why you would find yourself in a position to travel alone, but it shouldn’t result in you staying home.

Solo Cabins

Traveling solo, especially on cruise ships, has recently seen a big boost in popularity. The biggest complaint we’ve heard is that solo travelers don’t want to sleep in the same cabin as a complete stranger, which is completely understandable.

But now many cruise lines have outfitted their cabins for single travelers, giving you more incentive to take a personal vacation. Better yet, you aren’t paying for a bed that you won’t be using.

Exclusive Deals

Cruise lines such as Norwegian and AmaWaterways have deals specific to the solo traveler, and many others are following suit. Norwegian plans to unveil a new ship later this year, the Norwegian Escape, that will have more than 80 studio cabins. That should show you how popular these single cruises are becoming.


So what does a Singles Cruise entail? Think of them like our Global VIP cruises, with pre-planned get-togethers for likeminded people to enjoy food and drinks. Some cruise lines offer:

  • Hosts to guide you through all of the ship’s events.
  • Cocktail parties and games to meet the other single cruisers.
  • Specialized activities specifically for singles (exercise classes, wine tastings, training courses, etc.)
  • Cruise lines such as Holland America Line give you the choice to share a stateroom with another solo guest.

Depending on the cruise, you can have anywhere from 50 to 500 new friends the moment you board!

It’s definitely a big leap for a vacationer, especially if you are used to traveling with multiple people. But it’s no surprise that a majority of the guests on any given cruise ship are repeat customers. The experience can be quite addicting.

If you’ve wanted a way to travel by yourself and still be among friendly individuals, ask your Travel Agent about single-person cruising at 800-879-7779.

Have you ever taken part in a singles cruise? Let us know you experience in the comments below.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

4 thoughts on “You’re Never Alone with Single Cruising

  1. Do the cruise lines have a lower rate for single travelers? What is the price range?

    • Hi Eleanora,

      It all depends on the cruise line. Some of them aren’t charging guests for the whole room if they are a single passenger, which is why the addition of studio cabins are so attractive. It’s becoming more common as this type of travel becomes more popular.

      We recommend giving your travel agent a call and they can supply you with specific price points based on the accommodations you want. Hope this helps!

  2. It’s about time the cruise ships
    Come up with a reasonable pay plan for the solo traveler!
    I may be more likely to take a few trips instead of trying to find people to go with. It is a welcoming idea! Finally!

    • We’re glad you’re excited, Laura! We’d love to hear your experience if you decide to take one of these cruises.

      -Happy Travels

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