You have made the decision to cruise alone!! Today travelling and cruising alone has been made so much easier and affordable and incredibly lots of fun! So many new, exotic and exciting destinations and cruise ships to choose from.
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The liberation of a solo cruise, and not having to be responsible for anyone’s pleasure but your own, allows you to appreciate the experience on an entirely different level than when you’re with a friend, spouse or family member. How often are you able to make your our own vacation choices, able to amble and contemplate life on your own terms?
There is a subtle difference between being a solo cruiser and a single cruiser. While single cruisers tend to want to find others with whom to congregate, those who choose to cruise solo should be comfortable with the concept that they are responsible for their own good time, whatever path that takes. “Travel alone and see things from a different point of view”
In many ways, cruising is an ideal getaway for solo travelers. A number of cruise lines welcome singles with receptions and welcome cocktail parties with hosts and hostesses who mingle and dance with clients. Cocktail parties and receptions are usually held early on in the cruise. Some cruise lines feature “gentlemen” dance hosts onboard so women traveling alone don’t feel like wallflowers when the band strikes up. With themed cruises on the rise, solo travelers can choose to book onto group sailings targeting singles.
Cruising and River cruising companies have made significant changes of late. Recently, several cruise lines have retrofitted some of their existing cabins to accommodate solo travelers and have included single cabins into new ship designs. For example Royal Caribbean (RCI ) Oasis of the Seas and the brand new and Oviation of Seas (Nov 2015) and Quantum of the Seas feature single cabins.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has led the way for ocean-going lines, with 250 of what it calls studio accommodations—especially priced for solo traveller—on four of its ships, including 128 studios on the Norwegian Epic. The Norwegian Escape will have 82 studios when it launches in October 2015. The Lounge features a daily gathering, as well as complimentary coffee, espresso and snacks throughout the day.
Cruise lines with solo cabins include Quark Expeditions who offers 25 solo cabins on its newest vessel the Ocean Endeavour. Cunard offer single cabins on their cruise liners Queen Mary, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Holland America Line (HAL) takes it a step further with its Single Partners Program, which features activities like cocktail parties, games, exercise and dance classes, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, and trivia contests. Other cruise lines include AmaWaterways, Costa Cruises, American Cruise Lines and Tauck.