The Joys of Solo TravelImagine yourself sailing across the open sea, the wind in your hair, and the invigorating smell of the salt spray enlivening all of your senses! You are the master and commander of your own adventure - beholden to no one else’s fancies or schedules. Have you any idea how freeing that is? First time solo travelers often fear that they’ll feel bored or lonely, but on the contrary, there is more than enough entertainment on a cruise for even the most spirited partier, and the right amount of low-key events for the introverted set.
Cruise lines frequent mixers and parties, and also provide dining opportunities to allow cruisers to meet one another. Furthermore, with myriad group activities in which to take part, there’s no way that a friendly passenger would experience difficulty meeting friends or companions.
When you want to get away from it all, it’s easy to opt for the solitude of your cabin’s balcony, or soak up some relaxation at the spa. Likewise, you can spend time swimming, lounging, window shopping, or taking in a film at the onboard cinema without even having to speak to another person (if you so choose).
Fares for single cruisersSolo cruising has a bad rap for being significantly more expensive than traveling with mates, however, in recent years, cruise lines have begun to rectify this problem because they recognise the growing demands from single travelers. Some cruise lines, such as Holland America, Norwegian Cruise lines, Azamara, Silversea, Crystal, P&O UK, Royal Caribbean and Cunard are slowly beginning to add single-occupancy cabins to their new builds and retrofit them onto older ships during upgrades.
While you’re still bound to pay more than if you were sharing a cabin, you may luck out with a discounted price on a “solo supplement”. If solo prices really are beyond your reach but you still want to go, consider reaching out to fellow cruisers in cruise enthusiast groups, you may be able to find a cruise buddy. Explore your options - you deserve the holiday of a lifetime in the best company possible… your own!
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