Updated: Dec 17, 2020
The idea of traveling alone might seem daunting. Who will you talk to during the day, and who are you going to have meals with are just a few of the questions that might come to mind when you think about solo travel. Luckily, cruises provide an answer to those questions. Cruises are designed to bring people together over shared experiences.
You can make your cruise experience as inclusive as you'd like with group excursions and pre-arranged dinner seatings. As a solo traveler, you'll quickly make fast friends, and you might be surprised at just how many other solo cruisers are on board.
Out of all the cruise options available, expedition cruises are undeniably the best choice for solo travelers. While adventure can mean something different depending on who you ask, chances are when you book an expedition cruise; you already have something in common with your fellow passengers. Whether that's cruising around Alaska, heading to Antarctica, or discovering the Norwegian fjords, chances are you are all seeking a non-traditional vacation. Having this in common with your fellow passengers before you even step onboard will make it easier to connect with people once you are underway.
Expedition cruises typically use smaller ships than ocean cruises, and smaller ships mean fewer passengers. Rather than walking around feeling like a small fish in a sea of family travelers, you will be able to get to know your fellow passengers. Having the opportunity to connect at sunset cocktails or during a kayaking excursion will make your trip that much more memorable. By the end of your cruise, you will be making plans to meet up in the lounge for drinks to plan your adventures for the next day.
When you book a cruise as a solo traveler, you will quickly realize that you are not the only one. You do not have to worry about third-wheeling a couple's honeymoon at dinner or joining in on someone's family reunion. Cruises have become increasingly popular amongst solo travelers, and the cruise directors have become experts at matching these people together. You will find yourself surrounded by other like-minded solo travelers at dinner and in your excursion groups, which will help to put you at ease!
Everyone should try solo travel at least once in their life. If you have ever considered it but are not sure how to start planning, contact me today!