Explore The World As A Single Traveler With These Single-Friendly Cruises
By Kelsey Marie
In a world full of baecations, #couplegoals, and memes about traveling the world with the person you love, being a single traveler can be, well, quite daunting. If you desire a solo-dolo vacation sans the pressures of society, going on a cruise is ideal. You may even meet your future bae!
Colleen McDaniel, the editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic tells Travel + Leisure: “One of the benefits to sailing as a single is cruises are generally social. That’s how they’re designed. If you are somebody who is comfortable traveling by yourself and looks to make new friends on vacation, there is no shortage of people who you are going to meet.”
There are cruises that host parties for its single passengers and have single cabins, making it an all-around positive travel experience.
Here are the best cruises for singles:
The Danube Flow On U River Cruises
Starting at $1,999 per person, this cruise comes with a hefty price tag but is totally worth it. Included are a walking tour of Vienna and a palace tour. Wake up to a morning yoga class and spend your days at the rooftop lounge. This cruise line was built with millennials in mind and is sure not to disappoint.
Galapagos Southern Loop On Celebrity Xpedition
Here’s your opportunity to tour one of the best summer destinations: The Galapagos Islands. On this cruise, you’ll be able to spot sea lions and sea turtles as well as learning about wildlife from certified naturalists at the Galapagos National Park. Spend your nights relaxing in the onboard hot tub and possibly connecting with fellow single travelers. This cruise starts at $5,757 per person.
Cities Of Light On Viking River Cruises
This 12-day cruise takes you to some of the best cities in Europe. Included is a complimentary excursion in every port. Explore castles in Germany, Prague and take in the beautiful views of Paris. This cruise starts at $2,999 per person.
79-Day Grand Africa Voyage On Holland America Ms. Amsterdam
Ok, so a 79-day cruise may not be realistic for most peoples lifestyles, but if you’re a digital nomad, it could be a great change of environment for work. The cruise departs from Boston and returns to Florida. During the voyage, you’ll visit more than a dozen African countries, some European countries, and the Middle East. This cruise starts at $13,299 per person but allows you to travel to many countries without the hassle of keeping up with your luggage.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie