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Why solo cruises are great!

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Why solo cruises are great!

A solo cruise doesn’t have to mean that you can’t have double the fun! Travelling alone can be a liberating and exciting experience where you can meet people during your adventure, both offshore and on board! You can go where you like and can take your time while soaking up whatever local highlights your destinations have to offer. Travelling alone is also the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people to explore with and can really help you disconnect from normal life for complete relaxation. If you’re tempted by the idea of a solo cruise, here are a few more reasons why we think they are brilliant:

Book your perfect cruise

There’s nothing better than having a holiday that’s tailored to your exact needs and tastes. No more having to decide between a group what the best thing to do is, or being held back by other people. Go ahead and do what you want, when you want! There are plenty of cruise communities and reviews available, so make sure you do plenty of research and you’ll be at the fjords of Norway or snorkelling in the Bahamas sooner than you can say Piña Colada.

Boredom is just a seven letter word

During the day you can indulge in sight-seeing, pool games, hit the spa or improve your golf swing! Or, if you feel like having a whirl on the dance floor in the evening, then take advantage of the line of dance hosts waiting to boogie the night away with you for some foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, Viennese Waltz or whatever your toes may desire.

Balmoral Spa

Eat, drink and be merry!

There’s food for all tastes on cruises and since you’re on holiday, and on your own to boot, you can eat and drink whenever you feel like it! Holidays are all about indulgence and relaxation, so don’t be holding back! Dress up for some fine dining in the evening or sit down in the restaurant and order up a feast. Get there early if you want to try out the buffets and try out some hands-on workshops or guided culinary themed sightseeing.

Black Watch, drinks out on deck

Discover more about yourself

Sometimes it takes a trip like a solo cruise to discover things about ourselves that we might have not known previously. For some, taking the plunge and travelling alone might seem daunting, but as cruises have a structure to how things go, most of the inherent risk that comes with travelling is all but gone. You might discover that you actually have a thirst for travel and adventure.

So, there are just a few reasons why solo cruises are super – if the idea is tempting but you aren't sure of what to expect, check out our New to Cruising page. If you’re good to go, visit our singles cruises page to get started.

By Evie Williams.





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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom