There are lots of reasons to travel on your own, from wanting to meet new people to simply needing some alone time. Solo travel on cruises has become increasingly popular, with many lines now offering dedicated single cabins (thereby eliminating the dreaded single supplement for a double room) or deeply discounted singles’ sales on select voyages. Once on board, there are plenty of activities geared to singles, from cocktail mixers to game nights, so you can be as social as you choose to be. Here are some of the top cruise lines catering to single travelers.
- Holland America Line
Koningsdsam, Holland America’s newest and largest ship, has a dozen cabins for single travelers. Additionally, if solo travelers would prefer a roommate, they can take advantage of the Single Partners Program, where they’re matched with a same-sex single to share a double. The cruise line also organizes welcome parties, as well as cocktail mixers and game night, for solo cruisers.