The Benefits of Cruising Solo

Posted March 11th, 2015

It’s not always possible to find someone to join you on a cruise to another part of the world. And – if we’re being completely honest with ourselves – sometimes we just appreciate the freedom and flexibility of being able to just hop aboard a cruise ship and sail off into the sunset all by ourselves. If you’re thinking about cruising solo, but you’re unsure if it’s really for you, read on. Here are three benefits of hitting the open seas and visiting some new places on your lonesome.

1. Meet New People And Make New Friends

Travelling solo on a cruise will force you to make an effort to meet new people, and, hopefully, make some new friends. Visiting new exotic places with your fellow passengers, and catching a show or two with a couple of other cruise-goers from different parts of the world, will certainly bring you all closer together. Instead of always having dinner with the same person or people – as you would when travelling with your partner, family or friends – you’ll be able to literally share a meal with a new person every night. True, it may be a little nerve racking in the beginning to break the ice. But trust us: most people want to make a new friend, and most are simply too shy to make the first move.


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2. Complete Freedom

Let’s face the facts: travelling with another person (or group of people) spells compromise for you. It’s unlikely that everyone is going to agree 100% of the time on where to go, what to see, and what to do once you’ve all arrived at a new destination. No doubt you’ll have to sacrifice going somewhere, or seeing something that really interests you. And you may just find yourself resenting your travelling partner(s) when you do. But this isn’t so when travelling on your own. As a solo cruise passenger, you’ll have complete freedom to choose where to go, what to see, and what to do. It really doesn’t get any better than that!


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3. Increase Your Self-Confidence

There’s something immensely satisfying about travelling on your own and relying on no one other than yourself to get from A to B. To know that you can handle whatever life throws at you on a cruise to another part of the world is definitely a real confidence booster. And the fact that you can walk up to a bunch of strangers, introduce yourself, and arrange to have dinner with some newfound friends, is certainly enough to make you feel much better about yourself. If you’ve never been in this situation, you may just surprise yourself and pleasantly so!


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If you think cruising solo is right for you and can’t wait to get started on your adventure, then contact us on 1300 954 661 today. We’ll be able to help you choose the right cruise itinerary, make a booking and provide you with some tips on solo travel!

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