Cruise lines for Solo Travellers

Ocean Cruising and River Cruising for the solo traveller

The liberation of a solo cruise and not having to be responsible for anyone’s pleasure but your own, allows you to appreciate the experience on an entirely different level than when you’re with a friend, spouse or family member. How often are you able to make your our own holiday choices, able to amble and contemplate life on your own terms? 

In many ways, cruising is an ideal getaway for the solo traveller. A number of cruise lines welcome solos and singles with receptions and welcome cocktail parties, usually held early on in the cruise, with hosts and hostesses who mingle with guests.  It is a great way to make new friends on your holiday.  You may even decide to do some day tour excursions together when visiting the various ports on your cruise. 

Cruise lines continue to introduce ways to make the solo traveller feel right at home.   Cunard feature “gentlemen” dance hosts on board so women travelling alone don’t feel like wallflowers when the band strikes up. 

With themed cruises on the rise, solo travellers can choose to book onto group sailings targeting solos and singles. 

Many cruise lines have revamped some of their existing cabins to accommodate solo and single travellers. 

Ocean cruising and river cruising is truly a great way to experience all the benefits of solo travel but still have the opportunity to form new friendships with other like minded travellers.

Cruise Lines for the Solo and Single Traveller:

Aurora Expeditions 

Aurora Expeditions offer a great matching service, so if you are willing to share, there is no single supplement. Or +50% surcharge 
if you would like your own cabin.

Azamara Club Cruises

If you’re traveling solo or simply prefer to have your own stateroom when cruising with friends, Azamara offers fantastic singles rates on select voyages. 
Singles pay the double occupancy fare plus 50%, which includes gratuities for housekeeping, dining, 
and bar staff. Your private stateroom is the perfect place to relax and unwind during your Azamara cruise.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is a brand of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Company and is a strong supporter of the Solo traveller, with offers ranging from no single supplement to +50% surcharge, often including free Wi-Fi and Onboard  credits up to $200. Celebrity Solo offers sell very fast.

Captain Cook Murray River Princess – South Australia 

Cruising has never been cheaper for solo travellers with Captain Cook Cruises offering a single surcharge between only 25%-30% on normal twin share prices, for all Murray Princess three, four and seven night cruises

Captain Cook Fiji

The most relaxing way to see a lot of Fiji is aboard a Captain Cook Cruises voyage. If you’re a solo traveller who’s shied away from cruising, it’s time to reconsider. In addition to being the most affordable and logistically realistic way to experience otherwise inaccessible locations, cruising is a very sociable style of travel. There is no single supplement on Captain Cook Fiji Cruises.

Chimu Adventures

The experts in South America and assist Solo travelers with set departures and giving you access to regions that maybe difficult to visit by yourself. You can join their exclusive Solo Traveller departure or you can pay a single supplement for your hotel room or ships cabin. If you’re interested in South America, please let us know so we offer you South American regional holidays.

Crystal Cruises 

Crystal Cruises offer single cabins on their Ocean cruises with 150% and 200% supplement. Crystal Expeditions will launch a new Expedition ship, Crystal Endeavour 200 guests in late 2019, so please check our website as its expected that this ship will have dedicated Solo cabins and therefore Solo fares.

Cunard Line 

Cunard Line offer single cabins on their cruise liners Queen Mary, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Cunard does try to accommodate passengers who wish to dine solo, but this depends on how full each voyage is. … 
Discounts Available – Cunard’s typical solo supplement is 200 percent for Queens and Princess Grills and 175 percent for inside, 
outside and balcony cabins.

Holland America

Holland America takes it a step further with its Single Partners Program, which features activities like cocktail parties, games, exercise and dance classes, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, and trivia contests.

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL have led the way with 250 of what it calls studio staterooms— priced for single & solo traveller—
 on its ships, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Breakaway and Pride of America. The Lounge features a daily gathering, as well as complimentary coffee, espresso and snacks throughout the day.

P & O UK Cruises

The world’s oldest cruise line offers port extensive European and Around World voyages for the intrepid traveler. Solo travelers are very welcome with numerous gatherings cocktail parties and a designated lounge. No Children Policy on most of their ships.


One of the leading Expedition cruise lines, Ponant has introduced, that the supplement for Solo usage of a double guest accommodation is waived on a number of their cruises especially when their early bird programs are released each year. 

Regent Seven Seas

Enjoy special Single Supplements starting at only 25% above the advertised per person fare on select voyages. Embark on a solo journey to discover the awe-inspiring wonders of Alaska to the history in Northern Europe to the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean to the iconic landmarks of Australia … the choice is yours.

Royal Caribbean International

Cruises are available across the globe. Oasis of the Seas, Ovation of Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas feature single staterooms. Private Balcony with single full size bed, full bathroom. No single supplement.


Luxury cruise line Seabourn offers intimate ships with a private club atmosphere. Seabourn offers 150% fares and 170% fares on selected sailings.Sophisticated solo travellers find the ease of an ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise combined with the care and consideration given to them on their intimate ships is the perfect way to travel and see the world.

Silversea Cruises

From time to time Silversea offer single privilege fares with no single supplement. Silversea is delighted to welcome solo travellers aboard our intimate ships with an exclusive selection of voyages offering Single Privilege Fares with no supplement added. Every voyage includes an exclusive welcome reception, making it easier to meet and mingle with other solo travellers. On select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are available as your dance partners and dinner companions. Silversea Cruises include butler service for every suite, wine and spirits served throughout the ship, complimentary gratuities, and so much more. Make new acquaintances while enjoying the all-inclusive lifestyle of Silversea and exploring the authentic beauty of the world.

Tauck River Cruises 

Tauck all-inclusive European river cruises consistently offer no single supplement in Category 1 cabins on all river cruises during their early bird periods.  You can save thousands on select river cruise departures.

Viking Ocean and River Cruises

A unique cruise line in that all the Viking Ocean and River Cruise ships have identical guest capacity, with a relaxed informal first class product, excursions are complimentary as are lunch/dinner beverages including beer and wine. Viking has a policy of no guests under 16 years old. Viking ships are the youngest fleet of any cruise line. Solo and your own single traveller cabins with reduced single supplement of 50% and 75% are available on selected voyages and we will advise you as soon as Solo cabins become available.

Read more about your ocean cruising options here and river cruising options here