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Top Singles Cruises Recommendations

12 Jul 2016 | by Ian McAleavy
Updated January 2019

Cruising single can be one of the best holidays you’ll ever have. With just your own mind to make up you can enjoy freedom of choice for where you sail, when you sail and on which ship you sail.

You can also decide on the pace of your holiday with plenty of options for a completely relaxing cruise or an active adventure with lots to see and do.

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or happy going it alone, there are plenty of options on a cruise holiday to suit both situations. Organised activities and single cruiser mixers make perfect opportunities to socialise and make new friends; whilst quiet areas, single occupancy cabins and spas make ‘me-time’ enjoyable.

So if a solo cruise is on your mind but you’re not sure where to begin, take a look at some of our favourite cruise lines that have a lot of love for singles.

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Pullmantur Sea Dates

Pullmantur have teamed up with Ourtime (part of to create a cruise especially for singles to mix and mingle.

Aimed at like-minded, over-50s from mainly the UK, France, Germany and Spain, thispopular event is a great mix of lively international atmosphere and chilled-out sightseeing trip. Activities are aimed at meeting fellow guests and getting to see some fantastic destinations in Barcelona, Toulon and Sete on this 3-night adventure.

Sailing onboard Pullmantur Sovereign, this is a brilliant option for those looking to meet new people and really have some fun. In the price of your onboard experience you receive all-inclusive premium branded drinks, excellent international gastronomy and plenty of hosted activities such as discos, karaoke and ice-breakers, as well as plenty of time to relax.

If you’re looking for an international singles cruise holiday in the sun, along with culture and cuisine, this is the singles cruise sailing for you!

Crystal Cruises

Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises caters for all and that includes solo cruisers. Assigned dining, organised socials and the all-important low single supplement make Crystal a popular choice amongst single cruise guests. Assigned dining means that single guests can dine at the same venue each night with the same diners who will more than likely be other solo cruise guests.

Gentlemen hosts are onboard for dance partnership, whilst other social activities include language lessons, lectures and more.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Line

Single cruisers interested in sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Line won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer. Single pairings for dinner are available as well as companionship on shore. Gentlemen hosts are onboard for those in need of a dancing partner and exclusive solo mixers allow single cruise guests to meet each other at sea. Fred Olsen also provide a good selection of single cabins with no single supplement.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Front runners for Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line are all about giving you the choice to do what you want, when you want during your cruise. This of course applies to single cruisers too and Norwegian Cruise Line have single cruise guests needs in mind from start to finish.

Single cabins are stylish and spacious measuring 100 sqft with a full size bed and flat screen TV. Located in close proximity to the exclusive solo cruiser Studio Bar and Lounge, you are guaranteed to meet other single cruisers during your stay.

Activities onboard include daily hosted gatherings in the Studio Lounge, dance classes, workshops and more.

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Holland America Line

Classic and affordable luxury cruise line, Holland America Line is known for its dedication to solo cruisers. With a Single Partners Program, Holland America Line can match up solo cruisers with same-sex companions to cruise with if they so wish.

For those happy and wanting to sail solo, there are also plenty of reasons to choose Holland America. Solo cabins onboard newest ship Koningsdam are all Oceanview and spacious. Single cruisers have the option to dine with other solo guests and are invited to join in with activities such as single mixers, workshops, classes and so on. Gentlemen dancing hosts are onboard for some longer sailings.


Single cruisers need never feel alone onboard with Cunard. The traditional cruising atmosphere sets a social scene making everyone feel welcome. Dining is a delight with single guests having the opportunity to make new friends with other solo cruisers. Activities such as lectures, cocktail parties, coffee mornings and dancing keep all types of guests entertained during their cruise.

The recently remastered Queen Mary 2 now boasts 15 new single cabins featuring an elegant décor, single bed, seating area and desk.

Cunard also make it easy for cruise guests to bring their pets onboard meaning solo cruisers can bring their four legged friends away with them.

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