The Singles Experience

Debunking the Singles Cruise Stereotypes


Singles who love to travel may have heard a few things about singles-oriented holidays and group singles cruises, but most of them probably don’t really know what to expect. Many people share common misperceptions about singles cruises that stop them from venturing onboard and experiencing a fun holiday. A singles cruise may not be for everyone, but it definitely IS a fun holiday option for solo travellers who want to meet new friends and explore new destinations together.

Some of the stereotypes include:

Singles cruises are just one big party at sea


While some cruisers do like to party, the majority of travellers are business professionals who want to take a break from their hectic lives and enjoy the new experiences a cruise holiday has to offer – only they don’t want to do it alone. Yes, there are parties and cocktail mixers onboard, but there are also a number of fun singles events that you can participate in that don’t involve alcohol such as dance lessons, board games, volleyball games and others. And don't forget about all the amazing onshore activities you can do!

Everyone onboard a singles cruise is searching for their soul mate

While some people are open to the idea of making a romantic connection with another cruiser, there are plenty of others who would like to meet new friends and people to travel with or simply just don’t want to travel alone. Many women in particular find joining a singles group for their holiday provides a safe way for them to travel on their own.

I’ll still find singles on a regular cruise

On a regular cruise, you might meet a few singles on the ship here and there, but you won't be part of a large group of unattached travellers all looking for new friends and companions to meet and enjoy their holiday with.

I won’t have anything in common with the other travellers

Most singles cruises have between 40-100 people in the group so you will meet travellers from all around the country and even around the world. The group members often start off by sharing at least one common interest – a passion for travel, people and trying new experiences.

I’m too shy for such a big group of singles

Events are led by a professional host and one of their jobs is too make it easy for shy people to join and get introduced to others. While most organised events attract a large number of singles, some of the more specialised activities may give you a chance to interact with a smaller group of singles.

I won’t meet anyone my age on a singles cruise

Singles from their thirties to their sixties join singles cruises, ensuring there will likely be a wide range of ages in your group. 

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