A solo swell on the high seas

The idea of cruising solo could excite some, but for others it sends a shudder down their spine. There’s such divided views on sailing the high seas alone, but this is all about to change with new concept cruising for solos. Right now, cruising is booming and in Australia, more than ever. You just have to check out the number of cruise groups on Facebook to know that there’s something big going on with cruising. And there seems no end to its fanfare and excitement.

What’s in a Cruise for Solos? Amongst all this fuss and chatter about cruising, you have to wonder how it works out for solos on a cruise. The high single supplements, the prospect of dining alone each night, or even worse, not finding some like-minded company to join you along the way. You may be someone who’s great with your own company and seeking the solitude, but for most, the prospect of chancing every day and every night alone means you miss out and don’t cruise. And, Now for the Game Changer The traditional idea of cruising solo is all about to change, with the announcement of Cruise Circle for Solos, a first ever for Australian cruising; where you cruise solo but not alone. Cruise Circle for Solos finds the balance between the independence of cruising solo, with all the freedoms that you get from cruising alone, with options to be part of an instant group of solos on board. And, there’s other major benefits too, that until now haven’t been an option for solos. As part of the new concept groups, there’s the choice of pre departure group contact, finding your circle of solos before you even board. Plus, if you are happy to share, a cruise cabin matching option (same gender only), so you can book at the twin share rate and avoid hefty single supplements. The new concept cruise groups have launched with an impressive line-up of the Royal Caribbean International sailings out of Sydney plus a few repositioning options. Encounter Travel, the leading Australian solo travel specialist has previewed the selection of cruises in the Facebook group Cruise Circle for Solos.

Written by Justine Waddington, founder of Encounter Travel, the tour and cruise specialist travel company for solo travellers. She is also the author of The Solo Traveller’s Compass, How to Travel Solo but Not Alone (www.justinewaddington.com)

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