Travel Tips April 09, 2018
6 Reasons Why Taking A Cruise By Yourself Is Actually A Great Idea
Most people think of cruises as group adventures. They’re something you do with your sweetheart or family, right? Not necessarily. There are some major perks to taking a solo cruise. Here are a few reasons you should consider booking a single ticket for your next voyage.
1. You get a whole (cheaper) cabin to yourself.
Ships have to maximize efficiency, which means that a cabin won’t be as spacious as a similarly priced hotel room. All the more reason to book a trip by yourself and enjoy having all that space to yourself, rather than quarreling with cabin-mates over who gets to use the precious bedside outlet or take the first shower. Plus, solo cabins are usually cheaper.
2. You can live by your own schedule.
No early morning wake-up calls to make the shuttle to those ruins your family wants to see but you couldn’t care less about. No one is waiting around for you if you want to stay up until 3 a.m. or take a leisurely stroll around the port before dinner. Your time is your own. Embrace your inner night owl or afternoon nap tendencies.
3. You can be as social as you want.
If you want to make a bunch of new vacation friends, you can do that. If, however, you want to spend a few days tuning out the world and enjoy some solitude, that’s also an option. When you travel alone, you can be as social (or not) as you please.
4. Cruises have a great singles scene.
Despite what you might think, plenty of people on cruise ships are sailing solo either by choice or because their buddy backed out at the last minute. With bars, restaurants, clubs, and coffee lounges aplenty and nothing but time on your hands, meeting someone interesting is way easier than on land.
Once you’ve met that special someone, you have million interesting (and complimentary) date ideas at your disposal. Musicals, bumper cars, waterslides, spas, arcades and poolside lounging are all within walking distance. Plus, if you see someone cute in a crowd, you know the chances of bumping into them again are far greater on a cruise ship than a city.
5. You’re in charge of your day.
Feel like starting the day with a two-hour breakfast before lounging by the pool all afternoon? Go for it. Think an off-ship excursion to a llama farm is a cool idea? You can do that. When you’re cruising solo, you don’t have to take other people’s wants into consideration. It’s all about what you want to do.
6. Eat that second piece of cake with no judgement.
Or maybe even a third. You can go totally wild at the buffet without worrying about looking respectable. Mac and cheese for breakfast? Yes, please.
Being alone isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you on a cruise. Bad weather can spoil your plans as well, so check out
these fun things to do on a cruise when it rains.