Kerry adds: “In many ways, cruising is an ideal getaway for solo travellers.
A cruise is an ideal way to visit many destinations in one trip, and several cruise lines welcome singles with receptions, usually held early on in the cruise, that allow them to meet other solo passengers.
“Today, solo cruisers can expect tailored activity programmes, dedicated cocktail parties for mingling, and dining companions hand-picked for compatibility. There are also lots of other opportunities to be sociable and learn something new – in classes, seminars and on shore excursions.”
One such cruise line paving the way for solo travel is Emerald Waterways, who recently announced they would be abolishing the single supplement.
The river cruise specialist offered a deal which could save travellers up to 2,760 per person.
Travellers will be allowed to pay their portion of the twin-share price, yet still enjoy single occupancy.
“As the vessels are smaller, solo travellers tend to lean towards river cruises, finding them more comfortable and easier places to meet and interact with a like-minded individual,” says Colette.
“Potential passengers will also be drawn to those ships that have tailor-made solo travel experiences, whether it’s designated dinners, dances or cocktail parties.”
However, passengers hoping to snap up a single room may have to ask fast, as rooms can sell out quickly.
Indeed, this is still a theme amongst most cruise lines. Though they are expanding their options for single travellers, often it is at a limited capacity.
However, plenty are expanding this offering.