Going on a cruise alone? Here are some tips to make it fun

If you are thinking of going on a cruise as a solo traveller then this article is for you. Whether you are going on the cruise for a well-deserved rest or to meet new people, these tips will ensure that you have a fantastic trip.


As a solo traveller, you make the rules. You decide when and what you want to eat, what time you go to bed, what time you wake up and how active you want to be during the cruise.

Take A Class

This is a great way to meet other like-minded people, while at the same time learning a new skill. There are a variety of classes from cooking to wine tasting and dancing, so get stuck in and discover an exciting hobby.

Go Ashore

Booking shore excursions will give you the opportunity to visit and learn about new places and their culture. You can go with a group or if you prefer to enjoy it alone, take a private tour.

Befriend The Bartender

Getting to know the bartender is good for a solo traveller for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they are a hive of information about the destinations you are going to, they can tell you where to go if you want to have a look around the less touristy areas as well as good local places to eat. A friendly bartender will also make sure you are not interrupted if you just want to relax and people watch.


Sitting at a table with a bunch of strangers may not be high on your list of fun things to do. If you would rather eat alone, you can have room service or ask the staff if there is a small table where you can enjoy your meal.

If, on the other hand, you want to socialise, meal times are the perfect opportunity. Sharing food and interesting conversation can lead to singing karaoke or dancing all night long with your new found friends.