The Best Cruises for Single Seniors

If you are a single senior who would love to take a cruise, but hesitate simply because you don’t want to travel alone, there are many options for you. Enjoy your golden years with a cruise designated for single seniors. Cruising for singles over 50 offers a host of benefits, from planned itineraries to discounts on rates. So pack your bags, these cruises will have you living life to the fullest.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Voted Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers 5 years in a row by Porthole Magazine, Norwegian was the first cruise line to build studio staterooms and common areas specifically for single travelers. If you prefer a standard stateroom, as opposed to the studio, the cruise line also offers Solo Cruiser Discounts, with reduced single supplements for regular staterooms on select sailings. Stop by the nightly Friends of Dorothy happy hour or the staff-hosted ship bar crawl, geared specifically to single travelers, and meet plenty of new friends.


One of the best options for single travelers, Silversea goes above and beyond to accommodate those sailing solo. Single supplements start at only 10% above the cruise line’s Silver Privilege Fares on select sailings. A champagne Welcome Reception is the perfect way to mingle with other solo travelers, and if you’re skeptical about showing up on the dance floor alone, there are Gentleman Hosts available as dance partners and even dinner companions. One of our favorite perks on Silversea is the all-inclusive fares creating a stress-free and seamless experience. Silversea includes everything from personalized butler service to fine wine and spirits.

Holland America

With 40 activities geared towards solo travelers; Holland America turns your singles trip into a first-class vacation with new friends.  Each ship hosts a Solo Travelers party for singles, mixers, cocktail parties, line dance class, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations. On longer cruises, 30 days or more, Social Hosts invite single women to dinner and dancing. Alternatively, if you prefer to be seated with other singles, put in an advance request. Holland America also offers the opportunity to share a stateroom with another same-sex guest and pay per person, double occupancy rate. If you want a private room, double staterooms are available at a discount on select ships.

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