Best Cruises for Singles in their 20's and 30's

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Cruises offer the benefit of visiting multiple cities, all while basking in the entertaining activities that are on board during the journey. Take a dip on the rooftop pool, join an exquisite cooking class, or try a thrilling salsa class. The entertainment options are endless, with numerous activities that are ideal for single travelers in their 20’s and 30’s. 

Cruises also provide the opportunity to connect and meet other individuals in a social environment. While there are an array of daytime activities and group classes optimal for solo travelers, it doesn’t just end there! Various cruise lines offer exciting late-night entertainment with plenty of room to mingle, such as night clubs, dance classes, concerts, and live theater. 

When you reach the shore, choose from a variety of group excursions, where you can explore a new city with fellow guests, or venture off solo to do some sightseeing. Keep reading below to see the best cruises for singles in their 20’s and 30’s.


Carnival Cruises has popular voyages to the Caribbean, as well as journeys to many other destinations such as Bermuda, Hawaii, and Europe. It’s a moderately-priced option with a wide array of amenities suited to a younger demographic. 

Learn the tricks and trades of the kitchen, as you watch and taste-test as a team of chefs prepare delectable meals during a cooking demonstration. Meet other guests while getting a workout in through a fun game of volleyball! Or take a jog on the upper-deck track, with a stunning view and ocean air. 

Once the sun sets, single travelers can choose from a variety of evening social activities! Stop by the White Hot Night party, a themed dance party where all guests are dressed to impress in white. Take part in the mega deck party, where the ocean breeze and stars surround you, or test your skills with the mixologist competition, where you can concoct a specialty drink. 


Norwegian Cruise Line

With its carefree atmosphere and popularity amongst guests in their 20’s and 30’s, Norwegian Cruise Line is one of the best cruises for singles that desire a lively environment.

Choose from an array of great itineraries, such as a journey to the tropical climates of the Caribbean or take a scenic voyage across the Mediterranean.

Stop by Howl at the Moon to get a dose of excitement and entertainment at this lively dueling piano show. For those looking to dance, head to the Bliss Ultra Lounge, where a vibrant nightclub awaits, to step on deck to join one of the many themed parties.

Not only does Norwegian offer solo cabins on select ships, guests that book the studio cabins have exclusive access to the Studio Complex and Lounge. In this shared social space, single travelers can grab a drink, order room service, and mingle with others. 


Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean sails to plenty of fascinating destinations, with onboard amenities that offer a bit of everything! During the day, choose from a solid collection of group classes, such as sushi-making, and salsa dancing, where single travelers can experience a new hobby in a lively group atmosphere. 

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets. If you’re feeling bold, step on stage at the Spotlight Karaoke lounge. Enjoy a late-night lounge by the pool. Giving you a dose of island vibes, grab a drink by the Lime and Coconut Bar, surrounded by the energetic atmosphere of DJ’s, live music, and fellow travelers to mingle with. 

Catch a Broadway musical, with performances of popular shows such as Grease, Mamma Mia, and Cats. With a multitude of exciting itineraries to choose from, keep an eye out for solo cabins that are available on select cruise ships.


U River Cruises by Uniworld

If you’re looking for a luxury atmosphere engulfed with a rich cultural experience, a boutique river cruise is an excellent option. Offering a more intimate experience, river cruises are smaller and provide a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other solo travelers. 

Catered towards a younger demographic, U River Cruises offers lively onboard activities such as Mixology classes and themed dance parties at the U Lounge. 

Join the paint + wine night at the top deck of the ship, to capture stunning scenery while creating an artistic masterpiece. When you’re ready to rejuvenate, join a rooftop yoga session. 

With journeys through Europe, sail through the spectacular Danube river or the mesmerizing Rhine river. Along the journey, admire the historic landmarks and stunning backdrop of various cities such as Vienna and Amsterdam.


Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages cruises are adults-only, and focuses on journeys to the Caribbean and Europe. Providing a combination of vibrant late-night entertainment and relaxing daytime activities, Virgin Voyages is a great option for those in their 20’s and 30’s seeking a dynamic solo cruise experience.

Virgin Voyage features unique amenities that aren’t commonly found on other cruise lines. Their highlights include their onboard fitness programs, featuring outdoor boxing, sunrise yoga, and meditation. These are all great options to get a workout in while having the potential to meet others. 

For solo travelers interested in evening entertainment, catch an interactive theater performance at the Red Room, visit The Groupie for a karaoke and gaming lounge, or venture to The Manor nightclub for an energetic dance party. 

The cruise line offers a selection of “Solo Insider” and “Solo Sea View” rooms, which are ideal for single travelers. 


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