Best Cruises for Singles Over 40

Mediterranean singles cruises over 40




Cruises are a fantastic way for single travelers to explore a multitude of destinations, all during one trip. Enjoy the convenience of having an itinerary and accommodations planned for you.

The cruise ship conveniently serves as your home base while you venture out to uncover a variety of new experiences. Choose from a short 3-day voyage to the Caribbean, take an in-depth 30-day world cruise, or many of the options in between! 

During a solo cruise, relish in the flexibility of engaging in activities at your own pace. Whether you’re looking to relax in your room, take a dip in the pool, join a group cooking class, enjoy the freedom to leisurely experience all the unique offerings.  

Cruises provide single travelers with plenty of opportunity to mingle and meet new people via shared common areas, group classes, and group excursions. The best cruises for singles over 40 feature a vast array of onboard entertainment, lively group activities, as well as room to unwind and enjoy solitude. 

Royal Caribbean

From their private island of CocoCay in the Bahamas, to the immaculate turquoise waters and medieval architecture by the Mediterranean, Royal Caribbean’s vast cruise line sails to over 270 destinations in 72 countries.

The exciting onboard group activities provide an excellent opportunity for single travelers to socialize and connect with others! Join an energetic latin dance class, take part in a sushi-making class, stop by the energetic pool party, or try a ballroom or hip-hop dance class. 

From fascinating Broadway shows to relaxing lounges, the endless entertainment options will keep solo travelers busy and provide a lively environment for those looking to mingle! Additionally, admire the stunning view at the Solarium, an adults-only pool and lounge area located right at the front of every Royal Caribbean ship.



Princess Cruises overs voyages to over 380 destinations, sailing to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Australia & New Zealand, and much more.

Uncover the magnificent fjords and explore natural waterfalls on a journey to Iceland and Norway, or visit iconic highlights and historic charm on a voyage to Canada and New England.

While en-route to your destination, single travelers have an abundance of activities to stay entertained. Enlighten your taste buds with a culinary demonstration or wine tasting session. Relax by the pool, unwind in the hot tub, or join a salsa dancing class or energetic Zumba class.

Stop by the Lotus Spa for a tranquil massage, or visit The Sanctuary, an adults-only lounge on the top deck featuring plenty of relaxation space and refreshing beverages.


Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages focuses on vibrant and fun journeys primarily to Europe and the Caribbean. The cruise line is designed specifically for adults-only, meaning no more water slides, or water parks, as the activities offered will be more adult-friendly.

With plenty of group fitness classes to choose from, take a relaxing group yoga or a riveting spin class, where you get a workout in while having the opportunity to mingle with others.

Their unique entertainment options include a circus-like production based on Romeo and Juliet, an electric dance party, and a late-night cabaret performance.

Choose from either their “Solo Insider” or “Solo Sea View” cabins which are designed specifically for single travelers, offering a cozy space with high-tech mood lighting.


Norwegian Cruise Line

With voyages to various fascinating destinations, sail to the tropical climate of the Caribbean, or voyage through the glaciers and wildlife in Antartica. 

Norwegian offers a variety of solo cabins across various ships. The Norwegian Epic ship in particular, features a whopping 128 solo cabins. These studio cabins provide the perk of offering exclusive access to the Studio Complex and Lounge, a shared social area where solo travelers can grab a drink, order room service, and meet fellow guests. 

During the journey, choose from a variety of amenities and entertainment. At Howl at the Moon, sing-along with the crowd at this buzzing dueling piano show. Visit the Spice H20 top deck, a dedicated adults-only space where you can lounge in the sun and take in the spectacular ocean view.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s vibrant atmosphere and abundance of solo-friendly rooms make them one of the best cruises for singles over 40.


Holland America Line

Holland America Line offers more than 500 cruises to at least 98 countries worldwide. Sail to the idyllic Greek Isles, or the remarkable Great Barrier Reef down in Australia, and many more spectacular destinations. 

The many group classes and activities offered on the ship are a great way for single travelers to stay entertained, with the bonus of a social setting. Indulge in a tasty culinary experience through their cooking demonstrations and wine tastings, or join fun Team Trivia contests. 

While those in their 40’s may find that they’re on the younger end of the age spectrum for this cruise line, it’s an ideal option for solo travelers interested in a quieter environment. Keep an eye out for solo cabins, which are offered on the Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam ships. 


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