Best Cruises for Single Seniors

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Cruises offer the opportunity for  senior solo travelers to visit a multitude of destinations all during one trip! Unpack your bags just once as you make the cozy cruise ship your home base while exploring new cities. 

From cooking workshops, to wine tastings, to fitness classes, and many more, the onboard group activities will keep single senior travelers entertained and provide a great social atmosphere to meet fellow guests.  

When traveling by yourself, take advantage of the flexibility to eat at the restaurants of your choice, and spend time exploring all the amenities on your own schedule. Perhaps you’re looking to unwind and do a bit of reading, or join a class where you can learn a new hobby in a fun group setting. Read on below for the best cruises for single seniors!


This luxury cruise line provides voyages through the Baltics, the Mediterranean, Alaska, and many more. Take a journey across the deep blue ocean on a Transatlantic crossing, or see the breathtaking fjords on a voyage through Norway. 

Choose from a myriad of short and sweet getaways, or embark on a months-long voyage on a world cruise. 

Single seniors will have plenty of time to both unwind and participate in social activities. Visit the spa for a calming hot stone massage or attend the masquerade ball for a lively evening. Take part in the afternoon tea session, where you can relax with your favourite cut of tea, and enjoy array of delicious scones.

Cunard also offers a selection of single-occupancy cabins across their fleet, with the majority of these Britannia Single staterooms offering a spectacular ocean view. 


Holland America Line 

Holland America features itineraries that traverse through all 7 continents. Sail towards Brazil’s lush Amazon rainforest, or explore the glacial ice fields on a voyage to Antartica. Journey through the Greek Isles for crystal clear waters and picturesque scenery. 

Holland America features a myriad of entertainment options to keep senior single travelers busy! Live entertainment and group classes also provide the perfect environment to mingle with others. 

Venture over to the Lincoln Center Stage to watch a live music performance, ranging from classical to contemporary, or try an indoor cycling fitness class. For a culinary adventure, join the live cooking demonstration where you can add a new recipe to your collection, or attend a food + wine tasting. 

An added bonus for solo travelers is that Holland America Line offers a selection of single-occupancy cabins on their Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendem ships.



With Celebrity Cruises, senior solo travelers can choose from a diverse mix of destinations, including a sail down-under to the great Barrier Reef in Australia, a voyage to the sandy beaches in the Caribbean, or a journey through the vast mountain ranges to Alaska. 

Many onboard activities are available to keep single seniors entertained, including plenty of group classes. Try your hand at the hot glass class, where you’ll learn glassblowing techniques to create a stunning art piece with molten glass. Take a stroll through the art galleries, filled with contemporary and classic pieces. 

With an endless selection of entertainment, select from an artistic performance from the American Ballet Theatre, a captivating live jazz concert, and many more. Celebrity also offers a selection of single cabins on their Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex ships, making them one of the best cruises for single seniors. 



Silversea Cruises sails to over 900 destinations, featuring luxury accommodations and an intimate onboard experience. Try a world cruise, providing the ultimate global travel experience where you can sit back and experience the voyage to 14 different countries. 

Embark on an Asia cruise and experience a cultural adventure as you sail through Vietnam, Singapore or Japan. Or take a Grand Voyage cruise where you can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the beauty of Africa & Arabia. 

Silversea’s all-inclusive cruises offer comfort and luxury, with an abundance of activities for single travelers. The cruise line also offers Gentleman Hosts that are available to accompany solo travelers as a dance partner or dinner companion.

While onboard, join a group fitness class, relax in the sauna, or enjoy a seaweed body wrap at the spa. Silverea’s elegant amenities and top-notch activities make them one of the best cruises for single seniors desiring a luxury all-inclusive experience.


AMA Waterways

AMA Waterways’ magnificent river cruises will sail you down serene rivers with majestic views of the surrounding landscape and nature. See rolling hills, lush greenery, and historic villages as you navigate the waters. 

Culinary enthusiasts will enjoy sailing through revered wine region of Porto, tasting the sweetness of the Portuguese tart, and vast farmland by the Douro River Valley on a river cruise through Portugal and Spain.

Or set sail down the enchanting Danube river and catch a glimpse of the charming villages, majestic castles, and spectacular scenery as you sail through Hungary and Austria. 

Upon reaching the shore, enjoy a guided walking tour to uncover the history and culture of the region, or leisurely wander and admire the scenery at your own pace. The cocktail hour, and small group excursions provide an excellent opportunity for single seniors to meet and share the experience alongside fellow guests.


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