Cruises for Solo Travellers

Your own cabin, a variety of activities and experiences and countless opportunities to meet other guests. There's so much to love cruising solo with us.

Why cruise by yourself?

Whether you’re looking to recharge your batteries or come away with a host of new friends, a solo cruise is a perfect holiday to take by yourself. Even at sea, no two days are the same. You’ll find complimentary activities to enjoy throughout your ship, including coffee mornings and drinks receptions specifically for solo travellers.


A solo cruise is a perfect holiday to take by yourself.


Your time on board

Once on board, you’ll find everything that makes a P&O Cruises holiday… friendly service, I-want-it-all menus, pools and spas, buzzing atriums, theatres and live music, endless ocean views.

Your accommodation

We offer single cabins, or if you'd like more space, we can offer a bigger room to make your travels extra special. When you stay in our cabins, you’ll have all the luxuries that are needed to make your solo travel a home away from home. There is also a room service menu for you to enjoy as you relax in your cabin. Along with a comfy bed, ample wardrobe space, a fully stocked chargeable mini-bar and an en-suite bathroom, all cabins come with a little magic in the form of your own cabin steward (and butler in Suites), to keep everything in ship shape.

Dine your way

Dining on a shared table with other cruise guests is an option (as is eating alone if you prefer). If you fancy a bite to eat in your cabin, you’ve a mouth-watering room service menu to choose from... meals, desserts, snacks and drinks, all prepared with care and delivered with a smile. From healthy to decadent, from hearty to delicate, there’s a menu and a venue for every mood. Keen to dress up for a meal in a chic setting? Prefer to pick up a freshly made snack while sunbathing by the pool? The choice is all yours.

There's so much to do

If you love to make friends while on board, we’re pleased to say guests travelling alone are welcome to join others for dining and all hosted activities such as workshops, and dance classes. Each of our ships features a casino, a theatre, live music, a fully equipped gym, and a choice of pools and whirlpools to use at your leisure. There’s even a library if you run out of reading material and our Oasis Spa if you feel like rejuvenating with an ocean-inspired treatment.


Solo travelling: A liberating experience.


Your time ashore

On port days you’ll be free to explore ashore independently, with other solo cruisers, or as part of an organised shore experience with a small group of your fellow P&O Cruises guests. You will make lots of new friends, with plenty of other solo cruisers to meet.

Join a shore experience

To help you get to the heart of each destination, we offer a huge range of shore experiences, ideal for solo travellers. From once-in-a-lifetime adventures to personalised and accessible experiences that help you explore the places you want to see most – we offer a variety of tried and tested activities, with something for everyone. Our on-board Shore Experiences team offer a wealth of knowledge to help you choose.

Explore independently

Discover every destination, your way. Whether you want to fill your days with adventure or relaxation, the choice is all yours. You'll have local recommendations at your fingertips thanks to our new digital port guides (sent by email before your holiday). They're packed full of information and tips for all of the destinations on your itinerary – saving you time researching before you go!


Travelling alone might just be the best thing you ever do.


Top reasons to cruise on your own

1. Good for the soul

Travelling on your own is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and relish some time for yourself. Escape your everyday and discover a whole new world.

2. Making friends

If you love to meet like-minded people, our welcoming and secure ships are the perfect place to do it. Guests travelling alone can join others for dining as well as our fun hosted activities. You may even build some lifelong friendships.

3. Freedom

Travelling by yourself means you’re free to adventure as you please, at your own pace. There’s no need to compromise when travelling alone – you can do as much or as little as you like.

4. Meet the locals

When exploring ashore, chatting to the locals can help you learn more about the destination you’re in. You never know what they might teach you.

5. Explore authentically

You’ll be able to get to the heart of each destination when you travel alone. By being present in the moment you can really connect with the world around you.

6. Our friendly crew

With our friendly crew you’ll always have someone to talk to. Our welcoming crew members are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

7. Shore experiences

If you prefer to explore with others, you’ll have ready-made friends in the groups of guests who choose to go on shore experiences. Led by local experts, discover another side to your destinations.

Frequently asked questions for solo cruisers