Picking the right type of holiday for solo travelers can be tricky. Consider the social aspects – who will you meet, and how easy is it for you to integrate with others?
Aside from this, there’s the more obvious choice of the scenery and countries at hand. Organised river cruises take you through some of the world’s best with a boatload of like-minded people, and are therefore perfect for unaccompanied females looking for a new experience. Here’s why…
You’ll get to know the crew
River cruise vessels are small, and carry far fewer passengers than other ships. This makes for a far more intimate service for everyone involved, from the bar staff to the tour guides themselves. Waiters will quickly learn your preferences, so you can concentrate on getting friendly with your fellow passengers.
After-dinner entertainment. On-board bars. Bespoke excursions at every port. These ventures make making friends simple, putting a strong emphasis on a type of fun which brings out the extrovert in everyone! It’s common for females to travel alone, so if you choose to, you won’t be the only one after a companion to enjoy a bottle of wine and luxury meal with.
Meet kindred spirits
Regardless of which route you choose, you’ll be sailing along waterways alongside those who have similar tastes in travel to you. Are you swung by the art galleries of Eastern Europe? Or do you prefer Portugal’s luscious shores and one-of-a-kind architecture? Explore exciting riverside cities and towns with your new buddies, or wander around at your own pace before heading back to the ship to replenish and get ready to do it all over again.
…in a place where safety is first
Above all else, cruise companies value your safety. Itineraries are designed with your needs first, taking you to far out locations which you’d rarely have the chance to visit otherwise. You’ll see them at their best, with people who know them best. After all, you wouldn’t be taken anywhere which isn’t safe, so rest assured that you can enjoy your getaway in a safe and secure fashion.
There’s plenty of space
Everyone loves a spacious cabin. At the end of the day, you want somewhere where you can kick back and unwind in comfortable surroundings. Gone are the stereotypes of pokey rooms and tiny porthole windows. Now you can sit on your balcony sipping on a cold drink before retreating into a large room comprising a double bed, flat screen TV and all the other fanciful facilities you’d want on holiday.
…and you can meet people before you even set sail!
There are numerous online forums dedicated to getting you in touch fellow passengers. Why not take a browse and see the type of clientele you’ll be sharing the journey with? People often don’t know what – or who – to expect on river cruises, and these message boards are ideal for helping you gauge what they hold in store.
On top of the social benefits, river cruises are a thrilling way to experience new countries and cultures. Cruises are a great way to travel. With that all in mind, where will your next cruise take you?