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Last updated 21 July 2022

Singles Cruises for over 40’s

Singles Cruises for over 40’s

If you’re looking to set sail on a solo adventure in your 40’s or 50’s, a cruise is a great option! We understand that travelling on your own can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be!

We’re here to help you take the plunge and dive into travelling solo. Come on in, the water is warm!

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Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

As opposed to many other forms of solo travel, cruising on your own is a social experience, bringing with it the chance to make lifelong friends onboard! Plenty of solo travellers book a cruising holiday - in fact, 22% of Sail Croatia’s bookings each year are made by solo travellers!

After all, they’re a great way to meet other solo cruisers and like-minded travellers!

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40s Traveller

Make Life-long Friends

Many cruise ships are designed to facilitate social interaction onboard, and this is even more prevalent on small ship cruises. Think laid-back bars ideal for chatting over a cocktail, wide open decks and spacious dining salons that are perfect for a shared meal. Many ships will also have a Tour Manager onboard who is solely responsible for social interaction and ensuring everyone onboard is having a wonderful time!

Is there anything worse than dining on your own for every meal as a solo traveller? Cue small ship cruising! Shared meals are a great way to make friends, giving you the option to sit at different tables during meal times, getting to know a variety of travellers over breakfast or lunch!

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40s Traveller

Get Adventurous

As a solo traveller, we’ll bet that you’re looking for an adventurous way to get the most out of your vacation! Setting sail on a cruise is the perfect option for solo travellers, as they often offer a variety of optional excursions which allow you to immerse yourself in your destination. Luxury Croatia cruises offer everything from zip-lining to wine tasting, kayaking and even bungee jumping! Not only is taking part in optional excursions a great way to get your adrenaline pumping, it’s also an effortless way to meet like-minded travellers!

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

Relax on a Hassle-free Holiday

There’s enough to organise when you’re setting sail solo without having to take care of accommodation and transport as well! A cruise is a great choice for solo travellers as all the planning is done for you!

Pick the itinerary that suits you best and once onboard all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Croatia! Oh, and did we mention that you only need to unpack your suitcase once in 7 days?!

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

Best Singles Cruise for over 40’s

There are plenty of cruise options for singles over 40! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, a heart pumping adventure or a social cruise designed to meet other travellers, we have a cruise for almost every solo traveller!

Below are our top cruise recommendations for singles over 40.

Explorer Cruise

The ideal cruise for travellers that are ‘young at heart’. This cruise is the perfect combination of exploring, socialising and relaxing, and attracts guests between the ages of 25 and 60.

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

Elegance Cruise

Elegance Cruises set sail exclusively on the best luxury small ships in the Sail Croatia fleet. These cruises cater to mature travellers that are looking for a luxury cruising experience.

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

Active Cruises

If you’re more of an active traveller, a Cycle Cruise or Hike Cruise might be of interest! These cruises explore the best of Croatia on two wheels or two feet, combining hiking or cycling with cruising along the Dalmatian coast, attracting travellers between the ages of 25 and 70.

Benefits of Cruising Solo as an Over 40’s Traveller

Planning to Cruise Solo

Planning is an important part of any trip! So, when deciding to set sail solo, there’s a few things you need to take into consideration!


A flight comparison tool such as Skyscanner is a great way to find the cheapest flights to and from your destination.

Wherever possible, try to arrive at your destination during the day, as it's always a little easier to get your bearings during daylight hours!


Safety is an important element when travelling solo. It’s always a good idea to do your research and make sure that there are no obvious dangers in the destination you're travelling to as a solo traveller.

If you’re feeling unsure, there are steps you can take to make arriving in a foreign destination stress free, such as sharing your travel plans with friends and family, pre-booking your accommodation and booking private transfers to take you directly from the airport to your hotel!

Booking a Cruise

When booking a cruise as a solo traveller, try to find companies that offer reviews from other solo travellers and find a cruise provider that doesn’t charge you more to sail solo. Your cruise operator will be an expert in the area they operate in, so lean on them for destination specific advice and resources to help you plan your trip!