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Last updated 09 November 2023

Solo Travel for Women

Solo Travel for Women

You’re already one step closer to your next adventure if you’ve ended up here! Travelling is a rewarding experience that shouldn’t be passed up because you’re embarking on the journey by yourself, and a cruise is a great trip to take solo!

Travelling alone for the first time can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Whilst first time jitters are sometimes inevitable, there are many reasons why women should go on a solo trip at least once. So, let’s go through them!

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Why women should go on a solo trip

The world’s a big place begging to be discovered, and travelling broadens your horizons. When you travel solo, you’ve accomplished more than you realise. Experience self-discovery, enjoy personal empowerment, improve your self-confidence and meet new people. From taking chances to enriching your mental health, this is done by you for you, and what a rewarding feeling that is!

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Best ways to travel solo as a woman

Whether you’re ready to sink into the sand with a cocktail in hand, or take on an active adventure, there are a plethora of options available.


A great first step into solo travel is joining a cruise. We often say that solo travellers are never solo for long! Small ship cruising offers an intimate experience giving you plenty of opportunities to mingle with other travellers onboard. Sail Croatia provides a number of different cruise experiences from luxury, active, partying and more, to suit every type of traveller.

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Watch content creator Travel for Phoebe’s solo travel journey onboard Sail Croatia! This anecdotal experience is a great insight into what you can expect when you cruise with Sail Croatia as a solo traveller - specifically on our Explorer Cruise.


Safety is the highest importance when travelling solo and there are a number of factors to consider.

Time of year

Whether you’re heading to a tropical paradise, or trekking through the Everglades, it’s always a good idea to look into the tourism time of that destination.

When travelling solo we would recommend you travel during the tourist season as there will be more fellow travellers to meet and more tours being offered, which can give you a greater level of security. We offer cruises from Spring through to Autumn, with peak season falling between July and August. If you’re looking for buzzing towns and summery days, these are the months for you.

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Private Transfers

Private Transfers are a great and stress-free way to arrive at your destination. Take it easy knowing that this is all pre-organised allowing you to reach your location securely and hassle-free.

Single Supplements

Many organisations offer solo travellers the option to upgrade to full privacy which can be very reassuring for first-time globetrotters. If you’re not quite ready to start sharing spaces with other travellers, this is one to consider.

Sail Croatia offers Single Supplements to our solo nomads who can rest assured they have a cabin to themselves.

(If this isn’t feasible, solo travellers also have the option to share their cabin with another like-minded traveller of the same sex at no additional charge!)

Is Croatia safe?

Short answer – yes!

Croatia places 15th in the Global Peace Index’s safest country in the world, outranking both the UK (37th) and USA (131st)! According to various travel advisory websites, Croatia has very low levels of crime and simply recommend exercising normal safety precautions including being aware of petty theft and local scams.

Croatia was also ranked the second safest European country when walking alone at night, only just behind Slovenia.

One of the great things about joining a cruise is being able to meet fellow travellers onboard where you’ll often explore as a tight-knit group which can be very reassuring for solo travellers!

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Reviews are also a great way to get an insight into the experience you’re looking for. Find first-hand accounts and get a feel of what you can expect from other travellers. Look into websites such as TripAdvisor who share their experiences with the travel community.

It is always important to do your research before any travel plans, however the benefits of solo travel are something to be excited for! Inspire yourself and others when you take that trip independently, and be rewarded with a lifetime of incredible memories.