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10 Great Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

10 Great Cruise Companies for Solo Travelers
(Photo: Cruise ship via Shutterstock)

People travel alone for all sorts of reasons. Yes, many solo travelers are single. But many simply want to be able to come home to their spouse and children, renewed, after a relaxing break. Some want to do something fun while their partner is away on business, or if the kids are at summer camp or have flown the nest. Others simply like going it alone. There doesn’t have to be a reason, really, to book a trip all for yourself.

Cruises, though, have historically been the hardest way to travel alone—the punishing but nearly ubiquitous single supplement charge tends to push a cruise right out of most people’s budget. Plus, the fact that many cruise ships are packed with rambunctious families or couples (who seem to forget that they’ve got a room) can make the prospect of being partner-less among these passengers seem nauseating. But floating on the high seas, cocktail in hand, with convenient stops at the world’s most beautiful places, is still an activity worth pursuing alone. Here are 10 cruise companies that get that.

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