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Fancy joining a singles cruise but not sure which one to choose? Here’s our roundup of the very best singles cruises in Europe, which are perfect for first-timers.
1. Grand Baltic Cities & St Petersburg, CMV Columbus
25th July and 12th September 2020
The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden
14 or 15 nights (depending on the departure date)
Tick seven European countries off your bucket list on this singles cruise. Taking in each country’s major cities, with stops at Copenhagen, St Petersburg and Stockholm amongst many others, this long cruise is a great way of exploring the culture rich cities of the Baltics.
On top of all meals, this cruise also includes an overnight stay at a hotel before you board the ship, with dinner and breakfast included. On board Cruise and Maritime’s Columbus, days at sea are filled with a wide variety of activities, including traditional deck games, swimming in outside pools and beauty salon treatments.
2. Western Mediterranean, Norwegian Epic
28th June, 26th July, 11th October 2020
Italy, Spain and France
This all inclusive week-long cruise starting in Barcelona is a great way to explore the jewels of the Mediterranean.
Visit the beautiful city of Naples, spend a day in Rome, go celebrity spotting in Cannes, and stop off on the Spanish island of Mallorca. With two departures in the summer, sun-seekers will love this opportunity to explore cultural cities and seaside towns with the sun on their back.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic ship offers Studio Staterooms and a Studio Lounge designed especially for single travellers, making this singles cruise the perfect place to board solo and make new friends along the way!
3. Land of the Northern Lights to Norway, CMV Magellan
19th February 2020
The Netherlands and Norway
Cruise Norway during February – the prime time to spot the spectacular Northern Lights – and explore this Nordic country’s beautiful coastline.
Over two unforgettable weeks, venture high above the Arctic Circle, calling at the icy cities of Ålesund, Tromsø, Trondheim and Bergen amongst others, trying your hands at wintry experiences along the way.
On board Magellan, while away your days in the pool, spa and fitness centre, or take part in activities, deck games and educational lectures. And at night, when you’re not keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights, enjoy a production show, relax to music in one of the lounges or dance the night away.
4. Amsterdam & Antwerp Bank Holiday Weekend, CMV Columbus
28th August 2020
The Netherlands and Belgium
This short mini cruise is a great introduction to cruising for anyone who’s embarking on a singles cruise for the first time.
Visit two European cities over three days during the summer, discovering Amsterdam’s museums, cheese and windmills, and Antwerp’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, sculpted streets and delicious Belgian chocolates!
Recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins on Columbus have been allocated for solo travellers, making this the perfect cruise for singles.
5. Greek Isles and Italy, Norwegian Getaway
27th May 2020
Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro
Discover some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque and iconic destinations on this cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, embarking from Rome.
Calling at the Greek islands of Santorini, Corfu and Mykonos, this cruise will also introduce you to the offbeat country of Montenegro and the historical city of Dubrovnik, while also stopping off at a handful of Italy’s most iconic sights.
On top of all meals throughout the cruise, this itinerary also includes an overnight stay at a hotel before you board Norwegian Getaway, with dinner and breakfast included.
6. Spain, Portugal and Morocco, CMV Magellan
4th August 2020
Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Morocco
Mouth-watering variety is the key word for this thrilling cruise as you discover the diversity, scenery, charm and ambience of Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Departing from Liverpool, you’ll first call at the Irish gem of Dublin before heading south to La Coruña, Cadiz and Gibraltar. The Moroccan cities of Casablanca and Marrakech are next on the map, closely followed by a day in Lisbon – the capital of Portugal.