Best European Cruise Destinations For Solo Travelers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Europe, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you love to travel solo? Or does the idea of going abroad alone make you feel anxious? The only way to know if travelling solo is for you is to give it a try. Many people say that solo travel opens your eyes much more than travelling in a group, and that being on your own pushes you to meet new people and try new things.

Do you agree?

One good way to get a feel for solo travelling is to take a solo cruise. This way you will have access to a range of destinations, you will have people to socialize on board with (if you want to), and you won’t have to haul your luggage around with you everywhere. Below we have put together a list of the best destinations in Europe for solo travellers.


Image by Wolfgang Staudt

Image by Wolfgang Staudt


Cultural, cosmopolitan Barcelona is one of Europe’s most lively and entertaining destinations, offering plenty of interest for the solo traveller. Whether you gravitate towards the architecture of Gaudi, the beachfront, or the boutique shops and market stalls along the city’s central boulevard Las Ramblas, this is a place of continual fascination.

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Image by Fjakone


This picture postcard city on the Adriatic is a must visit destination for anybody who loves Italy. Its sparkling waterways and gently sinking grandeur have attracted travellers for centuries and there is nowhere quite like it on the planet. As a solo traveller this is a great city to wander around, with a multitude of pretty churches, palaces and squares to explore. Piazza San Marco is a particular highlight and don’t forget to stop in for a Bellini or two at Harry’s Bar – just don’t miss the boat!

Image by Thomas Tolkien

Image by Thomas Tolkien

Canary Islands

Europe doesn’t get much hotter than the Canary Islands. These Spanish gems off the north west coast of Africa offer sun worshippers the perfect combination of heat, life and laziness. From the glamorous beaches of Tenerife to the quiet natural spectacles of La Gomera, there is something for everyone on these dazzling islands. You’ll find that most good European cruise operators take trips here – and they are usually excellent value for money. Find out more!

Greek Islands

Looking for a magical getaway to a land of ancient culture and heritage – then Greece could be for you! Along with impressive ruins, welcoming people and warm sunshine, Greece is bristling with stunning and inspiring landscapes. The Greek Islands combine the above with a convivial holiday atmosphere, making them a great place to relax in for a few weeks. Cruise operators will often have specialist Greek Island hopping packages for solo travellers, aboard small, intimate ships. The warm and social vibes in Greece will leave you wanting more.


This underrated pearl of the Adriatic is just waiting to be explored by inquisitive travellers. The historic cities of Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split are fantastic destinations in their own right, so a cruise down the coast in which you get to see all of them is a wonderful idea. Don’t miss the fabulous Croatian beaches either!

Shout out to all the solo travellers! Have you ever been on a cruise and do you have any recommendations for European stop offs?

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