Solo travel: treat yourself to a cruise | Ponant Magazine
Treating yourself to a cruise is no longer reserved for couples or families. The sense of freedom, the comforting and friendly setting for memorable encounters, including with yourself… The advantages are endless for those who travel alone.


Treating yourself to a cruise is no longer reserved for couples or families. The sense of freedom, the comforting and friendly setting for memorable encounters, including with yourself… The advantages are endless for those who travel alone.


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Set off with peace of mind

Travelling alone requires a certain sense of organisation, and a generous dose of energy! Booking for each stopover hotel, internal transport, local visits and more. So many steps that rest solely on your shoulders. Why not save some time while keeping your spirits light ? By choosing the cruise, you only have one booking to make to enjoy numerous destinations. And rest assured that if something goes awry, you will not be alone. For women who set sail unaccompanied, it can be comforting to be a part of a group trip and to have rewarding encounters. The Canary Islands, Indonesia or Fiji are safe approved destinations. So, put your suitcases down just one time and enjoy the trip wholeheartedly!

2.
A trip without add-ons

Today, price is no longer an obstacle standing in the way of a solo cruise. If you book in advance, you will find several offers with favourable rates: single cabins, shared cabins or personal double cabins without surcharge – luxury! Explore the Caribbean, Polynesia or the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan while enjoying the same comfort and services as other cruisers.

3.
The luxury of choosing to be alone

Taking part in a solo cruise does not mean suffering the agony of loneliness or of boredom. Between the beauty of the landscapes that pass before your eyes, the contemplation of the sea and the activities and get-togethers offered, you will have so many things to discover! And in addition to your freedom to come and go as you please, you have the chance to shut yourself away when you feel the need to do so, without the risk of causing offence or being misunderstood. A luxury that is more difficult to allow yourself whilst on a family or friends holiday.

4.
The chance to socialise

If you are looking for company, you will not stay alone for very long. Some people prefer this type of travel precisely because it allows you to easily form new friendships. At dinner, by getting to know the people sitting on your table, at the buffet by approaching other lone travellers, during themed get-togethers and the group excursions by forging links based on your affinities. Furthermore, not having any obligations or programmes to keep to creates a certain serenity perfect for memorable encounters and the unexpected.

5.
(Re)find yourself

There is nothing like the rolling waves and endless horizon to help you relax! To choose a pleasant way to travel, take things slow and learn how to get lost in thought once again, take to the sea. The perfect way to tear loose from the passing time that stifles our daily lives. Going on a cruise alone can also be a chance to reflect, to get back to yourself and the important things. Within the silence and faced with the immensity of the oceans, the imagination can wander, surprising thoughts rise to the surface and faraway emotions set free. A memorable setting for exploring unexpected aspects of yourself.


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