Three for Tuesday: Something a bit different for solo cruisers

Three for Tuesday: Something a bit different for solo cruisers

Not decided on whether you want a bit of sun or to see something incredible? Want both? Or do you just want an experience of a lifetime? That’s not too much to ask for now, is it?

These three voyages are for those who are prepared to think a little outside the box. For those that have the time, money and inclination, some cruise lines offer up segments of a world cruise – just in case you aren’t able to commit to over 100-days at sea.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK 2015 guide, we would like to introduce our new weekly Three for Tuesday feature, which gives you three cruise options to choose from. This week it’s ex-UK trips for solo cruisers who say ‘just surprise me’.

You can read more in our Ex-UK guide, here:


Strictly cruises

Line: P&O Cruises
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: June 20, 2015
Destination: Strictly Come Dancing
Duration: 14 nights
Ship: Azura
Price: From £2,240

Yes that’s right: a Strictly Come Dancing-themed cruise – and one that features famous faces from the BBC’s flagship ballroom programme too.

Samba, rumba and waltz with your favourite stars – all onboard P&O’s beautiful Azura, on a cruise through the Baltic. Calls will include Bruges, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn. This is certainly one to

Irish adventure

Line: Crystal Cruises
Departure port: Dover
Departure date: June 28, 2015
Destination: Beyond the Irish Sea
Duration: Ten days
Ship: Crystal Symphony
Price: From £4,449
 Solo cruisers

Crystal Cruises pairs a voyage with calls at Cornwall, Waterford, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast and Heimaey with a call to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Certainly not your typical sailing, this voyage has
that little bit extra to make it something really worth talking about.

Plus, with overnight stays in both Dublin and Reykjavik, it’s the cruise that keeps on giving

The Mediterranean

Line: Swan Hellenic
Departure port: Portsmouth
Departure date: July 21, 2015
Destination: Mediterranean
Duration: 30 days
Ship: Minerva
Price: £3,690


Solo cruisers
This summer sailing onboard All Leisure Group’s Minerva is something a little special.

Titled ‘Grand Island Vistas’ the ship departs Portsmouth and heads south to Rome. En route the cruise will call at Guernsey, La Coruna, Malaga, Tangier, Sardinia, Nice, Livorno, among many destinations.

And, with the ship benefiting from single occupancy accommodation, you will have even more reason to love it.

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