Solo travelers

Your own beautifully appointed stateroom, a round-the-clock program of activities to dip into, and countless opportunities to socialize with your fellow guests. There’s much to love about cruising solo with Cunard.

The solo traveler experience

Whether you’re looking to recharge your batteries or come away with a host of new friends, a solo cruise is a perfect vacation to take by yourself. Even at sea, no two days are the same. You’ll find complimentary activities to enjoy throughout your ship, including coffee mornings and drinks receptions specifically for solo travelers. Dining at a shared table with other cruise guests is also an option (as is eating alone if you prefer) and on port days you’ll be free to explore ashore independently, with other solo cruisers, or as part of an organized Shore Experience with a small group of your fellow Cunard guests.

Staterooms for solo cruisers

24-hour room service, complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries, and a bottle of sparkling wine. When it comes to your home away from home onboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, or Queen Elizabeth, you'll love our spacious single staterooms, with a wealth of luxury flourishes to enhance your time at sea. Please note, if booking your voyage online through, single fares will only appear once you select your stateroom grade (either Britannia Inside or Britannia Oceanview) and the number of guests sailing.

While we’re sure you’ll find our solo staterooms meet all your needs and more, you also have the option to book a Britannia double stateroom for a single supplement, should you prefer a little more space.

Solo traveler cruise dining

One of the joys of cruising solo with Cunard is the spectrum of cuisines you’ll encounter on board, the majority of which are included in your fare. You’ll find signature dishes on each of our menus, inspired by the destinations in which our ships sail. And, while we’ll always keep a table reserved for you in your main restaurant, the choice of where and when to eat is entirely yours – as is the option to eat alone or with your fellow travelers. Simply let our front-of-house team know whenever you’re in the mood for company and we’ll happily accommodate you at a shared table.

How formal (or informal) you choose to be at mealtimes is also your prerogative. Our ships offer a range of dining styles, from a la carte restaurants and a self-service buffet to gastro pub classics and alfresco deck grills. Between 3.30-4.30 pm each day you’ll be invited to indulge in finger sandwiches, patisserie, and our signature Cunard scones as part of our Afternoon Tea service. The midnight buffet, open from 11.30 pm, offers warm cocoa and cookies to help you wind down for the night. And if you wake up feeling peckish, our 24-hour complimentary room service is always on call.

Solo traveler cruise activities

If there’s one thing you can guarantee sailing as a solo guest with Cunard, it’s that you’ll never struggle to fill your time. While port calls give you a chance to take in the sights ashore, on board the entertainment never stops flowing. Each day you’ll receive a Daily Program delivered to your stateroom that outlines the activities and events taking place throughout your ship. This includes many opportunities to connect with other travelers, such as dedicated coffee meetups and cocktail receptions, or by taking part in group activities such as dance classes and team quizzes.

As part of our activities program, you’ll find entertainment including theater adapted from London’s West End, stand-up comedy, guest speakers, and music from the likes of live orchestras, jazz ensembles, and late-night DJs. Daily Insights talks from notable guest speakers are yet another complimentary activity you can enjoy on board, while each of our ships features a casino, an art gallery, a fully equipped gym, and a choice of pools and whirlpools to use at your leisure. There’s even a library if you run out of reading material and Mareel Spa if you feel like rejuvenating with an ocean-inspired treatment.

Top spots for solo travelers on board

From spending time with other guests to enjoying quiet moments of contemplation, a solo cruise offers the perfect way to stay active, meet other vacationers, or just kick back and relax. Here are a handful of the destinations on board our ships that solo travelers may wish to seek out.

The Golden Lion

Serving up a lunchtime menu featuring fish & chips and our signature Ploughman’s (all included in your Cunard fare), this warm and welcoming gastropub is the perfect place to test your knowledge in a quiz, play a round of darts, or relax with a signature Cunard ale.

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With music from resident DJs across a range of genres, this popular nightclub, open until the last person leaves, attracts a late-night crowd long after our other bars have called time. If you’re in the mood for a dance, you’ll be in good company.

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The Queens Room

As elegant as the monarch she honors, The Queens Room is the heart and soul of your ship. While daytimes offer the likes of fencing lessons and professional dance classes, evenings bring the glamour of live music and an unparalleled sense of occasion.

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Offering all the glamour of Monte Carlo, our onboard casino welcomes novice game players and seasoned high rollers alike. Take a seat at a slot machine, enjoy a one-to-one lesson with a private croupier, and indulge in one of our signature martinis.

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Mareel Wellness & Beauty

With a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, and relaxation room, our Mareel Spa is an oasis of calm at sea. Book a day pass and enjoy a healthy lunch or treat yourself with a sumptuous signature massage, inspired by the oceans our ships sail in.

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Illuminations Planetarium

This stunning planetarium (the only one of its kind in our fleet) is a must-visit for solo travelers on Queen Mary 2. Lie back in your seat and turn your attention skywards as the constellations of our universe reveal themselves in realistic detail.

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Frequently asked questions for solo cruisers

Planning your voyage

What to pack

Cunard cruises never go out of style. Read our useful tips on what to wear on board by day and by night, and some helpful destination guides to help you prepare the perfect suitcase.

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What's included

A Cunard cruise fare covers a world of options and experiences, from well-appointed accommodations to fine dining, fabulous entertainment and outstanding service.

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New to cruising

For first-time cruisers, Cunard is a perfect choice, with three exceptional ships, vibrant destinations and a myriad of activities included in the cruise fare. Discover the unique world of Cunard and learn more.

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