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Average age of solo cruisers

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51 now but have been solo travelling and solo cruising since I was 15. 

 

I don't think age is relevant. It's a lifestyle choice.

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I'm booked for a solo cruise this year to celebrate turning 60. I've been traveling solo for almost 20 years with quite a few solo cruises under my belt. I think cruising solo is a great way to dip your toe into the water (so to speak) of solo travel. There are many opportunities to socialize (or not), there is built-in entertainment, and I've always felt safe and comfortable with the excursions available. At 40, I was on my own for the first time in my life.  With my increasing confidence, I traveled solo to England for 10 days, spent time at resorts in Mexico, took 2 weeks to explore Oahu, and took many trips (plane and driving) around the United States. I have friends that I've known for years because I met them while traveling solo. So, to the OP, MY average age just keeps getting older. :)

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Have my 3rd solo cruise booked in a few weeks for a 67 birthday, and another in the Fall (widow).  Our family had cruised frequently for many years when the kids were growing up.  I decided I didn't want to stop having vacations, and cruises are my go-to for the easiest & most comfortable way to travel.  Since I've been to all of the ports already,  now I just enjoy the sun, the ocean, meeting a few people & reading.

 

One of my kids (early 30s) isn't married and sometimes travels solo.  While he's taken a girlfriend on a cruise,  he actually prefers adventures...such as renting cars & driving around Iceland and Scotland with no itinerary.  He's accompanied me to Ireland and Greece, and cringed about getting on a tour bus.  Different strokes for different folks...LOL.       

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I was 39 when I went on my first solo cruise.  I'm now in my mid-40's and still go solo.  I did cruise a few times with others but I like the freedom of doing my own thing.  I am an introvert so it has made me come out of my shell around new people.

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On my October Solo cruise on Breakaway I was 58 and the average age of those showing up at the lounge was right about my age or may end a little higher. 

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I will be doing my first solo cruise at 56.  Nervous and excited at the same time.  I love meeting people and always enjoying meeting people, but I can be shy at first until I warm up.

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Did my first solo cruise at 40, very mixed age range on that one, from early 20s upwards. My 2 subsequent cruises skewed a bit older but everyone was young at heart! There are people in the studio cabins aren’t necessarily solo, adult kids or a grandparent wanting space from the rest of their family so you won’t necessarily see them at the solo meet-ups or just occasionally. 

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I did my first solo cruise at 52, I wish I started earlier. I have one planned for May 9th, but I’m pretty sure that one will get canceled though. I have 2 planned for 2021.

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On 1/18/2020 at 11:42 AM, BJs mom said:

Not that it matters but just curious what ages most solo cruisers are. 

 

Pat

I'm interested in this as well as a late-20s male considering his first solo cruise

 

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1 hour ago, DanielLL said:

I'm interested in this as well as a late-20s male considering his first solo cruise

 

From the replies I've gotten, on 7 day or longer there's mostly middle age and older but on 3 to 5 days definitely younger crowd.  But on all cruises  you will find a  mix.

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Thanks! The two cruises I've taken were 9 and 14 days, so I was thinking of doing something in that range. But I'm also wondering/aware of it being a different experience solo, so maybe a shorter cruise would be OK. I'd probably want at least a week though to make it worth the flight times.

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Daniel LL, why not consider a SINGLES cruise.  I know a female who met her future husband who as it turns out lived very close to where she did.  Quincy

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