Senior Singles cruises are a great way for more mature adults to meet future partners, or simply to make friendships and enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled break. Cruises are popular with seniors, as passengers can do as much or as little as they want, from simply enjoying the great food and drink onboard and the stunning views sliding by the deck, to taking part in the range of onboard activities that most cruise ships provide. Some senior singles cruises are themed, around faith—Christian singles cruises and Jewish singles cruises are options for any age—or around shared passions. Senior singles bridge cruises are especially popular, as the game proves an ideal way to meet new players and friends.
Most major cruise lines have singles cruises. However, the general multiple-age singles cruises tend to have 50 years of age as a cut-off point. Furthermore, senior passengers may not want to share their boat with rowdy college kids, or even with passengers who are a good deal younger than they are. For those wanting to stick with their own age group, many lines supply cruise packages and special itineraries for the single senior passenger looking for love, or companionship. Senior cruises offer entertainment tailored to their passenger's needs, such as musical shows, or games that don't require cruisers to be active. They also provide the added security of having a doctor on board who is more likely to be readily available than on other ships carrying passengers of all ages. Many cruise lines also offer dining options for those on a diet, or who are just trying to keep healthy. Most lines offering senior singles cruises are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs, as long as you notify your travel agent or tell the cruise line directly.
Crystal Cruises are a popular provider of senior singles cruises. Their cruises for seniors offer acclaimed enrichment programs, inviting cruisers to try language or music lessons, or to hear talks from world-famous lecturers and celebrities. For those looking for a mid-range cruise line, Celebrity offers singles cruises for all ages over 30. Their Mercury ship departs from Vancouver, British Columbia, and sails around Alaska on a week-long itinerary, while their Xpedition voyager offers a longer ten-day Galapagos Island cruise. Their Century ship, meanwhile, sails the Caribbean.
Those who remember ship life as it once was in a more formal era, might want to try Holland America. This premium cruise line places emphasis on ship traditions, such as formal attire on occasions, fresh flowers throughout the vessel, and dinner announced by chime.
Of all the themed cruises available, senior singles bridge cruises are among the most popular. Crystal has two ships well-known for offering bridge-themed cruises: Symphony and the Serenity. Bridge celebrities Roberta and Arnold Salob host programs on the ships that invite passengers to play bridge every day, while cruising to some of the most spectacular and scenic corners of the globe. Itineraries include the Arctic, the Baltic and the Mexican Riviera. Those looking for senior singles bridge cruises should also try the Voyages of Discovery cruise line. Each ship has a designated Bridge Room, and games take place at eight every evening, accompanied by seminars on how to improve your game.