Whenever readers ask me how I get the confidence to travel solo, I never really know where to start. After so many years (ten to be exact) travelling the world solo, going on solo adventures has become my new norm. In truth, travelling solo is my favourite way to travel. But that wasn’t always the case.
I too have been nervous to travel solo, but not for a long time. And if you’re wondering how to embark on your first solo trip in light of such nerves, you might want to consider a solo travel cruise, just like I did way back in my early days of solo travel.
It was about six years ago when I embarked on my first solo cruise. In fact, it was the first cruise I had ever been on period. I had never even considered going on a cruise until that point, because I had naively written them off as a retiree’s way to travel. That’s right, I thought cruising was only for older people. How wrong I was!
Why you should consider a Solo Travel Cruise
As it turns out, cruising has become one of my favourite ways to see the world. Especially as a solo female traveler, you can’t always guarantee you will feel safe and welcomed in every country. In some countries, it is culturally unacceptable to be a female wandering around alone. And yet, I was determined to see these countries and experience these cultural differences first hand – so I decided to embark on a cruise. But not just any cruise, a solo cruise for one.
The first cruise I ever went on departed from Dubai and explored more hidden parts of the Middle East. Aside from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I hadn’t explored much of the region because I was nervous to do so alone.
The cruise explored parts of Oman and Qatar, two countries I knew very little about. And as I soon came to learn, it wasn’t entirely normal for