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Cruise Holidays For Over 50s – Solo, Couples and Family

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A cruise holiday is a unique way to combine a multitude of experiences – both on land and on board. You may opt for an ocean cruise, river cruise or even an expedition cruise, but one thing is guaranteed and that’s an adventure of a lifetime.

While on board you’ll never be bored. Whether you choose a family-friendly ship or small ultra-luxury vessel each cruise offers an abundance of leisure facilities, activities, entertainment and shopping.

Cruise holidays for everyone

Solo Travellers

A cruise holiday is a great way to meet fellow singles and like-minded travellers. Many cruise lines offer single cabins, and host social events specifically for solo sailors.

Couples

See more of the world together on one trip, as you wake up each morning in a different destination ready to see the sights and savour new flavours.

Family

Family cruises are becoming more and more popular with newer ships designed to entertain all generations from children’s clubs to adult only hubs.

Groups

With so much variety on offer, a cruise holiday can truly please one and all. Social spaces on board are perfect for group gatherings.

Recommended destinations

Europe and The Mediterranean holds the top spot for UK cruise holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why with a staggering array of ports to explore.

Best for: Couples, Family, Groups, Solo Travellers

There’s so much more to the Caribbean than just beautiful beaches and a cruise takes you to the heart of capital cities and charming ports.

Best for: Couples, Family, Groups, Solo Travellers

A landscape of breathtaking beauty, Alaska is best appreciated from the waters. Witness icy fjords and glaciers before stopping to discover glorious National Parks.

Best for: Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers

“I prefer to cruise to places that are a challenge to visit otherwise, such as the Galapagos, Alaska. There’s a camaraderie onboard as explorers by day who then come together to share stories by night…”

Janet | Solo Traveller

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Over 50s Cruises

Ocean cruises for over 50s

Cruise holidays are a great way to see several destinations in one holiday. Ocean cruises, in particular, offer so many options.

river cruises for over 50s

A river cruise is an ideal holiday for the over 50s and 60s. Meander along the scenic waterways of Europe, Africa and Asia.

Expedition cruises for over 50s

Expedition cruises are a holiday unlike any other. Venture into territory which is rarely visited and only accessible by expedition ships. 

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Five stars for Balmoral

This was my first time cruising with Fred Olsen and I could immediately see why ‘Fred’ has such a loyal customer base. Pre departure

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Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.