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#1
Northampton
23 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
This will be my first time going solo , and my first time on a Cunard ship. Just wanted to know if there are many solo travelers or is this a very much couples line. Wanted to do this trip for the formal nights and the destination. This was my dream holiday , but I have times when I think have I done the right thing. So if anyone has done a solo trip on Cunard , or is going on the QV May 5th it would be nice to get some feed back.
Sue
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#2
At Sea
5,286 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by smeeville
This will be my first time going solo , and my first time on a Cunard ship. Just wanted to know if there are many solo travelers or is this a very much couples line. Wanted to do this trip for the formal nights and the destination. This was my dream holiday , but I have times when I think have I done the right thing. So if anyone has done a solo trip on Cunard , or is going on the QV May 5th it would be nice to get some feed back.
Sue
Hi smeeville/Sue, very quickly,

I think that Cunard is very suitable for singles, ask to be placed at a larger (6 or 8 person) table. I know others will wish to add to this, but my advice would be to stop being concerned, you have definitely "done the right thing"

All best wishes, Happy Sailings!
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#3
Chicago - United States
66 Posts
Joined May 2014
I completed a solo QM2 crossing in September and had similar concerns pre-trip. Much wasted energy for nothing! My table was a mix of solos and couples and we clicked well. I met people at bars and lectures and strolling the promenade deck. And I found the right balance of "me" alone time, too.

No need to be concerned- you'll have a great time!!


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#4
Milton Keynes, UK
627 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Don't worry. Plenty of solo travellers on board. Each sea day there is a hosted coffee morning where you can meet other solos. Only a rough guess, but from my experience with Cunard, I'd say that about 10% of the passengers are solos. I cruise as a solo and haven't found any line apart from Celebrity to be unfriendly towards a solo traveller.
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#5
Virginia
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Joined Aug 2011
When I did the World Voyage in 2014, 18% of the people doing the full WV were solo! I was at a table for 10 and we were all solos. I only went to one of the morning get togethers (just not my thing) but I often passed by them and there were always a good number of people present.
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New York City
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Joined Nov 2006
Hello,
I did my first solo Cunard cruise on QV when she was brand new for her first Panama Canal transit in 2008. I joined the roll call on here and then met several new friends on the cruise that I still keep in touch with. It was also the first leg of the world cruise that year. They assigned me to a small table of 3 other solos and as Pepper said a larger table would have been more to my liking. Enjoyed it though and had a great time on that cruise. Plus it began with fireworks in NY Harbor ( the first 3 Queens in NY celebration) WOW! I have done about 7 more solo cruises on Cunard since then. Have 2 more scheduled for 2018 although my friend will be in the cabin next door. We managed to get Single ocean view cabins on QM2 for a B2B.

Denise
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#7
Northampton
23 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Thank you all for your replies , they have put my mind at rest . So it's time to enjoy getting things sorted .��
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#8
Washington, DC
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Joined May 2006
To add a little more reassurance about traveling solo on Cunard, I have been on about 15 cruises on about 10 different cruise lines, including 2 on the Queen Mary 2 and Cunard was the best in terms of setting up the dining arrangements with other solo passengers and having plenty of activities to keep a solo passenger entertained/engaged. I just returned from a Royal Caribbean cruise and although I loved the ship (Harmony of the Seas), it was much less accommodating for solo passengers so I am planning on going back to Cunard next year.