Cruising is a Great Travel Option for Women
Cruising is a totally
a cruise you don't have the hassle of packing and unpacking.
You're assured of a clean, comfortable room each and every
night. All meals are included. There's no rushing to catch
a train or plane as you move from one city to another. Aboard
your floating hotel you simply sail from one harbour to another
all the while being pampered silly. Yes, you become more of
a tourist and less of an adventurous traveller. That's O.K.
-- cruising is just one more exciting way to see the world.
You might find it suitable for some destinations and less
right for others. It might be the thing to do at one stage
of your life and not at others. However, in the final analysis,
Journeywoman's advice is not to turn cruising down simply
because you're a single woman traveller with a limited travel
budget. That just might be a huge mistake.
Know before you go...
planning a cruise holiday always check out cruise-related
websites and subscribe to specialty newsletters to read tips
as well as to see 'what's new' and where the juicy bargains
sites to consider are the actual cruise line sites such as
Line or Princess
created by Linda Coffman is an excellent source for cruise
reviews and anything else a woman needs to know about cruising.
offers last minute deals and a newsletter that highlights
hosted singles cruises, if that's what you are looking for.
Don't rule out Expedia.com
for last minute deals as well. Check out
European Waterways for European river cruising.
a themed cruise. According to www.themecruisefinder.com,
'perhaps the best aspect of theme cruises is travelling and
socializing with like-minded people who share a passion for
a subject or hobby. Knowing that you'll be sailing with others
who share this interest can make for an interesting and pleasant
vacation. Single travelers tend to make up a larger percentage
of theme cruise guests, as they can be certain there will
be others on board with whom they have at least one significant
interest in common'.
last but not least, kudos to the Norwegian Cruise Line. They
announced they will begin accommodating solo travelers in
128 studio cabins aboard their newest ship, the Norwegian
Women will appreciate
Cherney is a freighter travel expert and a member of the Journeywoman
Network of classified advertisers. In a recent email to our
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were aware of another safe method of travel for women on their
own? Passenger freighter travel is still alive and offers
women on their own a safe method of travel whether across
the ocean or around the world. Crews tend to adopt passengers
and keep an eye out for them. In most cases, singles can avoid
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Rave reviews for Semester
was invited to sail with Semester At Sea for their 108 day
Spring '08 voyage. It was spectacular! We circumnavigated
the globe, visited four continents and 14 countries. Being
on this voyage was like 'winning gold at the Olympics,' says
the editor of Journeywoman.com. Click
here to read Evelyn Hannon's blog and what it's like to
be solo at sea for that long.
Semester at Sea ad is as follows: The mission of Semester
at Sea is to educate individuals for leadership, service,
and success in shaping our interdependent world. Since 1963
we have led around-the-world semesters for lifelong learners
on a ship outfitted as a floating college campus. If you are
interested in sailing with us, please see our website at www.semesteratsea.org
Women's words on cruises...
ship is a beauty and a mystery wherever we see it.'
(Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1862)
no place where one can breathe as freely as on the deck of
(Elsa Triolet, 1947)
especially fitting that they call a cruise ship 'she' for
she is pregnant with a thousand adult embryos who long to
stay forever warm and sheltered in this great white womb.'
(Helen Van Slyke, 1979)
children never know that they feel seasick, till they are.'
(Katherine Brush, 1940)
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