New Cruise Company Launched for Solo Female Travelers 55-Plus

Recognizing the lack of suitable options for mature women wanting to explore the world, travel social network ASmallWorld has launched The Solo Cruise Company—a cruise company that creates itineraries specifically catered towards solo female travelers aged 55-plus.

The launch is announced close on the heels of a study by JourneyWoman, which discovered that women over 50 are empowered, prefer to travel alone and are seeking adventurous experiences in bucket-list destinations. Despite this, over two-thirds (70 percent) admit feeling ignored and undervalued by the travel industry. They believe, according to the study, that the travel industry doesn’t understand their needs, with their primary concerns including the scarcity of age-appropriate photography, terminology to describe older women and attention to mobility and accessibility requirements.

The Solo Cruise Company provides personalized service and itineraries tailored to women aged 55 and above. The company handles all of the logistics and planning, leaving the ladies onboard to relax and enjoy a seamless adventure. Each trip includes no or low single supplements, to keep luxury travel accessible and affordable for women wanting to explore the world on their own. The organization is also committed to making its passengers feel confident as they explore new landscapes, cultures and communities.

Unwanted attention is intended to be minimized through the camaraderie fostered within groups and advice from the company’s guides who act as safety nets. Cultural sensitivity is also core to the organization’s approach, ensuring passengers seamlessly blend into diverse destinations. In addition, every accommodation included in The Solo Cruise Company’s itineraries undergoes rigorous vetting to ensure the safety and well-being of guests, while communication barriers are bridged by multilingual guides. 

With loneliness a key concern for women aged 55 and above traveling solo, The Solo Cruise Company actively promotes social interaction and bonding by carefully planning group activities. In doing so, the organization encourages passengers to connect with the other women on board who share their passion for travel.

The company also partners with such luxury cruise lines as Silversea Cruise, Seabourn and AmaWaterways, to provide clients with exclusive and intimate vessels.

The Solo Cruise Company is offering two products, the first of which is "Fully Hosted Journeys." These include an experienced host who accompanies the travelers onboard from start to finish. The host’s role is to ensure the comfort and safety of the party as they explore bucket-list destinations, such as Antarctica, the Amazon and the Mekong, aboard a cruise ship. Trips also include benefits like pre and post-cruise land excursions, stays at top hotels, a private car and driver and cruise credit.

The Solo Cruise Company is also offering "Featured Cruise-Only Journeys." These trips include all of the same benefits but without the group host and are ideal for solo travelers wanting to explore independently. Both "Fully Hosted Journeys" and "Featured Cruise-Only Journeys" welcome the 15 to 20 women on board with an intimate cocktail reception.

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