Cruising for Adults


Adults Only! Hop on Board! 

Cruises are not just meant for kids and families. There are plenty of cruises that are 18+, and it is your time to go on one. These ships have all the fun for the adults, and make it, so you do not have to worry about little kids screaming around you. This peaceful and relaxing experience is calling you. You can go with your friends, significant other, or on a solo trip! The possibilities are endless. ​​​​

My Top 2 Favorite Adult Only Cruises​​​​

1. Viking Ocean Cruises
The minimum age to sail on Viking Ocean Cruises worldwide sailings is 18. Fares include a shore excursion in every port, Wi-Fi, meals in its multiple onboard restaurant (except The Kitchen Table, which is part shore excursion), self-service laundry and wine, beer and soda with lunch and dinner. (Gratuities and drinks outside of meals cost extra.)
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2. Virgin Voyages
When Virgin Voyages launches its first ship, it will offer an adults-only and more (but not all) inclusive big-ship experience. Its 2,750-passenger Scarlet Lady and subsequent vessels will be 18+ and include basic nonalcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, gratuities, fitness classes and meals in its fares.

Adult Only River Cruises

If you want to take a little slower and longer cruise, then a River Cruise is just the thing for you. These also have plenty of adult only options. These cruises are all over the world and perfect for any traveler and their partner. These range from a week to even a month long, whatever you could want these River Cruises will give it to you.  ​​​​

U River Cruises
Similar to Virgin Voyages, start-up river line U River Cruises (until recently called U by Uniworld) is going after the millennial market with what it’s billing as a hipper kind of cruising that isn’t for the kids. Created as an offshoot of longtime river cruise company Uniworld, the line operates two adults-only ships that boast sleek, matte black exteriors, mixologists and DJs on board, deck-top yoga and communal tables for dining.
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Viking River Cruises
Since its inception in 1997, Viking (which operates both river and ocean vessels) differentiated itself from the pack. It championed grownup cruises aimed at the sensibilities of travelers 50 years and older with interests in history, art, culture, science and exploration.​​
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Emerald River Cruises
Whether you’re in search of the relaxed pace of a European river cruise, an enchanting voyage through Southeast Asia, or a luxury journey along some of the world’s most stunning coastlines on board our super yacht, Emerald Azzurra – their collection of river and yacht cruises will take you to the very heart of each destination they visit.

Top Cruises Designed for Adults

While many all-inclusive – or mostly all-inclusive – boutique and luxury cruise lines are family-friendly, many of the onboard venues and activities are adult-by-design. Since there are few (or no) activities geared toward younger cruisers and no babysitting services, you typically won’t find parents with young children on these ships.
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These smaller ships – accommodating a maximum of 702 and offer longer stays and overnights in ports not found on many other itineraries (including wine and culture itineraries). In addition, the line is extending its offerings with itineraries in destinations like South Africa, Australia, the Canary Islands, Japan and Israel. Cruise fares include stateroom accommodations; select spirits, wine and beer; gratuities, nonalcoholic beverages like bottled water, specialty coffees and tea; and complimentary “AzAmazing Evenings” ashore or “Destination Celebrations” aboard the ship.​​
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas has five luxury vessels in its fleet – with the sixth ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, set to launch in 2023. The line’s all-inclusive fares include perks like round-trip business class or coach airfare (depending on the destination), complimentary pre-cruise hotel stays, two- or three-night land packages, all meals and beverages, free shore excursions, and more. Seven Seas Splendor boasts 366 luxurious all-balcony suites and an impressive ratio of 567 crew members to just 732 guests
Silversea Cruises
Silversea’s all-inclusive luxury ocean and expedition cruises offer voyages to more than 900 destinations around the world with six ultra-luxury ships and five expedition vessels range in size from 51 to 364 suites and feature spacious ocean-view accommodations – most with private verandas. Cruise fares cover door-to-door transfers from home to the ship, including airfare and pre- and post-cruise hotel stays. On board, guests will have butler service, a nearly one-to-one ratio of guests to staff, 24-hour gourmet dining, premium alcoholic beverages, one complimentary shore excursion in each port, gratuities and more.
Seabourn also features an all-inclusive adult-focused experience on its five luxury ocean vessels which offers amenities such as well-appointed oceanfront suites, living areas with dining tables, verandas, a nearly one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio and a Personal Suite Host to cater to your every need. World-class dining options are in partnership with renowned chef Thomas Keller. If you’re interested in small-ship luxury expeditions, check out Seabourn Venture its sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit. These two vessels feature 132 oceanfront suites, a 26-person expedition team and two six-person submarines; and they visit five continents around the globe.​​​​
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Beyond
The newest ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet – Celebrity Beyond – provides a unique adults-only dining experience at Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud who created the menu at this elegant venue, incorporating dishes inspired by his travels. You’ll also find an impressive wine list to accompany your dining experience at the restaurant. The Solarium is a popular adults-only area that’s found on the Resort Deck of all of Celebrity’s ships. This light-filled covered pool area encased by a glass dome is the perfect quiet space for relaxing or grabbing a light breakfast or lunch at The Spa Café and Juice Bar
Are you ready to book your “kid free” cruise?
Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, Australia, Antarctica, Europe South America – wherever you want to sail – there is a cruise for you!
Even a cruise around the world.
You may never want to come home…
Sara is the owner of Platinum Travel and specializes in creating luxury, customized, stress free vacations for people who want to see the world and all things Disney.
She also owns Autism Friendly Vacations where she helps families who have a member on the Autism spectrum get the vacation they deserve. Visit for more information.
You can reach her at 414-377-8611 or to start planning your vacation today.

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