Would you Cruise Without your Significant Other?

My husband hates cruising but loves that I love cruising,  I have taken a number of cruises recently without him and many of our friends find it odd.  He is happy being home with the dog, playing golf, enjoying the peace and quiet.  I am happy cruising.  After 40 years together, we are content in our togetherness and enjoy time apart as well.

I've seen too many miserable cruisers who do not want to be there- sitting in a chair, being dragged all over and I refuse to force him to cruise with me. Works for us, would it work for you?

28 Answers

That is a question that I cannot answer without a lot of thought.

In your circumstances, though, providing both are happy with it, then I see no reason not to.

(If my wife were miserable on a cruise, then I would be too. Likewise if I were miserable at home, then she would be too. If we both were happy, she at home and I on a cruise, then it would be a win/win situation.)

What ? And pay double fare for the cabin ? No way


Paying double for two on a miserable cruise or paying double for one on a happy cruise, works out the same.

True and I usually take someone with me - my son is a professional photographer so has the time and desire to cruise all over.

No because my wife would ensure that I would never hear the end of it Wink However, we are vacation mates for sure, so we go where the other wants to go anyways :)

I wouldn't vacation without my husband. He's my best friend, and we only plan vacations doing what makes us both happy. We may spend an hour or so apart doing something different on the ship, but that's all. We compromise while being together.


My BF as well! I would if I could, but my BF won't let me go without him lol... I would do a sisters cruise or cruise with my friend, but he is bitten by the bug himself Big Smile​

If he has the bug then it is an open window right there! Sail on!

My husband traveled the world extensively during his career while I raised kids. I loved hearing about the places he had been and he now enjoys hearing about my travels. Before I cruise the Caribbean, he has stories about every island and when I return, he loves seeing the photos and how much places have changed (or not). If he didn't want me to go, he'd say so and I would be okay with that ...


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