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Cruises for Singles

Introducing Cruise Circle for Solos: cruise groups for solo travellers who want to enjoy the benefits of solo cruising without the drawbacks of travelling alone.

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Departing Soon Cruises

Radiance of the Seas | 19 SEP 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

19 September - 8 October 2017 Transpacific Cruise

Cruising to Sydney from Honolulu, Hawaii via French Polynesia and New Zealand.

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Explorer of the Seas | 6 OCT 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

6 - 29 October 2017 Seattle to Sydney

A repositioning cruise to Sydney, offering signature innovations that guests love.

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Radiance of the Seas | 7 NOV 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

7 November - 18 November 2017 New Zealand

Cruising From Sydney to New Zealand and back to Sydney

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Voyager of the Seas | 03 DEC 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

3 December - 12 December 2017 South Pacific

Cruising to the South Pacific, this is a superb big ship experience

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Ovation of the Seas | 07 DEC 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

7 December - 17 December 2017 New Zealand

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising to New Zealand.

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Ovation of the Seas | 17 DEC 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

17 December - 29 December 2017 New Zealand

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising to New Zealand.

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Radiance of the Seas | 22 DEC 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

22 December to 3 January 2018 New Zealand

Cruising from Sydney to New Zealand, featuring days at sea.

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Ovation of the Seas | 29 DEC 2017 Solo Travellers No Age Limit

29 December 2017 - 10 January 2018 ex Sydney

This is the mega-liner. Join a solo traveller group to experience this incredible ship.

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Explorer of the Seas | 4 JAN 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

04 January to 12 January 2018 South Pacific

Cruising to the South Pacific, this is a superb big ship experience

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Radiance of the Seas | 17 JAN 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

17 January to 31 January 2018 Auckland to Sydney

Cruising to Sydney from Auckland, New Zealand via Melbourne, Wollongong and Newcastle

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Ovation of the Seas | 19 JAN 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

19 January to 27 January 2018 South Pacific

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising to the South Pacific, featuring many days at sea.

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Ovation of the Seas | 27 JAN 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

27 January to 4 February 2018 Tas & South Australia

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising around the southern coast of Australia.

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Explorer of the Seas | 05 MAR 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

5 March to 12 March 2018 South Pacific

Cruising to the South Pacific, this is a superb big ship experience

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Ovation of the Seas | 8 MAR 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

08 March - 13 March 2018 Hobart

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising from Sydney to Hobart return.

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Radiance of the Seas | 18 MAR 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

18 March to 29 March 2018. New Zealand

Cruising to/from Sydney to New Zealand

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Ovation of the Seas | 23 MAR 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

23 to 26 March 2018 Three Night Sampler

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores, cruising out to sea from Sydney on this sampler cruise.

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Radiance of the Seas | 29 MAR 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

29 March to 6 April 2018 Queensland Cruise

Cruising to and from Sydney via Newcastle, Airlie Beach and Brisbane.

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Latest news & deals

Royal Caribbean Sells Legend of the Seas

Dear Guests and Friends,

We would like to inform you Royal Caribbean has entered into an agreement to sell Legend of the Seas in 2017.

Regrettably, the sale of Legend of the Seas will result in the cancellation of five of her Brisbane departures, while redeploying a sixth cruise to bring forward her repositioning from Brisbane to Asia. The 20 February 2017 departure will now see the ship reposition to Singapore over 11 nights, with overnights in Cairns and Darwin. This will mark Legend of the Seas’ final Australian sailing as she repositions to Europe for delivery to her new owner.

Rhapsody of the Seas, will transition from New Jersey to Europe in order to undertake a range of like European itineraries. Vision of the Seas will then transition to Cape Liberty, New Jersey, where she will undertake four like itineraries to those planned for Rhapsody of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean will assist affected guests in securing an alternative Royal Caribbean cruise or for those who would rather cancel; we will provide a full refund of any deposits paid.

For those who choose to re-book on to an alternate Royal Caribbean cruise, we will provide additional bonus onboard credits and we will be discussing hotel and flight arrangements with affected guests.

Guests who booked on cancelled Brisbane sailings, who choose to rebook on selected Sydney sailings are also eligible for a $300 pp credit towards flights.

If you are affected and have booked through a Travel Agent, unfortunately we do not have your contact details. Please contact your Travel Agent as they have important information around alternative options. If you have booked directly with us, we have emailed you with important information about your cruise.

As Legend of the Seas sale has just been announced we wanted to make everyone aware of these immediate changes.

We are truly sorry to disrupt our guests' holidays and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

The Royal Caribbean Sales

When we send you a quote, if we can offer you a sale price at the time of your quote request, we will send you a quote with the sale details. Our standard published prices on the website are as a guide

Testimonials

Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'

Michelle, 53
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I have just returned from my Italian Splendour trip. It was a fantastic holiday. Seeing historical sites, going on walking tours through cities. The highlight dinners were amazing. Everything was organised extremely well. Most importantly were the friends I made. We were like one big family!'

Kerry, 61 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I would definitely recommend Encounter Travel - I went on the Italian Splendour May 2017 tour (22 days).  I loved every minute of this adventure.  Our italian guide and driver enabled us to easily immerse into the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Italy.  Having a small group of 15 allowed us easy access to everything (less waiting times) and we soon became friends while exploring the magical cities of Italy.  I felt safe and totally pampered the entire time!  The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined at were first class.  I left my heart in Italy.'

Tracey, 53 years
Gold Coast, QLD
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Russia to Prague an interesting and very informative tour, we saw so much. Beautiful Baltic countries.'

Sandra, 66
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What an amazing trip to Italy. If you had told me that 15 complete strangers could be thrown together in a foreign country and all hit it off so easily I would never have believed it. It was nice to have 2 or 3 nights in each stop and not be moving on each day. From the history of Rome, to the stunning Amalfi coast, picturesque Venice, lunch under the Tuscan sun, vinegar tasting in Modena and relaxing at Lake Maggiore......every day was pure joy. I had looked at this trip for a couple of years before taking the plunge and booking it. A trip to remember for years to come and I have also made some fantastic new life long friends.'

Leanne ,56 years
Melbourne
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What a wonderful way to see Italy. I had a magical holiday with the most amazing people. Thank you.'

Cay, 65 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'Wonderful tour,  we visited many wonderful places, tour guide was excellent, as were the group, we had lots of laughs, and good times together, Good Hotels and food was excellent, would recommend this tour, and will definitely travel with Encounter again.'

Chris, 68 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I loved travelling around Italy with like minded fun people. The country is a must see and the Encounter tour was well planned and organised in every respect. I can't wait to go on another similar tour!'

Terri, 53 years
Sydney, NSW
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years
Brisbane, QLD
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years
Sydney, NSW

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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