Singles Travel International’s Coastal Mediterranean Summer Singles Cruise was something to celebrate, as it was our largest group since the Covid-19 pandemic! We were a group of 32 from all over the United States and Canada who had come together in Barcelona for the beginning of our wonderful Mediterranean cruise!
What made this cruise so popular? I think it was several things: For one, the itinerary was incredible, with stops in Nice, Toulon and Corsica, France, and in Portofino, Rome and Palermo, Italy! Second, the cruise fell over the 4th of July holiday, so it was a natural choice for many who had time off of work. Last, our members were ready to travel, and who doesn’t want to go to the French and Italian rivieras in the summer?!
A large group has a wonderful energy about it, and this group was ready to experience everything this itinerary had in store! We had some first-time travelers with Singles Travel and then some members who have traveled with us many times in the past – and that melange is always nice!
Some of our group opted to do ship-offered excursions every day, while some opted to use Singles Travel International’s “Independent Meetup” model and go off and explore with others who hadn’t booked excursions. There was something for everyone, and in the evenings at our happy hours, it was so nice to hear about what each person did that day and to compare notes. The group all seemed to really enjoy the French Riviera and Corsica…. and who wouldn’t be charmed by elegant Portofino?
The biggest takeaway was, in my opinion, that our members were so happy to be traveling again – and traveling with a group of fun singles! Friendships were made, and maybe even a love connection? Ahhhh, the beauty of traveling the world!