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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 | 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 | 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

Gems of China

September 2017

Jan, 57 years
Hunter Valley, NSW
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'My holiday to the Red Centre was a very humbling experience.  This holiday exceeded all my expectations.  Being my first holiday as a solo traveller I was apprehensive, now I have had the experience I recommend it.'</p>
Sue, 51
Kyogle, NSW
Discover Greece & The Islands

May 2017

<p>'My holiday to Greece exceeded my expectations. I learnt so much about the amazing ancient history of Greece, and it was as beautiful as I had imagined.There were a great mix of couples and singles on the tour and we all got on so well.'</p>
Kerrie, 52
NSW
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'This was my first travelling solo experience, Justine &amp; the team at Encounter made it so easy. I don't have doubts about recommending this to anyone.'</p>
Gwen, 56
VIC
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'My second Encounter tour, and the common thread is that you're with a group of people, of a similar age, who are all looking to enjoy their holiday. Makes for a good dynamic.'</p>
Mark, 55
WA
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'This trip was such a great adventure. The tour guide was absolutely brilliant and informative. The whole group got along famously even though there was a large age range! It was certainly one of the best experiences I've ever had!'</p>
Lisa, 45
Coolum Beach, QLD
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'Great holiday with a lovely group of people in a fantastic resort!!'</p>
Gail, 44
WA
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'Fantastic, well organised tour with a great group of people. Highly recommend Encounter Travel.'</p>
Deb, 55
Wamberal, NSW
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'I was a bit nervous about doing this, having never travelled solo, but I'm so pleased I went! The Bali escape was outstanding, so well organised, wonderful location and a really lovely group of people. I'm definitely going to be booking an Encounter holiday again. '</p>
Susan, 48
Auckland, New Zealand
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

<p>'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.'</p>
Michelle, 53
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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