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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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Voyager of the Seas | 18 OCT 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

18 October to 28 October 2017 Singapore to Perth

Cruising to the Perth from Singapore, this is a superb big ship experience

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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 | 13 NOV 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

13 November - 21 November 2017 Queensland

Cruising to Queensland, this is a superb big ship experience

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Voyager of the Seas | 21 NOV 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

21 November - 1 December 2017 South Pacific

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

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Ovation of the Seas | 23 NOV 2017 Cruise Circle for Solos

23 November - 7 December 2017 Singapore to Sydney

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

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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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Ovation of the Seas | 10 JAN 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

10 January to 19 January 2018 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 | 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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Radiance of the Seas | 13 FEB 2018 Cruise Circle for Solos

13 February to 1 March 2018 Australia Top End

Cruising to Perth from Sydney via Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Benoa Bali, Port Hedland and Geraldton.

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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

Cruise New Year's Eve, Ovation of the Seas to New Zealand

December 2016

'Had an awesome time traveling on the Ovation of the Seas to NZ over New Years. Met some wonderful people. Encounter travel did a great job organising everything and kept us fully informed.'

Terry
NSW
Cruise New Year's Eve, Ovation of the Seas to New Zealand

December 2016

'Loved how organised Encounter travel was. Everything flowed and made it a very enjoyable experience.'

Leigh 46
Clayfield, QLD
Cruise New Year's Eve, Ovation of the Seas to New Zealand

December 2016

'Want to experience your best New Years Eve ever - go on a cruise with Encounter' 

Maureen
NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'Fantastic experience with a great group around the same age.  Challenging walk, but very satisfying being able to complete it.  A great sense of achievement.'

Daniela, 66 years
Melbourne, VIC
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'An excellent walk on the great ocean road.  It was challenging but rewarding. I recommend it.'

Kerry, 60 years
Sydney, NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'I really enjoyed the walk and the way it was organised, although the amount of walking we did each day was quite challenging. As long as you come well prepared and don't expect it to be easy I am sure you will enjoy it too.'

Joachim, 63 years
NSW
Kakadu Walking Adventure

August 2016

'I had a great time in Kakadu. The guides were knowledgeable and the group was fantastic. It was a brilliant time away.'

Linda, 47 years
Melbourne, VIC
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'I had the best time on this holiday. I met some great people from all over Australia with the same intention of meeting solo travelers to share experiences with. I will definately book another holiday with encounter and will encourage others to do the same.'

Jennie, 56 years
Sydney, NSW
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'I had a wonderful time on the Gold Coast trip.  A great bunch of people and wonderful sightseeing.'

Laura, 61 years
Brisbane, QLD
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'Just had my first holiday with Encounter to the Gold Coast.  Was well organised, a great hostess with a fun group of people.  I was also matched up with a terrific room mate. Would highly recommend Encounter and look forward to more holidays with them in the future.'

Sharon, 55 years
Illawarra, 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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