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Cruise Quotes To Help You Lose Sight of Shore

Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a cruise convert, this article offers quotes that capture the spirit of life at sea, with a section focused on the unique joys of cruising alone, for our adventurous and brave solo cruisers of the seas.

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Quick One-Liner Cruising Quotes for Your Next Cruise Adventure

Sometimes, all it takes is a quick one-line cruise quote to help you lose sight of shore.

These cruise quotes are short, sweet, and perfect for anyone who agrees life ashore is distasteful!

"Find me where the ocean meets the sky."

"Sea you soon!"

"Sun, sea, and a ship—what more do you need?"

"Cruising is not just a vacation; it's a way of life."

"Anchor's away, worries at bay."

"Eat, cruise, sleep, repeat."

"Sail away from the safe harbor."

"The ocean is calling, and I must go."

"Life is better on a cruise."

"Bon voyage, bon appétit, bon... everything!"

"My other car is a cruise ship."

"Happy as a clam at high water."

"Let the sea set you free."

"Cruising does the soul good."

"Lost at sea? I'm not shore."

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

"Where the WiFi is weak, the connection is strong."

"Sailing—because therapy is expensive."

"Life's roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors."

"Ocean air, salty hair."

"Adventure awaits, just over the horizon."

"Ships are my second home; the ocean is my backyard."

"Take only photos, leave only wake."

"Less Monday, more cruising."

"If the boat's rocking, don't come knocking!"

"Cruise calories don’t count."

"I followed my heart, and it led me to the port."

"There’s no better therapy than sea therapy."

"Cruise life is the best life."

"Seas the day!"

"Come sail away with me."

"It's not about the destination; it's about the journey... and the unlimited buffet."

"Sunsets and ship decks."

"Find your sea legs."

"Port to port, but the ocean is home."

"Chasing the horizon—one port at a time."

"It’s not just a cruise; it's an experience."

"Let your dreams set sail."

"Sail far enough, you'll find treasure."

"Off the grid and on a ship."

"Navigating life, one port at a time."

"Ahoy, new adventures!"

"All aboard the fun ship!"

"Unlimited buffets, unlimited memories."

"Cruise: Because adulting is overrated."

"Where the sea meets the sky, that's where you'll find me."

"Sun-kissed and sea-breeze touched."

"I'm on cruise control."

"Trade the skyline for the shoreline."

"Waves of joy, oceans of memories."

Inspiring Quotes To Get You Excited For Your Next Cruise


Inspirational cruise quotes can help get your mind excited about your next adventure on a cruise ship!

"Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."

"The ocean's roar is music to the soul."

"Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean."

"Sail away from your comfort zone and explore the world."

"The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever."

"Your ship doesn't come in; you have to swim out to it."

"The world is your oyster when you're at sea."

"An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease."

"On the other side of the horizon lie adventures you've yet to live."

"The best views come after the hardest sails."

Cruise Quotes as the Ship Sets Sail to Exotic Locations

"Wherever my ship sails, my heart finds its anchor."

"Life ashore is distasteful when the call of the sea echoes in your soul."

"Days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails."

"A cruise vacation is a pause button on reality."

"Let your ship sails catch dreams, not just wind."

"The wonder forever lives in each voyage, each wave, each horizon."

"Cast a net of wonder forever into the depths of the ocean and the heights of experience."

"The real voyage rests not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

"In every cruise vacation, you'll find an escape that life ashore can't offer."

"As long as my ship sails, the adventure continues."

"A cruise adventure is the best kind of adventure—where every horizon promises new experiences."

"Nothing revitalizes the soul like the free sea air on a cruise ship."

"Once you experience the joys of the ocean, you become a cruise convert for life."

"Cruise ships are floating cities where dreams set sail."

"Sometimes we cruise not to escape life, but so life doesn't escape us."

"Breathe in the free sea air and exhale your worries."

"The essence of all beautiful voyages rests in the freedom of the open ocean."

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

"In the words of Captain Jack Sparrow, 'The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude

about the problem.' So set sail, and change your view."

"Let the winds of a cruise adventure make your spirit fly."

Cruise Quotes for the Solo Cruisers: The Allure of Solo Cruising

Welcome to a voyage through inspiring words, designed exclusively for the brave hearts who dare to cruise solo.

Solo cruising is an unmatched experience—offering freedom, empowerment, and an unmatched sense of peace. In this blog, you will find a collection of quotes that resonate with the spirit of solo cruising.

These quotes are handpicked for:

  • Seasoned solo cruisers in search of inspiration for their next journey

  • First-timers looking to fuel either a daring adventure on the open sea or a relaxing breath of fresh sea air

  • Anyone who finds solace and exhilaration in the independence of solo travel

Ready to set sail? Let's dive in!

Funny Cruise Quotes for Solo Cruising

Because who says cruising solo can't be fun and amusing? Whether you're laughing at the absurdity of life or just in a good mood because you're on vacation, humor is a universal language that can make any experience better.

These quotes are sure to put a smile on your face as you dream about your next solo adventure.

From Comedians

"I told my wife I wanted to go on a cruise for our anniversary. She said, 'Great, I'll start the bathtub!'" - Anonymous Comedian

"Why do I travel solo? Because I like to have conversations with intelligent people." - Comedian playing on the idea of talking to oneself

"I don't need a travel partner to have a great time; my awesomeness travels with me." - Anonymous Comedian

"They say the world is your oyster. Well, oysters are best enjoyed alone!" - Seafood-loving Comedian

From Popular Culture

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. My 'me time' is a 'sea time.'" - Play on words from Susan Sontag's famous quote

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single selfie." - Modern take on the Lao Tzu quote

"Traveling solo? Yes, I'm in a relationship with freedom."

"My ship, my rules! Well, as long as the actual captain agrees."

Movie and TV Show Quotes for Those With a Cruising Addiction

"I'm king of the world... of my cabin."

"In the end, we only regret the vacations we didn't take and the buffet we didn't try."

"Solo cruising: because what happens in international waters, stays in international waters."

Social Media One-Liners for Life at Sea

"Eating dinner alone on a cruise isn't lonely; it's a double date with me, myself, and my dessert."

"Traveling solo means never having to say you're sorry... or share the bathroom."

"Captain's Log, solo cruiser edition: Today, I discovered the true meaning of 'unlimited buffet.

Quotes on the Freedom of The Seas While Cruising Solo

Freedom is one of the most exhilarating aspects of cruising solo. Whether you're navigating through open waters or simply choosing your own activities on the ship, you're the captain of your ship—even if it's metaphorically.

The sense of liberation that comes from cruising alone is unparalleled, and it's often best captured through words. Below are some quotes that embody this sentiment.

Cruise Travel Quotes From Famous Solo Travelers

"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself." - David Mitchell

"I love to roam over the prairies. There I feel free and happy, but when we enter the cities, I feel like our

horses' bridles are being tightened." - Chief Dan George

"As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world." - Virginia Woolf

Vitamin Sea Quotes From Philosophers

"Freedom lies in being bold." - Robert Frost

"Man is condemned to be free." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"The only way to deal with the unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is

an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too

small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Writer and Poet Cruising Quotes

"The most effective way to do it is to do it." - Amelia Earhart

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - William


Modern Thought Leaders Weigh In On Wanted Freedom of the Seas

"Freedom is about stopping the past. If you stop the past and look at the present moment as if for the first time, you realize there are many choices you can make right now." - Deepak Chopra

"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you."

- Brian Tracy

Quotes on Self-Discovery While Solo Cruising

Self-discovery is a journey of its own, a voyage that transcends geography. It's often cited as one of the most rewarding aspects of traveling alone, particularly when cruising.

The serenity of the ocean and the solitude of being on a ship give you plenty of space to ponder and grow. To help you along your journey, here are some thought-provoking quotes.

From Literature, Secret Destinations

"The only true voyage of discovery is not to go to new places, but to have other eyes." - Marcel Proust

"To find yourself, think for yourself." - Socrates, as quoted in many literary works

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

From Spiritual Leaders, The Great Difference

"Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world." - Ramana Maharshi

"Know thyself." - A maxim from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." - Carl Jung

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu

From Modern Thought Leaders, Potent Power To Make Us Free

"You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks." - Amit Ray

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

From Renowned Psychologists

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung

"One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Cruise Quotes on Overcoming Challenges While Solo Cruising

Going it alone is empowering, but it also means facing challenges head-on by yourself. Here are some quotes to uplift you when the seas get rough.

From Adventurers

"You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong." - Sue Fitzmaurice

"Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be." - Steve Pavlina

From Self-Help Gurus

"Your largest fear carries your greatest growth." - Anonymous

"The challenges you face in life are opportunities to test your limits and gain self-mastery." - Deepak


Cruise Quotes on the Joys of Meeting New People

Solo doesn't mean lonely. One of the perks of cruising alone is the variety of interesting people you can meet. Here are some quotes that celebrate this.

From Social Psychologists

"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen." - Rod McKuen

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie

From Solo Cruisers’ Testimonials

"I went solo but never felt alone." - Avid Solo Cruiser

"The best thing about solo cruising? A thousand friends you haven’t met yet." - Anonymous Solo Cruiser

Conclusion and Final Thoughts on Cruise Quotes

Whether you're contemplating a solo cruise or are a seasoned veteran, these quotes aim to inspire, entertain, and resonate with you. They reflect the joys, the freedom, and even the challenges that come with cruising solo.

Additional Cruise Resources

Cruise Critic: This is an invaluable online resource for cruise enthusiasts and first-timers alike. Cruise Critic offers detailed reviews of cruise lines, ships, and destinations, as well as forums where you can ask questions and share experiences.

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Whether you're looking for the best excursions in a particular port or tips for cruising solo, Cruise Critic has you covered.

We hope these cruise quotes have helped get you excited for your next offshore adventure!


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