The demand for solo travelling is not slowing down and cruise lines are waiving single supplements and making space to welcome solo travellers on board.
To get the best deal as a solo traveller, you can look out for special offers, or sail with lines like Riviera Travel River Cruises and Tauck River Cruises that offers a select number of waived single supplements on every sailing.
Getting the single supplement waived also benefits cruisers travelling in groups but would prefer to have individual cabins.
Lines like CroisiEurope which have dedicated solo cabins on board, is also good choice for solo travellers when sailing year round.
River Cruise Passenger has found six lines with solo supplement offers on both 2019 and 2020 itineraries in Europe and Asia.
These offers often have limited availability on each sailing, so get in early to save your spot.
Read on to see which lines are running special offers for solo travellers.
Single supplement is currently waived on the line’s 2019 and 2020 Europe River Cruises as well as 2019 itineraries in Asia. However, the offer has been running since February and only select itineraries are left.
Save up to $6,152 for the ‘Jewels of Central Europe’ itinerary in 2019 departures and up to $11,711 for the ‘Iconic Rivers of Europe’ itinerary in 2020.
The offer is valid for new 2019/20 bookings made by May 30, 2019.
The French line caused a stir when they waived single supplement on all 2018 cruises. This year, they are running a smaller campaign.
Currently, select itineraries to Portugal, Spain and Italy departing July and August 2019 have no single supplement applied.
The line also offers dedicated solo cabins on board year round.
Book a suite on selected Scenic Space-Ship 2020 Europe river cruise departures of 11 days or longer and receive 50% off the single supplement. The offer is valid till August 31, 2019.
The line currently has no single supplements across a variety of our Europe and Mekong river cruises. The line also have two Single Staterooms on their Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle Star-ships as well as on board their France Star-Ship Emerald Liberté. To enjoy the single supplement offer on their 2020 sailings, make your booking by August 31.
Their featured itineraries include 8-day ‘Sensations of Lyon and Provence’ which starts from $3,225pp, with savings of up to $5,625pp. The 15-day ‘Splendours of Europe’ also has savings of up to $8,545pp.
Evengreen Cruises also has a Solo Explorer Club, where cruisers can receive newsletters to be the first to hear when solo offers are released.
Uniworld has waived or reduced the single supplement on select departures on some of their most popular itineraries in 2019.
The itineraries range from eight to 15-days, including the Enchanting Danube, Castles Along The Rhine, Magnificent Moselle & Rhine itineraries, and more.
Riviera River Cruises is one of two cruise lines which offers a select number of waived single supplements on every sailing.
Between four to six cabins per sailing are available for solo travellers. The line also offers solo-traveller cruises where all single supplements are waived. These solo-traveller cruises are perfect for travelling alone and meeting other solo travellers.
Tauck River Cruises
The line also offers waived single supplements on every sailing. The single supplement is waived when you book the lowest category stateroom as a solo traveller.
There is limited availability on each departure, but you don’t need to wait for special offers as it is available on all itineraries year-round.
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the US and they also have single cabins that are without any single supplement, on all of their ships. The line has 12 small ships offering 35 itineraries across the Mississippi River, New England, Pacific Northwest, the Southeast coast and Alaska.