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Chart Your Own Course - Solo River Cruising

Discover the Freedom and Community of Solo River Cruising

Solo travel has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. The freedom to explore at your own pace, indulge your interests, and meet like-minded travelers is truly unparalleled. When it comes to solo travel, river cruising offers a unique and enriching experience that combines the comforts of a luxury voyage with the intimacy of a smaller group setting.

Single Supplement Discounts

One of the most attractive features of river cruising for solo travelers is the range of discounts offered by several river cruise companies. Recognizing the growing number of solo adventurers, many companies now provide special rates and promotions tailored to individuals traveling on their own. This not only makes river cruising more accessible but also more affordable for those looking to embark on a solo journey.

Solo-Friendly Cabins

Some river cruise companies have gone a step further to accommodate solo travelers by designing cabins specifically for single occupancy. These cabins are often smaller in size but are luxuriously appointed, ensuring that solo travelers can enjoy all the comforts and amenities of a standard cabin without the additional cost of a single supplement.

These solo-friendly cabins are thoughtfully designed with the solo traveler in mind, featuring cozy furnishings, ample storage space, and often have panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes you’ll encounter along your river cruise. Whether you’re unwinding in your cabin after a day of exploration or waking up to a stunning sunrise over the river, these cabins provide a private sanctuary for solo travelers to relax and recharge.

Solo Travellers - Exclusive Sailings

For those wanting to connect with other solo travellers, some river cruise companies offer sailings that are exclusively reserved for solo travelers. These dedicated sailings provide a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow solo adventurers, share unique experiences, and forge lasting friendships. It's easy to make friends on these sailings!

On these solo-exclusive sailings, the onboard atmosphere is vibrant and welcoming, with organized social activities, group excursions, and communal dining options that encourage interaction and camaraderie among guests. Whether you’re exploring charming towns and historic landmarks or participating in onboard workshops and cultural enrichment programs, these solo-exclusive sailings offer a perfect blend of independence and community, allowing you to tailor your river cruise experience to your interests and preferences.

Plan Ahead and Secure Your Spot

While the benefits of solo river cruising are numerous, it’s important to note that these solo-friendly accommodations and dedicated sailings tend to book up quickly. To ensure that you secure your preferred itinerary and cabin, I recommend to plan well in advance and make your reservations as early as possible.

By planning ahead, you’ll not only have a wider selection of sailings and cabins to choose from but also the peace of mind knowing that your solo river cruise adventure is locked in and ready to go.

Solo river cruising provides a unique and enriching travel experience that combines the best of both worlds – the freedom to explore independently and the opportunity to connect with like-minded travelers in a great environment. With special discounts, solo-friendly cabins, and exclusive sailings designed specifically for solo travelers, river cruising offers a fantastic way to embrace solo travel and discover the world in a whole new way.

So, whether you’re a seasoned solo traveler looking for your next adventure or new to solo travel and eager to explore the world on your own terms, consider embarking on a solo river cruise and discover the freedom, flexibility, and community that awaits you on the river. Happy cruising!


To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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