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Set your adventurous spirit free by sailing solo on an Avalon Waterways river cruise.
By Lola Méndez

Cruising has long been targeted towards travelers in pairs and groups as cabins are often shared. Solo travelers often get stuck paying a hefty single supplement fee when they book a cabin for one. But, Avalon Waterways is here to shake things up and let solo travelers know that cruising is for them too, especially female solo travelers. A tenth of Avalon Waterways’ cruisers are solo travelers. These are the perks of traveling solo with Avalon Waterways.

No single supplement fee

Avalon Waterways encourages solo travelers to join their sailings and has waived the costly single supplement fees for most departures with a limited number of staterooms available. Usually, solo cruisers pay upwards to double the per person fee to have a room to themselves. Fortunately, solo cruisers have the rare opportunity to book a cabin for all European departures and select sailings on the Mekong in Southeast Asia.

Staterooms for solo travelers are reserved for each departure including the award-winning Panorama SuitesSM with epic views, and the upscale Deluxe Staterooms. Other river cruise operators limit cabin choices for solo travelers, but Avalon aspires for solo travelers to have the best experience by enjoying a comfortable spacious suite to themselves while they’re on the adventure of a lifetime. Go ahead and order breakfast in bed and have your coffee as you watch the world float by.

You’re in good hands

Solo travelers can rest assured they’ll be able to vacation safely and securely thanks to personalized attention from the crew. The Cruise Director is always available to you as your comfort is a top priority for the entire Avalon Team. Off the ship, Local Guides will greet you at every port to make sure you maximize your time at every destination. You don’t have to explore destinations on your own as you can join group excursions and experience each stop with other cruisers who are traveling solo along the waterway.

Sail with like-minded travelers

As 10% of Avalon’s guests are cruising solo, you’re likely to meet other travelers who are on their own. Many of the sailings have a theme so you can bond over similar interests and compare notes on what to see and do in each port town. Love wine? There’s a river cruise for that. Consider yourself a history nerd? You’ll find plenty of Special Interest cruise routes that focus on historic events. There are also sailings geared towards beer fanatics in Europe, culinary aficionados in France, photographer buffs in the Balkans, and more.

Build your own itinerary

The best part of traveling on your own is creating an itinerary that fits your personal passions and pursuits. You’ll determine how you engage with destinations and you will have plenty of options thanks to the Classic, Active & Discovery excursions. It’s up to you if you’d prefer to bike or kayak; have a leisurely picnic, take a painting course; go for a picturesque run or a food tasting stroll, and more.


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