The Joys of Going Solo

You may go solo, but you’re never alone on an AmaWaterways river cruise.
By Margarita Hirapetian

Traveling is truly one of the great joys of life. Although it is often regarded as something to do with friends or family, traveling is just as, if not more, exhilarating and rewarding when it’s done solo. It might even be a best-kept secret that solo travelers don’t want others to know.

The truth is that traveling solo has a large number of perks. At AmaWaterways, they understand this completely, and that’s why they have made it one of their missions to give solo travelers on their award-winning river cruises an experience they’ll never forget. In fact, it’ll be an experience you ’ll want to repeat again and again.

A Whole New World

If you really want to understand the joys of solo travel, you should choose a trip you’ve taken before with others and this time take it by yourself. An entirely new world will open up for you. You will be looking at everything with different eyes, and thus will appreciate them even more. When we travel with others, we have to make compromises. It’s just a natural part of being a good traveler. When you’re on your own, there are no distractions or disagreements. High-quality local tour guides will keep you company if you so wish, guiding you on various included excursions in some of the most beautiful locales in the world.

Making New Friends

Traveling with a friend or group of friends could hold you back from bonding with other travelers or may prevent you from becoming fully immersed in the experience. One of the best aspects of traveling is meeting new people and creating bonds that can last a lifetime. Solo travel on any AmaWaterways river cruise will allow you to build relationships with fellow travelers. Don’t be surprised if the friendly crew and attentive Cruise Managers also become fast friends. They have many repeat solo travelers who speak highly of the AmaWaterways crew and cite this as a top reason why they return whenever they feel the travel itch. In short, you will never feel lonely on an AmaWaterways river cruise.

Savings, Anyone?

Shh, don’t tell the others, but as a solo traveler you are able to take advantage of various savings. For example, there is the 25% single supplement available on balcony staterooms or on fixed window staterooms on select Europe and Asia river cruises. You can also choose other special offers, like getting up to $750 cruise savings, where applicable. Enough said.

All In The Family

In contrast to traveling solo, multi-generational family travel is also an effortless fit on any AmaWaterways cruise. A variety of itineraries offered will delight and engage travelers of all ages. There are also luxurious staterooms with twin balconies to accommodate multiple people, award-winning dining with choices for even the most discerning eater, and enriching excursions like hikes, bike rides, and guided tours enjoyable for all.


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