3 New Steals and Deals to Pay Less Solo Travel Pricing Tracker: River Cruises: Continuing trends for 2018: Despite Groupon and Living Social’s failures with local events, everyone is getting into the field to offer “Experiences”. We recommend researching those ahead of time online but also checking them out when you arrive at your destinations. Day tours and evening nights out offered by local companies may give more authentic flavor and be better priced than geographically widespread event programs.
Multiple river cruise companies are offering single supplement waivers on select destinations. With limited space available, those deals go fast so book as far ahead as possible. If solo state rooms are offered, be sure to look at the size and location of the cabin.
Here is a sampling:
AMA Waterways is one of my favorite providers. I took a New Year’s Mekong Delta cruise with them through Cambodia and Vietnam. They provided adventure-packed excursions on land and sea but with a 5-star “home base” to relax in and top cuisine.
They have announced their “Solo Travel Program” with single supplements waived on select departures. A second option is to book a solo cabin designed for single travelers with a French balcony on four of AMA’s ships.
Unlike most of their competitors, they have made a real effort to address solo travelers’ concerns beyond pricing, including:
Be sure to ask about their innovative wellness program.
Trips last from 1 to 3 weeks’ for adventure and eco tours through wilderness locations.
They have active trips with multi-sport options. Those adventures range from kayaking and hiking. Trips are focused on Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Central America, North America and the Galapagos Islands.
Uncruise waives single supplements on select departures. They promise:
Travel & Leisure has dubbed Tauck one of the “Best River Cruise Lines”. Tauck states that for its 90 years solo travelers have been most welcome. They, too, had 2 options for solo travelers:
For European River Cruises Solo Traveler Savings (Be sure to check to see if this special is still available on your travel dates.):
See also our easy to use, one-of-a-kind search tool the Solo Travel Pricing Tracker. Just pick your desired Location Area and under Tours enter “Cruises-River Cruises” as to the trip type.