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People who have never traveled alone often describe their first solo trip as an almost religious experience. To take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes or preferences of a traveling companion can be heady stuff. Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully. Of course, single travel has its perils too -- such as safety concerns, loneliness and the dreaded single supplement. But a little preparation and common sense can save you money and get you through the rough spots.
Frequent solo travelers are all too familiar with the single supplement, which tour operators, cruise lines and hotels tack onto your bill. The supplement can range anywhere from 25 to 100 percent of the trip cost, meaning that you could end up paying twice as much as someone traveling with a partner.
We have gathered some of the special offers from our suppliers to travel on your own without having to pay double the price.
Uniworld River Cruises - Boutique River Cruise Collection Solo Traveler Savings
Lindblad Expeditions - 7,000 NAUTICAL MILES • 27 DAYS • October 6, 2017 Mission 90°: An Atlantic Ocean Odyssey
Our mission is to use a sweeping ocean crossing as a rare opportunity to explore a seldom-seen island, get a dose of Patagonia's legendary wildness, and take a break from everyday routines. Indulge in the time to write a novel or your memoirs; take advantage of daily workshops to learn new skills like photo editing, or the art of ocean navigation; or simply relax and enjoy the peace of days at sea. On this sailing, independent travelers may waive the 50% Solo Premium.
Insight Vacations - The Art of Touring in Style