Everything To Know About Cruising Solo

Considering a solo cruise? Our gentle voyages are ideal for the single traveller who will be welcomed into the fold by the crew and your fellow shipmates to join our ‘floating house party’ with everyone dining together around the same table and enjoying all the escorted daily excursions as a group.

Read on for our frequently asked questions for cruising solo…

I’m new to solo cruises, what can I expect?

A safe, sociable environment where like-minded travellers will come together to experience the very best of the region – with the luxury of personal space when you want it, gourmet meals, fine wines, a crew to passenger ratio of 1:2 and so much more.

Will I have my own room?

Absolutely! You can enjoy the comfort of a spacious and well-equipped cabin.

Do I have to attend every excursion?

No, however our hand-picked selection of excursions are often hidden gems that are often inaccessible to larger cruise ships – so it would be a shame to miss out!

Will I have to pay a single supplement?

Single supplements do apply on our regular cruises, however we will, on occasion, release no single supplement offers. See our Special Offers for details.

Where will I meet the group?

Guests are met at the agreed pick-up point and transferred by chauffeured minibus to the barge for a champagne meet-and-greet


Is there a dress code on board?

Comfortable clothing is recommended on board, however you may wish to bring smart/party attire for the Captain’s Dinner.

What’s included on this tour?

We offer an all-inclusive barge cruise experience. Transfers from the designated pick-up point, gourmet 4-course meals created by our onboard master chefs, a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout, an impressive wine list hand-picked and poured by our onboard wine expert, a selection of impressive and exclusive excursions to showcase the very best of the region and spacious accommodations.

Are gratuities included? If not, how much should I give?

Service charge is not included in the cruise fair. It’s entirely discretionary but is greatly appreciated by the crew if you would like to acknowledge recognition for the standard of service provided. As a guidance, the average tip given is approximately 5%

What kind of food is provided?

To give you a true taste of the region you are cruising through, your chef will create mouthwatering menus using the finest ingredients from local markets and specialist suppliers. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the point of booking to avoid disappointment.

Do I have a minibar?

Cabins do not have a minibar, however you are welcome to help yourself to our well-stocked open bar in the saloon.

Local ingredients are used in all our onboard meals, including the very best of Burgundy's offerings.

Book Your Solo Cruise With The Experts

Whether you’re a seasoned solo traveller or cruising for the first time on your own, solo cruising gives you the best of both worlds – delightful company of like-minded travellers as adventurous as you are, and group activities that spark conversation and create lasting memories.

Talk to a member of our Sales Team for help with planning your perfect single traveller adventure.

Don’t forget our exclusive solo cruise aboard La Bella Vita as she cruises Italy’s Venice to Mantua. Click here to find out more. 

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