Solo Travellers cruise Europe surcharge-free with Riviera Travel River Cruises

River Cruising for Solo Travellers

River cruising for solo travellers doesn’t have to mean unavoidable, expensive surcharges! Solo travellers can save thousands of dollars following a decision by luxury river cruise line, Riviera Travel, to add another 187 solo occupancy cabins to its European cruises. Departure dates for 2022 are now available for new bookings with solo travellers able to set sail without paying hefty additional single supplements.

The announcement follows Riviera’s move to offer solo-only cruises in 2022, more than double the number of solo-only cruises offered in previous years. Find deals here.

Responding to surging demand, the cruise line has gained a solid reputation for catering for solo travellers, also offering solo-only cabins on every sailing and every ship.

The additional sole occupancy cabins have been added to seven different itineraries across Europe in April and May, including cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Douro rivers and the canals of Holland. The cruises allow Australians to immerse themselves in some of Europe’s finest countryside, while also visiting cultural sites and enjoying the comforts of Riviera’s five-star ships, each named after famous European authors such as Austen, Dickens and Shakespeare.

Cruise fares start from A$2,289 per person for sole-use cabin, for the five-day ‘Amsterdam, Kinderdljk and the Dutch Bulbfields’ cruise, highlights of which include the world’s largest flower garden at Keukenhof, and Amsterdam’s bustling streets and canals. Fares are subject to availability and include daily guided excursions, onboard meals and Wi-Fi.

Although a relatively new brand to Australians, Riviera Travel was established in 1984 in the UK and has since garnered a large customer base with its authentic and enriching holidays offering value for money. The company is consistently recognised by the travel industry and consumers for outstanding quality, service and value.

Offering inclusive, five-star cruises at fares up to 50 per cent lower than river companies more established in Australia, Riviera Travel’s 12 luxury river cruise ships will carry a record 47,000 passengers on 327 departures across Europe in 2019. Riviera Travel’s spacious, five-star ships offer fine dining restaurants, marble lobbies, sumptuous lounges, sun decks, splash pools, gyms and suites boasting French or full balconies. The biggest river cruise operator in the UK market, Riviera Travel made its first foray into the growing Australian market in 2016.

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