The Solo Travel Solution

avalonWhen you love to travel, but are on your own, it can be tricky. It always seems more fun to go with a friend or loved one, but sometimes as a single person, that is hard to organise.

One option is to take a river cruise. Avalon Waterways is the specialist in river cruising. I have recently returned from a cruise on their newest vessel, the Avalon Imagery II, where I went alone.

The beauty of it was that I came away many new friends richer, before I even started to count the amazing experiences I had on the cruise. River cruising is vastly different from ocean cruising, in that you are on land every day, and it is a far more intimate group, which seems to make it much easier to make friends.

Furthermore, the daily excursions are fantastic, and offer endless opportunities to chat with new people. I spoke to several couples aboard who also chose to do different excursions than their partner, as they enjoyed reconnecting at the end of the day to swap stories and the chance to ‘please themselves.’

There is no ‘allocated seating’ at mealtimes, so you can sit with whomever you like – there was no shortage of interesting folk to chat to, and as we were all there with the same intention – to have a wonderful and interesting holiday – conversation flowed effortlessly.

The cabins are spacious and beautifully appointed, so I relished my quiet time. They are also laid out to face the view at all times, with enormous windows, so you didn’t miss a peep of the view, whether you are curled up in your room, or enjoying the facilities in the common areas.

Avalon Waterways has a special offer for single travellers who choose their European destinations – for a limited time, they’re waiving the single supplement which means you pay the twin share price! And for the first time, this amazing offer is available on their gorgeous Panorama Suites. If you are travelling alone, you will just love the comfort and luxury of the Panorama Suites. Be in quickly, it’s only available on limited cabins! Click here for details.

From Asia to South America to Europe in the summer or at Christmas, Avalon Waterways has the itinerary for you, where your every need is catered to. For more information, click here.