Travel with the Leader in Solo-Friendly Journeys

Do you dream of someday embarking on an African safari? Cruising past castles on the Rhine? Dancing the tango in Argentina? With Vantage, "someday" can be "right now." Our goal is to make travel for solos as affordable, enriching, safe, and easy as it is for those traveling double-occupancy — Vantage is the only company in the travel industry whose river ships include cabins built specifically for solo travelers.

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WHY TRAVEL SOLO WITH VANTAGE:


Single cabins, singular experiences

Vantage is the only European river cruise company with dedicated solo cabins onboard our deluxe fleet—which means you don't have to pay a supplement and get a space all your own. You'll enjoy all of the same great features as double-occupancy reservations, and a great value! But hurry, space is first-come, first-served!

Free or low-cost Single Supplements

Want a full-sized cabin or eyeing a departure with no single cabins remaining? Don’t worry! We've still got a great value for you with our low-cost Single Supplements — plus you can now save up to $4,000 on single supplements in select double-occupancy cabins during designated departures. Although our value is always great, from time to time we have special single offers, too — so keep checking our website for details, or stay in contact with us by signing up for our emails or print promotions.

Supplement-free Land Tours

From marveling at the Big Five on safari to making memories in a small village, our Land Adventures are not only enriching, but offer free Single Supplements (a value of up to $2,299) on each departure — it’s a great way to enjoy an unforgettable small-group experience without having to pay more.

Roommate Matching

Say you’re seeking an alternative to single cabins, solo-friendly supplements, or just want to travel with someone who shares the same interests as you — our Roommate Matching service is your answer. Simply sign up for us to match you with a same-gender roommate and you’ll pay the lower double-occupancy rate. If we are unable to find you a match, you'll have your own room and pay just half the Single Supplement rate for your trip. (Please note that 50% of the Single Supplement charge is billed when you reserve your trip, which is refunded when we match you.)


TRIED-AND-TRUE TRAVEL WISDOM BY, FOR, AND ABOUT WOMEN

New 111 Tips for Women Travelers grew out of the many suggestions from intrepid travelers whose spirit of discovery inspired this e-book.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
• Tips on packing light, keeping your clothes fresh in your luggage, and getting rid of wrinkles on the road.
• Tips on managing your money, using debit and credit cards to your advantage, and bargaining with vendors for the best deals.
• Tips that will surprise you, entertain you, and inform you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions about our Solo Travel Program.

What kind of Single Supplement will I have to pay?

It may well be that you pay no single supplement at all, if you take advantage of the one FREE Single Supplement space we offer on just about every departure of every Vantage trip. Plus, Vantage is the only company in the travel industry whose river ships (and most of our small ocean-going ships) have single occupancy cabins where there is no supplement at all. For either of these options early reservations are a must because space is limited. But there are still ways to save…. You can request that we find you a same-sex roommate with our Roommate Matching plan; or book a Guaranteed Share date, which eliminates the single supplement whether we find you a roommate or not. Otherwise, we have the lowest single supplements around (we’ve recently reduced our rates), starting at just $1,499. 

Can you match me with a roommate?

Yes we can! Sign up for our FREE Roommate Matching Service, and we will find you a same-sex roommate so you both pay only the double occupancy rate. You’ll pay half the single supplement up front, and when we find you a match your money will be refunded. If we fail to find you a roommate, you travel as a single but only pay 50% of the usual single supplement.

What is the Guaranteed Share all about?

Select river cruises offer a Guaranteed Share date that lets you travel and pay zero single supplement. Reserve one of these dates and you are guaranteed the per-person double occupancy rate—whether we match you with a roommate or not!

How do you help solo travelers prepare for their trips?

After you reserve you’ll receive detailed information about your upcoming trip—a complete day-to-day itinerary, hotel descriptions, packing tips, suggested reading and movies, and much more. Your Tour Director, Cruise Director or Adventure will email you in advance of your departure to introduce him- or herself and ask if you have any questions or special requests. And if you are a woman you will find plenty of great advice in our FREE online booklet, 111 Tips for Women Travelers

How can I connect with travelers before my trip?

Start by joining the conversation at our online Community, which you access via our website. Here you can read, share, and contribute to the interesting travel stories posted on our Viewpoints blog. You can also register with TravelMates, a free service where you can post and browse profiles, connecting with other travelers. It’s a great way to find a potential travel companion or even a roommate to share your next journey. While TravelMates is not yet available in your MyPortfolio account, you can call 1-888-982-6824 and one of our Agents can match you with another traveler on the destination of your choice. You can also see what travelers are talking about on our Facebook page, on Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But the best way to meet Vantage travelers is simply to go on a trip! You are sure to make friendships that will continue long after the journey has ended. 

What kind of support do you provide for solos during their journeys?

Every Vantage journey is led by an experienced Tour Director, Cruise Director, or Adventure Leader. He or she will make sure the journey goes smoothly for everyone. But they always keep a special eye out for our solo travelers, so that you always feel welcome, comfortable, and engaged. Do you need directions to a special shop? Looking for someone to share a taxi? Want some help translating the menu? Your leader will be right there to assist. If you have a special hobby or interest, let them know about it and they will do their best to connect you with others in the group who might share your interest.

Not sure about traveling by yourself? Just go — Vantage takes care of everything and the other people on the tours are great!

Jon Farley , 1st-time traveler

The entire crew was outstanding and as a single traveler I knew right away I was in good hands. From the start of my journey to the end, it was by far one of the best vacations I have ever been on.

Gloria Russell
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