Travel fearlessly with the Leader in Solo Travel

Why travel solo with Vantage:

See the world on your own terms on a liberating, exciting, and empowering Vantage solo journey! Whether cruising the Nile in the new, custom-built m/s Nebu or searching for wildlife on an African safari, you’ll enjoy inspiring, authentic experiences with expert guides while boosting your confidence on a journey that lets you
prioritize one thing — you.

Coming soon: Solo cabins with balconies

You asked, we listened. In 2020, Vantage will debut additional solo cabins with French balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows onboard most of our deluxe European fleet! That means 125 square feet of true value — we’ll never charge a supplement in these specially outfitted solo cabins! Here’s what else:

Live like the Queen of the Nile in the new m/s Nebu’s solo cabins — coming in 2020!

Or, our Roommate Matching service and we’ll pair you with a same-gender roommate and you’ll pay the lower double-occupancy rate!

 Plus, coming in 2021, our brand-new Ocean Explorer expedition ship, with four dedicated solo cabins!

Free or low-cost Single Supplements

Want a full-sized cabin or eyeing a departure with no single cabins remaining? Don’t worry!

• We offer low-cost Single Supplements on every departure — plus, save up to $4,000 on Single Supplements in select double-occupancy cabins during designated departures!

• Get adventurous on a land tour and enjoy limited free Single Supplements on every departure — a value up to $2,299!

Solo-only adventures

Unleash your inner explorer on special supplement-free, solo-only departures of our favorite land tours! From an African safari to Mongolia’s singing sands, our small groups of just 16 travelers or less will ensure that you’ll make the most intimate and unforgettable discoveries. What’s more, you’re also likely make some friends who share your zest for life … and thirst for adventure.

Solo-friendly cruises

Now you can travel solo and save even more money with new solo-friendly river cruise and small ship departure dates! Whether cruising the Aegean or Portugal’s “River of Gold,” you’ll discover Europe’s most stunning destinations while enjoying deluxe accommodations at a fraction of the regular cost!

The world’s solo-friendliest ships

ms River Navigator

With just 42 solo cabins located on all decks, and some featuring French balconies, the newly refurbished ms River Navigator delivers the ultimate intimate sailing experience, whether you're traveling independently or with groups of family and friends.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

The most number of cabins for independent travelers on deluxe european river cruises
 79 total cabins, with 42 single cabins located on all decks
 4 pairs of adjoining rooms

ms River Discovery II

The first member of the brand-new, 5-star Vantage fleet, the active-themed ms River Discovery II offers solo travelers all the timeless delights Europe has to offer, at the best value! That includes brand-new Deluxe Single French Balcony solo cabins, part of a re-outfitting for 2020 that gives travelers true 20/20 vision into the future of European river cruising.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

14 supplement-free solo cabins, 6 with French balconies
 8 adjoining cabins to stay close to friends and family
 Solo Connections — Exclusive onboard events
 Exclusive Concierge service available on every departure

ms Splendor

This proud addition to the Vantage fleet was launched in the spring of 2013. The sister ship of the ms River Discovery II, the wine-themed Splendor greets our solo travelers with the same 5-star features on fabulous cruises including Majestic Rivers of Europe Wine Cruise: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

14 supplement-free solo cabins, 6 with French balconies
 8 adjoining cabins to stay close to friends and family
 Solo Connections — Exclusive onboard events
 Exclusive concierge service available on every departure

ms Venture

Our most intimate and deluxe European river cruise experience yet, the ms River Venture offers hands-on learning in the French culinary arts. Discoveries are more immersive thanks to just 134 travelers onboard, plus new enhancements for the 2020 sailing season including adjoining cabin options and new AS Deluxe Single French Balcony cabins.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

7 supplement-free solo cabins, 3 with French balconies
 4 adjoining cabins to stay close to friends and family
 Solo Connections — Exclusive onboard events
 Exclusive concierge service available on every departure

ms Voyager

This deluxe six-star experience launched in March 2016, but it offers travelers both deluxe amenities and a jazz-themed experience — from the Blue Note Lounge to the musician-named suites. And with more suites and enhanced personalized service, the Voyager makes our most luxurious ship to date.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

8 supplement-free solo cabins on every departure
 Roommate matching service
 Solo Connections — Exclusive onboard events
 Exclusive concierge service available on every departure

ms Nebu

Say hello to the new Queen of the Nile! The brand-new, custom-built m/s Nebu offers the finest and newest accommodations in Egyptian cruising, and with its history theme and onboard Egyptologists, the Nebu is hands-down the most luxurious, enriching, and exclusive way to sail this ancient waterway.

Our unique Solo-Friendly features for 2020

4 Supplement-free solo cabins
 4 adjoining cabins to stay close to friends and family
 Solo Connections — Exclusive onboard events
 Exclusive concierge service available on every departure

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 you may still be able to save…. You can request that we find you a same-sex roommate with our Roommate Matching plan, which eliminates the single supplement if we find you a roommate. 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.

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.

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!

Jane 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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