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Enjoying solo river cruising

Travelling alone can be a daunting prospect. Leaving the comfort of your own home and going off into the big unknown, all by yourself. Many travellers would feel a sense of trepidation before their first solo trip, but this feeling quickly turns into excitement as you begin to broaden your mind and explore more and more unforgettable destinations.

And what better way to embrace travel than through solo river cruising! What are you waiting for? Find out why your next trip should see you flying solo on one of our beautiful river adventures.

Total freedom

When it comes to booking a holiday or trip of any kind, the planning is always where the fun begins. Where should you visit? What should you see? These are all things you will need to consider and plan before setting off. But when travelling with more than just yourself, you may need to compromise and discuss what makes everyone happy - which could lead to you missing out on things that you really wanted to do.

Not with solo travel! When travelling by yourself you have total freedom to go wherever you desire. Take as long as you like exploring new destinations and meeting local people.

Meet new people and make new friends

Meeting new people and sharing experiences is a fundamental part of travel, and this is no different when you are travelling solo. Meeting like minded people and getting to know them is all part of the fun.

Solo river cruising makes it easy to interact with people who are travelling the same route as you, on the same ship. Make the most of your time on deck to talk to people who are also travelling alone. Why not strike up a conversation and start exploring new cities together?

Experience the culture

To really make the most of your solo river cruise, learning some of the local languages and traditions can really go a long way. This will also help you get to know the destinations that you are visiting, as well as the people who live there.

Why not pick up a travel guide when you dock, or visit some local tourist centres to try and get a feel of the best places to visit? Or, talk to the other people on your ship and see if they have any recommendations for the best places to visit.

Solo river cruises are an excellent way to experience new landscapes, meet new people, and fall in love with different cultures. If you are looking for a relaxing solo river cruise holiday where you can explore some of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, take a look at our inspiring European river cruises today.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.