Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cruise with Roberta - July 11, 2015

With so many solo travellers looking for affordable ways to travel, without the dreaded single supplement, I am always watching for specials. Periodically, when I have time, I summarize a few into an email to send to those who may be interested. Here is a sample:
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AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISES - single supplements waived on all 20015/2016 river cruises!
Nice news in my email this week: AmaWaterways has waived single supplements on all 2015 or 2016 river cruise in Europe, Asia or Africa (select categories). Right now there is no end date on this promotion, but it is capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at any time. If you're thinking about a river cruise as a solo, this is a good time to pick your sailing and put your deposit down!

TRANSATLANTICS ON QUEEN MARY 2 - amazing Anniversary Sale solo fares still available!
There are still amazing solo values on transatlantic sailings on the Queen Mary 2, PLUS generous shipboard credits, all as part of Cunard's 175th anniversary Sale! If this voyage is on your bucketlist, check out these SOLO FARES for inside cabins on QM2 2015 sailings:
  • August 11, 8 nights, Southampton to NYC - $1614 CAD  (plus $275 credit) - includes port call in Halifax
  • August 19, 8 nights, NYC to Southampton - $16153CAD (plus $175 credit)
  • August 27, 8 nights, Southampton to NYC - $1538 CAD (plus $175 credit)
  • October 29, 7 nights, NYC to Southampton - $1923 (plus $175 credit) - Jazz @ Sea, Natalie Cole
  • Plus taxes/fees, subject to change, very limited availability, other dates available
CRYSTAL CRUISES  - best solo luxury fares close to home!
Crystal Cruises, famous for their all-inclusive luxury sailings, offers special solo fares on select voyages. Here are a few current offers that caught my eye:
  • May 4, 2016 - 5 nights - San Francisco to Vancouver on the Crystal Serenity - solo inside from $1735 USD (+tax)
  • May 22, 2016 - 6 nights - Vancouver to San Francisco on the Crystal Serenity - solo inside from $2080 USD (+tax)
ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT PACKAGES - there are solo packages available!
I've heard it often, "those packaged deals to sun spots are too expensive for solos!". Perhaps you've evem mumbled this yourself. Well, the good news is that there ARE packages for solos at select resorts. Here are a few sample properties that offer single occupancy rooms at no extra charge:
  • BARBADOS (Bridgetown): Sea Breeze Beach Hotel (4 stars)
  • CUBA (Varadero): Blau Veradero (4 stars), Melia Las Americas (4.5 stars), Memories Varadero Beach Resort (4 stars)
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Punta Cana): Breathless Resort (5 stars), Dreams Palm Beach (5 stars), Majestic Colonial (5 stars)
  • JAMAICA (Negril): Sandy Haven Resort (4.5 stars)
  • MEXICO (Cancun): Dreams Sands Cancun Resort And Spa (4.5 stars), Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf And Spa Resort (5 stars)
  • MEXICO (Cozumel): Secrets Aura Cozumel (4.5 stars)
  • MEXICO (Los Cabos): Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf And Spa (5 stars)
  • MEXICO (Riviera Maya): Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun (5 stars), Secrets Capri (5 stars), Secrets Silversands (5 stars)
  • ... to name a few!
I currently have reduced or waived single supplement offers from Avalon Waterways, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, to name just a few. For land tours, I have great solo fares with Insight Vacations and Trafalgar (great deals in Egypt and Turkey!). Please get in touch if you are thinking about planning a trip!

Remember that prices and availability are subject to change. If you see something you like, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Looking for something else? While reduced or waived single supplements are hard to find, they do exist, and I can help you find them. A few ships also offer solo staterooms, with no single supplement. I can also assist with tours and land vacations for solos.

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