Riviera Travel Launches New Solo Passengers Only Cruise

By Staff Writer

River cruise line, Riviera Travel, has announced a new cruise in Europe exclusively for solo passengers, free of any single supplement. The new sailing marks Riviera Travel’s ninth cruise that will set sail in 2019 exclusively for passengers travelling alone, giving them the luxury of having a twin-share cabin all to themselves. The company has tripled the number of solo-only departures for the 2019 season since last year.

Riviera Travel’s International Sales Manager for Australia, Thomas Morgan, said the new sailing has been released due to increasing demand for solo-only travel by Riviera Travel’s customers. “It can be frustrating for solo travellers to find good-value river cruises that don’t come with hefty supplements. Our solo-exclusive river cruises include everything a solo traveller needs for a great holiday, which means a cabin or suite all to yourself – with no single supplement.”

The new solo-only sailing is a seven-night cruise on the Rhone and Saone Rivers beginning in the gastronomical capital of Lyon, and ending in the medieval city of Avignon, France, and will take place aboard the five-star, 76-cabin river ship, the MS William Shakespeare. Guests will travel to the wine region of Burgundy, the flower-flecked meadows of Provence, the spectacular Rhone Valley, the Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, and the city of Arles which was once home to famed painter, Vincent Van Gogh, and which this year will host a major arts and ideas forum.

Eight other solo-only passenger cruises are available across Europe with Riviera Travel this year, while another 187 solo occupancy cabins—each free of a single supplement—have also been added to 23 of the cruise line’s sailings across Europe in April and May.

Fares on the new solo-only sailing in France on October 14, 2019 start at A$3,999, including guided excursions, onboard meals, and Wi-Fi. Fares and cabins are subject to availability.

For more information on Riviera Travel’s river cruises, visit

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