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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

Mar 15, 2015

Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunesStitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio

Solo Travellers Saving Money: Part Three

The cruising industry is looking at making cruising financially more attractive to solo travellers who usually have had to pay large surcharges to stay in cabins designed for twin occupancy.

Over the next few episodes I will share tips for solo travellers wanting to go cruising, for example:

Consider European river cruising.

Many of the river cruising lines, including Tauck and Uniworld, operating in Europe waive surcharges on many of their cruises through the year. This form of cruising usually offer more deals for solo guests than their ocean counterparts. It is with asking your travel agent to check which are offering deals when you want to travel and sign up for the email newsletters of lines to get alerts of deals.

Set up a Google alert for solo travel deals.

If you google “cruise deals for single travellers” or “cruise deals for solo travellers” you will find the latest deals. If you set up an alert and define how often you want to receive them (e.g. Weekly, daily etc) you will be alerted when lines are offering lower surcharges, or waiving them all together, on specific sailings or over a certain period.