Solo Savings in North America – Cruise Traveller

Solo Savings in North America

American Queen Voyages’ ship, American Duchess

Solo travellers can save thousands of dollars on a river, lake or ocean cruise with American Queen Voyages significantly cutting solo fares on 29 sailings between July and December this year.

The savings are available until June 30, 2022, through the Australian representative for American Queen Voyages, Cruise Traveller, which recommends solo travellers book the substantially reduced single fares as soon as possible due to their increased popularity.

Single traveller fares have been cut on 29 sailings on the mighty Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Illinois, Columbia and Snake rivers as well as the Great Lakes and a sea cruise to Costa Rica and Mexico.

One eight night package beginning September 12, 2022, offers savings for solo travellers of up to US$3899. The package includes a night in Louisville, Kentucky, and a seven-night culinary-themed journey aboard the elegant 245-guest American Countess to Alton, Illinois, through the State of Missouri.

Guests on this special palate-pleasing voyage will feast on a smorgasbord of authentic, signature dishes from the region prepared especially for this cruise and using fresh local ingredients.  Culinary experts will host presentations during the journey also, enabling guests to immerse themselves further in the colourful local culture.

The itinerary offers soul-stirring river vistas at every turn, together with the distillery traditions and Civil War reminders of Brandenburg, the bluegrass tones of Owensboro, the charming river town of Henderson, the craft customs of Paducah, historic Cape Girardeau and vibrant St Louis – home to the world’s tallest arch – the soaring 192m-tall Gateway Arch. Guests disembark in nearby Alton, across the border in Illinois.

American Queen Voyages’ paddlewheelers are sleek and contemporary river ships boasting grand dining rooms, elegant lounges, libraries, theatres, gyms, sun deck and modern staterooms with plush bedding and flat screen TVs. Most staterooms offer an open or private veranda from which to take in the spectacle of river scenery and culture made famous by author, Mark Twain.   

Including a one-night hotel stay, guided, hop-on-hop-off shore excursions in every port, unlimited onboard beverages, onboard gratuities and unlimited Wi-Fi, fares for solo travellers for the eight-night river cruise package beginning on September 12, 2022, start at US$3384 per person for sole use of an interior cabin – a saving of US$1799.  In an open verandah stateroom, solo fares are from US$5509 – a saving of US$3074. And for sole use of a deluxe private verandah stateroom, fares are available from US$6884 – a saving of US$3899. Book by June 30, 2022.

Solo discounts are also available on 28 other river, lake and ocean sailings between July and December, 2022.  Flights to the US are additional. Fares are subject to availability and conditions apply.