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Cruises for Single Travelers in the Amazon & Galapagos

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The vast majority of our cruises throughout all our destinations are sold on a double occupancy basiswith the expectation that there will be two people per cabin. If a single traveler alone wants to book a cabin, they typically have to pay a single supplement fee, the standard being +50% of the per person double occupancy rate. For some of the most luxurious cabin types, or during the high season (especially in the Galapagos), some boats raise this fee to as high as +100%. 


But all the single travelers out there should fear not! There are some cruise boats that have made a special effort to accommodate single travelers through offering designated single cabins, allocating some cabins on board that carry no single supplement charge, or allowing the option to share a cabin with a fellow single traveler of the same sex who are also willing to share. If you’re planning a solo river cruising adventure to the Amazon or the Galapagos, read on to learn more about the specific vessels that will help you cut costs and feel right at home!  



Cruises for Single Travelers in the Galapagos

Single travelers in the Galapagos



This is the very latest catamaran touring the Galapagos, offering a luxury cruising experience complete with sleek modern design, the very best in creature comforts and first-class naturalist guides. Luckily for solo travelers, among the nine cabins in total, there is a single cabin located on the Upper Deck which carries no single supplement fee. Each cabin on board, including the single occupancy one, feature large panoramic windows and spacious private balconies enabling you to get the very best perspective on your stunning surrounds. 


Ocean Spray

The Ocean Spray is another new vessel to sail the Galapagos, making it the perfect option for those after a contemporary feel and all the latest mod-cons on their cruising experience. The boat is particularly renowned for its spacious sun deck complete with relaxing Jacuzzi and telescope for stargazing, as well as for the delicious and innovative cuisine served on board by the talented Ecuadorian chef. All the cabins are modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, featuring large windows and private balconies. There is one single occupancy cabin located on the Upper Deck with no extra fee attached. 



Cruises for single travelers in the Amazon

Single travelers in the Peruvian Amazon


Amazon Discovery

This vessel combines spaciousness and five star comforts with intimacy and effortless immersion with the surrounding rainforest to provide an unforgettable Amazon cruising adventure. Highlights on board include the bustling open-air sundeck, tasteful Peruvian décor and artwork, along with a sumptuous plunge pool and soothing spa.  Especially designed for solo travelers this boat features one single occupancy cabin (with no supplement fee), featuring a well-stocked ensuite bathroom, writing desk, seating area, luxury bedding and panoramic glass windows.


Amazon Star

This cruise vessel draws on the substantial experience and local knowledge of its owners to deliver an unrivaled Amazon experience. In fact, its 8-day, 600-mile itinerary has been voted one of the “25 Greatest Adventures in the World” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. The boat is decked out with countless modern facilities including exercise rooms, lecture halls, as well as the Amazon’s largest bar and observation deck. Cabins feature private balconies, ensuite facilities and plenty of storage space. There are up to 3 single cabin options, depending on availability, and no supplement fee in sight! 


Delfin II Amazon Cruise

If you fancy journeying though Peru’s majestic Pacaya-Samaria National Reserve in 5-star style, the Delfin II won’t disappoint. This boat is especially well-regarded for its exemplary standard of service, mouth-watering cuisine and top notch facilities including lecture room, spa, gym and kayaks. There are 14 elegant cabins on board, including a cosy bunk cabin suitable for one adult. This cabin isn’t always filled by passengers (usually being reserved for tour conductors), but if you put in a special request, they will happily accommodate you.



cruises for single travelers in the Amazon

Single travelers in the Brazilian Amazon



The Tucano prides itself on delivering a truly authentic Amazonian cruise, emphasizing a spirit of exploration and immersing passengers in the fascinating flora and flora and rich cultural heritage of the region. You won’t be met with 5-star luxury, but the boat’s small size, highly knowledgeable guides and diverse activities mean you’ll be guaranteed an intimate, genuine experience that will deliver you right to the heart of the rainforest, down narrow tributaries and hidden channels which larger boats cannot access. This cruise option is also the perfect choice for solo travelers, offering several dedicated single cabins on board, along with a fantastic money-saving option to share a bunk cabin. 


Lo Peix

This cruise vessel is ideally suited to intrepid travelers eager to immerse themselves in the truly wild, unique and lesser visited parts of the Brazilian Amazon. They also offer some of the most flexible itineraries of any cruise option, ideal for adventurous types looking to participate in a host of exciting activities, whether it be overnight jungle camps, swimming with pink dolphins or a spectacular floatplane flight. Another great highlight of this vessel is its environmentally-friendly design and solar energy policy, meaning you’ll travel along the Amazon in an authentic and ecologically-sound fashion with minimal noise or pollution. Whilst Lo Peix doesn’t have a single cabin, there is the option to share if there happens to be another single traveller on board.



Contact Us if you would like to book any of these cruises for single travelers in the Amazon and Galapagos. You can also give us a call on 1-888-215-3555

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