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Why River Cruising is the Perfect Way to Travel Solo

8th January 2018

Touching down in a new continent, a new country, or even a new city is at once exciting and daunting. One of the best ways to travel solo, where you not only make fast friends, but have the luxury of everything taken care of for you, is river cruising. Pack your bags and get set to cruise into some of Europe’s most charming villages, beautiful countryside and iconic cities with Scenic. Here are six undeniable reasons river cruising is the best way to travel when you’re on your own.

Unpack once

Travelling alone often means navigating foreign languages, transport and city maps alone too. Travelling on a river cruise however, allows you to explore many a beautiful city and country without needing to pack up, move and unpack for each new destination. On a river cruise, your floating hotel takes you to the next port overnight, so you wake ready to step onto land and explore.


Like-minded travellers

Travelling solo creates the perfect opportunity to meet new people from around the world, and river cruising makes it even easier. With organised activities, inviting and comfortable dining areas and plenty of space to strike up conversation, cruising solo means you won’t be lonely for long.

Freedom of choice

River cruising allows you to travel at your own pace. While you might visit a new city every couple of days, or even every day, you have the choice of how much, or how little, you do. Optional shore excursions included in your fare allow you the opportunity to explore further afield, from guided walking tours and cycling excursions, to day trips to different cities, and winery tours.  You can do it all, or choose to hop on and off the ship at your own pace.


Local insight

Cruising with Scenic means that each new city you dock in, you’re greeted by local guides who live, breathe and love their cities. From taking you on a cycling tour through wine country to a walking tour through the historic city centre, or a guided visit to a famous museum, every new place you arrive in comes with authentic local experiences you might never imagine having while travelling on your own.


Feast like a king

Scenic river cruises don’t just provide you with luxury accommodation and enriching shore excursions, they include diverse and delicious food experiences too. From in-room service and late-night menus for when you just want to relax on your own, to chef-prepared picnics, and of course myriad dining options both onboard and onshore, river cruising is something of a food safari through Europe!

Effortless travel

Travelling through Europe on a river cruise means you can really relax without having to worry about navigating public transport, booking accommodation, or even finding your hotel. Scenic takes care of it all for you. This really is what effortless travel looks like. 

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