For many years Aurora Expeditions have provided a ‘No Single Supplement’ option, allowing our passengers travelling alone the opportunity to join our voyages without the added expense of having to pay a single supplement. Making the ‘big trip’ on your own has never been easier and we believe our small group expeditions provide the key elements of a great expedition: adventure, fun and peace of mind.
Apart from providing security and peace of mind, our small group adventures provide an ideal opportunity to share experiences with your fellow travellers. Whether you’re exploring a historic site, enjoying a guided wildlife walk or reaching a summit on the continent of Antarctica, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the challenge alongside a small group of like-minded travel companions.
By their very nature our expeditions attract people who have a passion for the natural world and enriching travel - seeing new places, enjoying new experiences and meeting new people. Whatever your age and however experienced or inexperienced a traveller you are, you will be more than welcome as a solo traveller on one of our small group tours. You may join the voyage alone, but by the end you’ll feel as though you’re travelling with a group of friends.
Cabin Sharing Service
Triple and twin share cabins are ideal for single travellers who are keen to share the adventure with new acquaintances and to experience everything a small group adventure has to offer. Whatever your walk of life, our informal, enriching style of travel and small group size ensures camaraderie and fun.
Our popular cabin-sharing service helps to keep the cost down for would-be solo travellers. If you are travelling alone, we will attempt to find a same-sex cabin partner and if a suitable partner cannot be found, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate.
For passengers who prefer to be guaranteed a private cabin, you can book a sole occupancy cabin at a discounted rate: 1.7 times the twin occupancy per person rate. Speak with one of our Expedition Experts for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about joining one of our expeditions as a solo traveller please give us a call. Or alternatively have a look below at the questions we are most frequently asked by solo passengers who haven’t yet experienced one of our small ship expeditions:
If I travel solo do I have to pay a single supplement?
No. We do not have compulsory single supplements if you are willing to share a cabin. The majority of cabins are available on twin share basis in twin rooms, at no additional charge. This means that as a solo traveller you may pay the twin-share rate and we will find a suitable person as possible, of roughly the same age. We also offer popular triple share cabins which are ideally suited to same sex solo travellers and provide the most cost-effective way of travelling.
What if I want a single room?
That is fine. We offer the option to pay extra for a sole occupancy cabin of your own (a single supplement option). This is 1.7 times the twin occupancy rate.
Will the group be full of couples or solo travellers?
On our expeditions the average ratio between solo travellers and others (whether couples or friends) is approximately 30:70. However this varies. If you are keen to know more about the others booked on your specific voyage, talk to one of our Expedition Experts for more details. We are always keen to help ensure you are booked on the most suitable voyage for you.
Are other single travellers mainly women or men?
Generally the split between women and men travelling solo on our trips is 50:50, however in recent years there has been a slight rise in the number of female solo travellers. Male or female, the split is generally quite even; however if you are keen to know more about the others booked on your specific voyage, talk to our sales team for more details.
What age will the rest of my group be?
The age groups of passengers on our voyages vary hugely. Traditionally the majority of passengers have been over 50, however in recent years we have seen an increase in younger guests; particularly with the lure of our adventure activities, photography workshops, adding voyages to a round-the-world trip etc. We would say expect the age range to be diverse & rest assured that a good, mixed range of ages on the expedition makes the experience all the more fun.