Expedition Cruising for Solo Travellers

If you’ve ever thought about taking an adventure on your own, you’re not alone.

Expedition cruising is such a fantastic choice for solo travellers, giving you the chance to experience the world’s most remote and incredible destinations with like-minded travellers and our expert guides, while on board our small, social and welcoming ships.

Our landings and activities are all conducted in small groups. You will be able to explore at your own pace, pushing your own limits with adventure. You will be surrounded by fellow expeditioners with a shared spirit of adventure, having an amazing experience, making new friends – and the memories will be yours to keep.

Aurora Expeditions welcomes solo travellers. Whether you choose solo accommodation or if you would like to share accommodation with another expeditioner of the same gender, we will be happy to try to make it happen for you. And on our newest small ship, Douglas Mawson, we have dedicated solo staterooms available.

More options for solo travellers

We'll find you a like-minded traveller to share with​

Save the solo supplement and we’ll pair you with a like-minded traveller based on gender and your selected stateroom category. If we’re unable to find you someone to share with, the solo supplement is waived. This option can be combined with other offers and discounts.

Or request a private stateroom

If you would rather have a stateroom all to yourself, you can pay a 50% surcharge and it’s all yours! This way, you can explore endlessly at your own pace. This option can be combined with other offers and discounts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about joining one of our expeditions as a solo traveller please check out our FAQs below or contact us.

One of the major barriers for solo travellers are ‘single supplements’, or additional charges because you are travelling alone. When travelling with Aurora Expeditions, you won’t need to worry about these. We offer a service that helps you find a like-minded traveller (or two) of the same gender to share your stateroom with. This way you can avoid paying any extra single supplements during your voyage with us.

That is fine. We offer the option to pay a 50% surcharge for a sole occupancy stateroom (on top of the twin occupancy rate).

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.

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. If you’d like to know more about the others booked on your specific voyage, talk to our Expedition Experts today.

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.

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