The Leader in Small Ship and River Cruising Worldwide
Worldwide Discovery at Extraordinary Value Since 1958

Leader in Solo Friendly Travel: Guaranteed

Leader in Solo Friendly Travel: Guaranteed

Who can you expect to meet on your Grand Circle Cruise Line vacation? Independently minded women and men … solo travelers, couples, and groups of friends … both seasoned and fledgling travelers—just about everyone. And what they all have in common with one another—and with you—is the spirit of learning and discovery that’s at the heart of every Grand Circle Cruise Line trip. Rather than just waving at local residents through a bus window, our travelers want to meet the people and enjoy the culture of their destinations. Thanks to the natural camaraderie that often forms during our Small Ship Cruise Tours and River Cruise vacations, our travelers also forge special bonds with one another as they share experiences both onboard and on land. And beyond a wealth of new friends and discoveries, we provide our solo travelers with the industry’s best ways to save.

Our guarantee to you

Compare our value for solo travelers with other travel companies, and you’ll find that you save $500-$5000 per person with Grand Circle Cruise Line. In fact, we guarantee that you cannot find a lower price for a solo traveler on any comparable international trip for Americans—if you do, we’ll not only match that price, but we’ll also deduct $500 off the cost of your vacation. This offer applies to new reservations for single occupancy only. Learn more about our Lowest Price Guarantee »

The lowest Single Supplements in the industry

On top of our FREE Roommate Matching Service and our Travel Companions online community, Grand Circle Cruise Line offers solo travelers the lowest Single Supplements in the travel industry. With FREE or reduced Single Supplements on all Small Ship Cruise Tours and River Cruise vacations, and FREE Single Supplements on all pre- and post-trip extensions, you’ll find that our value is truly unparalleled.

Our crew will help you break the ice

From our Program Directors to our friendly hospitality staff, everyone who works aboard our ships is looking out for you— especially if you’re a solo traveler. Our Program Directors are natural leaders who make sure you feel part of the group. Do you play cards or Scrabble? Love music? Going to museums? Let them know what your interests are, as they may know just which fellow traveler to connect you with. Beyond making introductions, your Program Director will organize group activities, and share tips on things to do and see on your own. Just knowing that they are there will help you feel included, relaxed, and open to new experiences.

Feel safe and secure—on and off the ship

Knowing that you’re in the best of hands and well taken care of makes for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. To ensure your peace of mind throughout your trip, we take the following precautions:

  • We reserve safe docking space that is often centrally located
  • Embarkation is monitored 24 hours a day by security
  • Ship staff is always available to advise you about where to go and how to get there
  • Local maps are provided at each port-of-call, clearly labeled with the dock location

Meet congenial, like-minded friends

We are known for the spirited camaraderie of our trips—a quality that singles and couples alike often cite as a highlight of their experience. Bonds form easily when you are sharing discoveries with peers. Many of our single travelers tell us they especially enjoy the size of our groups (no more than 25 to 47 travelers) because it allows them to meet lots of new people. In fact, many of our travelers have made lifelong friendships, found future travel partners—even met their future spouses—on a Grand Circle Cruise Line trip.

Looking for a Travel Companion? Meet someone through our free online-community

If you’re looking for a travel companion, join our free online community where like-minded travelers connect with each other.

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Here’s your chance to meet new people who not only share your love of travel, but may also become your good friends.

Looking for a roommate? Grand Circle Cruise Line can find you a match

Many of our solo travelers add to the value of their vacation by choosing to share accommodations with another traveler. And because space for solo travelers is limited on each departure, we offer a FREE Roommate Matching Service. When you take advantage of this special benefit, we’ll help you find a same-gender roommate. If we’re unable to find you a match, we’ll give you a single room at no additional cost. For details. Learn more about our Roommate Matching Service »

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