Good news for solo cruisers: French-flagged cruise line Compagnie du Ponant has eliminated the single supplement on almost 30 cruises on its three 132-stateroom sister ships (Le Soleal, Le Boreal and L’Austral). Compagnie du Ponant’s free singles supplement cruises are available for booking throughout the season, with new itineraries added annually. Even better: Staterooms on all three ships are double occupancy or larger, all have ocean views and most have a private balcony. Compagnie du Ponant’s all-inclusive pricing includes all meals, open bar, gratuities, port charges, taxes and fees. Select itineraries also include round-trip air.
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Solo sailors can voyage to Asia to explore China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Those who prefer the Adriatic and the Mediterranean can set sail from Venice to tour the Croatian coastline, or cruise from Athens and Istanbul to visit the Greek Islands and Turkey, or consider a cruise through Northern Europe, with stops in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. South America options include Peru, Chile, Argentina, and a special Panama Canal crossing celebrating the Canal’s 100th anniversary.
Compagnie du Ponant’s cruises offering free singles supplement includes:
Fourteen-night “Japan to China” cruise explores the Japanese ports of Maizaru, Mojiko, Hiroshima, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki before charting a course south for China and Shanghai, Xiamen and Hong Kong. Trip dates: October 16 to 30.
Eleven-night “Best of Vietnam” cruise sails from Hong Kong to Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi, the magical Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, and Nha Trang. Sail along the Saigon River for a glimpse of the remains of Indochina and Ho Chi Minh before heading to Singapore. Trip dates: October 30 to November 10.
Eight-night “Traditional Japan” cruise departs from Tianjin, China and sails along the coasts of South Korea and Japan. From the port of call at Incheon, head to Seoul before sailing on Japan. Trip dates: March 29 to April 6.
Seven-night "Between Glaciers and Geysers" cruise heads from Reykjavik, Iceland to the edge of the Arctic Circle. Trip dates: July 20 to 27.
Fifteen-night "The Kuril Archipelago" cruise sails from Petropavlovsk, Russia to Maizuaru, Japan to the Kuril Islands, which extend all the way to Japan. Trip dates: October 1 to October 16.
Nine-night “Panama Canal: 100 years” cruise sails south along the Pacific Coast of South America, from Netherlands Antilles to Colombia, via Ecuador and Peru to discover exceptional sites within a pristine natural setting. A highlight is the crossing of the legendary Panama Canal on its 100 anniversary. Trip dates: October 16 to 25.
Thirteen-nights “Chilean Fjords” cruise sails along the Pacific Coast of South America to discover Chile. Trip dates: November 2 to 15.
Nine-nights “Norwegian Fjords” cruise sails from Copenhagen, Denmark to Tromso, Norway along the Norwegian coastline. Trip dates: May 26 to June 4.
Seven-nights “Pearls of the Adriatic Sea” cruise sails from Venice to Croatia with a stop in Montenegro. Trip dates: June 12 to 19.
Sixteen-nights “Indonesian Archipelago” cruise sails from Darwin to Hong Kong via the Maluku Islands and the Philippines. Stops include Ambon, the capital of the Maluku Islands (an archipelago in the south of the Philippines) to Sandakan the gateway to the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve with orangutans. The final stop on the voyage is Hong Kong. Trip dates: March 4 to 20.
Additional information on all the destinations and cruises with free singles supplement can be found at Ponant.com.