Solo Travelers to Antarctica and the Arctic

Image_Blog_SoloTraveler1If it’s been your dream to step foot on the 7th continent, cruise the historic route of Franklin in the Northwest Passage or search for wildlife & polar bears, but cannot find a traveling companion, you are not alone! We get a lot of solo travelers, because let’s face it, not everyone can find somebody looking to spend their holiday in a cold weather destination or that have the means & time for a Polar voyage. The good news is, the Polar regions are an excellent place for solo travelers!

Expedition cruise ships are small and have a good sense of comradery among the passengers. Most ships have open dining with different size table options so you never have to worry about having a meal alone. Everybody on our staff travels solo to the Polar regions each season and we always come home with new friends from all over the world.

Most ships offer a share program, meaning we can match you with a cabin mate of the same gender without having to pay a single supplement.

If you prefer to have a cabin to yourself, single supplements will vary based on the ship, but the most common solo occupancy rate is 1.7x the per person share price.

However, below are the best ships to consider to keep the cost of single supplements down.



In addition, some ships do offer seasonal promotions with lower single supplement rates or “no single supplement” which would be listed on our Specials Page:

Call and chat with one of our Polar Specialists about the experience of traveling solo to the Polar regions and to find the right trip.