Cruises for Solo Travelers

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We invite you to take the plunge into extraordinary travel with AE Expeditions as a solo traveller. Our small ships have a maximum of 132 passengers on the Greg Mortimer and the Sylvia Earle, and an average 154 passengers on the Douglas Mawson (setting sail in 2025), they have a relaxed environment that makes forming new connections easy while you’re discovering some of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.

Whether exploring a geological marvel, enjoying a guided wildlife walk or immersing yourself in the local culture, enjoy exploring alongside a small group of like-minded travel companions who share a passion for the natural world and a lust for adventure.

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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 cabin 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 cabin

If you would rather have a cabin 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.

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 AE Expeditions, you won’t need to worry about these thanks to our cabin-mate finding service. Solo travellers who are happy to share can take advantage of our informal cabin-mate finding service that matches you with a cabin mate (or two) of the same gender. 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 cabin (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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24-25 Antarctic Season Brochure

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Arctic & Beyond 2024-25 Season Brochure

Explore our brand-new 2025 Arctic & Beyond season, which features 18 unique itineraries across Svalbard, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Iceland, Scotland and Latin America. With four new itineraries and a mix of more shorter length adventures alongside longer Ultimate Adventure voyages, it is our most comprehensive exploration of these wild places to-date.

Every adventure has to start somewhere. Start your adventure to the world’s wild places by accessing our new brochure today. 

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