Crossing the Atlantic, Solo

I have used a ship before to travel to Europe and on to Italy .  In off season you can often travel for LESS than business class airfare and arrive relaxed not jet lagged and crippled from sitting 9 or 10 hrs in a seat smaller than a dining room chair. This year was  exceptional for bargains. Unless you have a travel agent willing to do the work, finding a great price requires diligent searches on line, signing up for every cruise lines price alerts and often price
DSCN3460checking your target trips constantly.

          But all this work can pay off.

The general rule is to charge solo travelers double the fare for other passengers.
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Often there are promotions for ‘no solo supplement’ or discounts for solo travelers  as ships do not reach their capacity bookings.


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Relax on the deck and watch the sea.

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My searches result in affordable travel to many of the locations on my ‘travel list’.   Having time is an asset. 

While reviewing the cruise offerings over an 8 week period I found $100 a day sailings to Greece, Turkey and in the Mediterranean in October and November.  Several were priced even lower.

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Many travelers have the one or two week ‘vacation’ per year and must arrive at their destination ASAP. I don’t choose to take beach trips so I concentrate on travel to countries outside of North America. 

Transatlantic crossings offer wonderful relaxing days, with additional options for learning, entertainment and meeting travelers from all over the world.   My east bound trip will exceed my goal price of 100 euros per day but combined with the exceptionally low priced return sailing of less than $100 per day, it all averages out.

TPhoto_00001And you must take into account the Queen Mary is NOT a budget cruise line.   Think about taking this ‘experience’ once in your life. 

 Be a traveler NOT a tourist

Alitalia just sent this.   Business class for the SAME price as my ship crossing (balcony cabin).
Be creative with your solo travel.

Choose the comfort of Magnifica-Business Class for your holiday escape to Italy. Great holiday fares starting at $2512 round-trip. Don’t miss them!

Hurry and book until November 30th, 2013.


ITALIA

NEW YORK
MILAN
from $ 2512
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
NEW YORK
FLORENCE
from $ 2572
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
NEW YORK
VENICE
from $ 2574
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
NEW YORK
ROMA
from $ 2817
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
 

BOSTON
ROME
da $ 2827
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
BOSTON
NAPLES
from $ 2584
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
MIAMI
PISA
from $ 2791
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.
MIAMI
ROME
from $ 3037
RT, taxes and fees included

A 14 day advance purchase is required.

Click on each offer to read the fare conditions.


Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and dates. Tickets must be purchased by November 30, 2013. A 14 day advance purchase is required. The minimum stay is three days and all travel must be completed by January 7, 2014. A $450 fee will apply to any date changes, in addition to the applicable fare difference. Outbound travel is from December 14, 2013 through January 4, 2014. Return travel must be between December 25, 2013 and January 7, 2014.

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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