At Horizons Cruise and Travel we know Solos and Singles Travel. We offer individual travel (one or two or small party) or small group travel. Post Covid will bring about some changes, however there will not be any major changes. Cruise lines and tour companies will continue to offer travel options for the Solo and Single traveller.
We will be working with product suppliers to get the best deals for YOU.

So what is the  difference between a Solo Traveller and a Single Traveller

A Solo Traveller is looking to experience travel their way with an appetite for independent travel, responsible for their own good time, whatever path that takes. Going it alone has never been more popular!  Travelling Solo has grown in popularity. No more having to wait to find someone to travel with you, then spend time trying to coordinate diaries and your budgets… travelling solo means no compromise. The opportunity to see what you want, when you want and travel on your terms makes it very appealing.

Single Travellers may generally will be looking to find others who they can share a room or cabin and travel with. Thus not paying any supplement! We are not a match making service, however we will assist you to find a likeminded traveller on request. If you are looking for a travelling companion over 55’s contact us to assist a likeminded companion. 
If you’re not sure what is right for you, we can help guide you and David will be happy to provide you with suggestions that will give you a selection of options to consider. The great news is that whichever way you decide to go, you’re guaranteed to have a wonderful time and meet new friends from around the globe.


The liberation of a solo cruise and not having to be responsible for anyone’s pleasure but your own, allows you to appreciate the experience on an entirely different level than when you’re with a friend, spouse or family member. How often are you able to make your our own holiday choices, able to amble and contemplate life on your own terms?  
In many ways, cruising is an ideal getaway for the Solo/Single traveller.  A number of ocean and river cruise lines welcome solos and singles with receptions and welcome cocktail parties, usually held early on in the cruise, some with hosts and hostesses who mingle with guests.  It is a great way to make new friends on your holiday.  You may even decide to do some day tour excursions together when visiting the various ports on your cruise. 

Ocean, Expedition, River Cruise companies offer many ways to make the solo and single traveller feel right at home.  With themed cruises on the rise, solo and single travellers can choose to book onto group sailings targeting solos and singles.  Many cruise lines have redesigned some of their existing cabins to accommodate solo and single travellers.  Ocean cruising and river cruising is truly a great way to experience all the benefits of solo travel but still have the opportunity to form new friendships with other likeminded travellers.


Tour packages are offered by experienced tour companies across Australia and around the globe. Tour packages are designed to offer maximum experiences at a competitive fares and offer many inclusions including  accommodation, most meals and sightseeing excursions, air travel, insurance and multi destinations in the one package and tour managers.

There’s a solo and single tour package for everyone – adventure and wildlife, Eco, leisurely touring, walking and adventure trips, cruising the high seas and resort packages, and combination packages which include touring and cruising wrapped up as one. Solo and Single packages are often offered as fully escorted with  by experienced tour managers.

Package tour operators do offer specialised solo and single departures, customised experiential itineraries, many packages are offered with very low supplements. Some tour operators may only charge a supplement on the accommodation component only. However in general items such as coach travel, excursion cruise options do not attract supplements.

Horizons Cruise and Travel is proud to work with leading tour operators who offer solo and single packages and fares including:

AAT Kings – Australia and New Zealand 
Australia’s and New Zealand largest coach tour operator offering touring from sightseeing tours in many Australian cities to accommodate sightseeing holidays. AAT Kings is the largest tour operator in Central Australia and Australia’s Top End.

African Wildlife Safaris
Specialists in personalised, independent and tailor-made wildlife and wilderness tours. From late autumn to early spring (May – Sep) dry conditions thin out vegetation and shrink water sources, making game viewing easy as animals congregate in places where food and water remain available. Offering many exciting itineraries.

Back Roads Touring
Winners of numerous international awards, Back Roads European touring take you off the motorways and onto the ‘back roads’ in luxury mini-coaches, yachts and French barges. 

Bunnik Tours
A specialist in small (20 guest’s maximum) tours that include your airfares. Our recommendation is the 26 nights Moscow to Prague tour visiting Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic 26 June 2019. Bunnik Tours sell quickly so you need to book early.

Camino Ways
Whether it is Camino de Santiago French Way from Sarria to Santiago, the Portuguese Coastal Way from Porto to Baiona or tours along the Via Francigena in Tuscany, Italy. Camino Ways offer a wide range of tours. 

Chimu Adventures
Founded in 2004, Chimu are Australian owned and Latin American and Polar experts. Chimu has special Charter departures and a favourite is 11 nights Antarctic Peninsula voyage departing 19 November 2019 from Ushuala Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula. 

 Crooked Compass Tours
The Australian boutique tour operator, with the best name in travel, uncovers the world’s best kept secrets through small group touring and customised itineraries on small tours. Our recommendation is 12 days Discover Georgia summer walking tour departing 26 June 2019. Your overnight accommodation will be guesthouse, and to immerse yourself in Georgia we suggest you get out and see the outstanding scenery. Crooked Compass also offers tailor your own itineraries, including many of their great inclusions and itineraries and departures.

Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel offers many destination options for small groups of 9 to 12 travellers. Intrepid Travel specialise in single travellers and look after everyone’s needs.

Journey Beyond
Journey Beyond, know Australia and bring the best of it to life. From voyages across oceans to expeditions into our very core, we transform amazing into breathtaking. We unearth the unexpected to touch, to taste and to discover. The best of life’s experiences are shared. Great iconic Australian rail journeys, Australian rail and cruise journeys

Peregrine Tours
Peregrine delivers premium adventures to over 80 countries. They have over 40 year’s travel experience and are specialists in small group tours with a maximum of 12 guests. We recommend considering the 19 October 2019 – 8 nights Dubrovnik to Split, Croatia Coastal Cruising for $3,390 per person. This cruise also includes time in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Krka National Park. 


Being in the travel business since 1947 and with over 5 million guests Trafalgar Tours is an international icon. Please call David on 0418 289 399 for more details.

Wendy Wu Tours
Known as Australia’s specialist Asian tour operator for 25 years, Wendy Wu Tours deliver authentic Asian tours. National and Local guides show the insights into Asian culture. The inclusion of Fly Free air is available on many tours. Price for 14-day tour including bustling Shanghai, Li River cruise, Warriors in Xian and Bullet Train starts from $3,980 per person twin share.




Companies Offers
AmaWaterways Additional single supplement fee. Europe, Portugal, Africa, Cambodia & Vietnam, Myanmar
Avalon Waterways Single Supplement waived on select cruises Europe, Asia, Amazon, Galapagos Islands
American Queen Steamboat Company 150% single supplement fee. United States
Crystal River Cruises Additional single supplement from 110 percent. Europe
Evergreen River Cruises European River cruises France, Nile, Russia, Dalmatian, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Southeast Asia
Murray River Cruises Reduced Solo supplement on selected cruises South Australia
Pandaw Cruises No Solo supplement on selected cruises India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma,
Ponant No Single Supplement in 2021 2022! Ponant over 110 voyages world wide 
Tauck River Cruises No single supplement in all category one cabins. Worldwide
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Waived single supplement on select 2019 sailings. Europe (Italy), Russia, Portugal, Egypt, China, India, Cambodia & Vietnam
Viking River Cruises 150-200% single supplement fee. Europe, Russia, Portugal, Egypt, China, Cambodia & Vietnam, Myanmar, Ukraine


Mirabela Travel Club is a great new service provided by Mirabela Executive Dating. Mirabela Travel Club has joined with an experienced Sydney based travel agent Horizons Cruise and Travel to provide you our valued clients with the opportunity to travel, locally, Australia, South Pacific and everywhere with like minded singles and couples. Horizons Cruise and Travel is your professional travel entrepreneur assisting you with luxury travel dating adventures.

Mirabela Travel Club and Horizons Cruise and Travel have put together unique Mirabela Travel Club exclusive packages which are specifically designed for Mirabela Travel clients. You will not see these amazing experiences on any other similar website. Mirabela Travel Club offers you travel with like minded registered matched single or couples.

Designed exclusively for our Mirabela members.

For the first time ever, we are very excited to announce that we have added another dimension to our already highly personalised and exclusive matchmaking service – Mirabela Executive Travel . We have joined forces with the experts from Horizons Cruise and Travel, to bring you a selection of private travel experiences that range from the perfect 1-day getaway to a 3-night romantic escape

A note from Maria, principal at Mirabela
 Executive Dating
“Travelling is a great way to meet people and build connections. We are at our best when we are relaxed, sipping a glass of wine over a beautiful meal, walking through the grapevines or flying in the sky… it is fun, excitement and adventure. This is what I can promise you”.

If you are between the ages of 35 – 55yrs,  Go to : Mirabela Executive Dating  or Mirabela Travel Club