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The single supplement: It’s the bane of the solo traveler’s vacation planning. In this economy, it’s also a major roadblock for many single travelers on a budget.

The single supplement: It’s the bane of the solo traveler’s vacation planning. In this economy, it’s also a major roadblock for many single travelers on a budget.

Lately, many of you have been asking about solo travel deals. I’m going to offer a roundup of some cruise and tour deals I’ve found, but I was also hoping you’d share any deals you’ve seen and tips you have with other solo travelers.

So here’s what I’ve got. I’m sure there are more deals out there, so if you know of a waived single supplement or some kind of other good deal for solo travelers, please share it in the comments below!

  • Uniworld is waiving the single supplement on select 2009 European river cruises booked by February 28.
  • Classic Journeys is waiving single supplement on all departures for thirteen of the most popular itineraries, including a walking tour in Italy and a Machu Picchu trip.
  • Our sister site Cruise Critic is reporting that Regent Seven Seas Cruises has waived single supplements on select summer sailings
  • Tauck has waived or reduced single supplements on select upcoming cruises and tours.

What other single travel deals or strategies have you discovered lately?

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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