On this river cruise ship, solo travelers get their own rooms

Good news for single travelers who like to cruise but don’t like to pay a single supplement. The MS Birdsong, a river cruise ship set to debut March 2016, is to feature 18 cabins for solo passengers at no extra cost.

MS Birdsong staterooms for singles are on the middle and upper decks and have French balconies, according to a news release from Tom Harper River Journeys. Cabins cover 132 square feet and have pullout sofa beds.

The company’s new ship is to offer eight- to 13-day tours along Europe’s main rivers.


Other features include an expanded fitness and wellness center, a sauna, a wine bar, a two-story atrium lobby and free Wi-Fi on board.

Land excursions, walking tours, a cocktail reception, gratuities, port charges, wine and beer with meals and other extras are included on Tom Harper trips. (Note that prices for extensions before or after cruises do charge a single supplement.)

The company emphasizes small-group travel, with land tours limited to 24 passengers.

Cabins are now on sale for nine cruises aboard the MS Birdsong in 2016. Prices start at $1,799 per person for six-night cruises on the Main and Rhine rivers in Germany.

Info: Tom Harper River Journeys, (855) 464-2773