River cruise company Avalon Waterways is dropping singles supplements on some of its 2011 European river cruises, including its yet-to-be-launched Avalon Panorama. For travellers who book soon, this equals saving thousands of dollars.

For bookings made before January 4, travellers sailing solo can save up to AU$2,511 on the 13-day ‘European Splendor’ itinerary departing March 20 from Amsterdam to Vienna along the Rhine and Danube. Fares begin at AU$4,757.

A few months later Avalon Panorama will be christened by Channel 9 news presenter Lisa Wilkinson, and Avalon Waterways has waived the singles supplement on its November 14 ‘Blue Danube Discovery’ cruise from Budapest to Prague.

How would you rate these savings out of 10?