After reading reviews which have been helpful, I have taken the plunge and I am going on my first solo trip, "The Blue Danube River Cruise" in 8 days time! I lost my husband 4 years ago and need to have a holiday in my time and my choice of destination. I have wonderful children and friends but cannot expect them to want my choice of holiday or have the time. I am hoping to meet interesting people to enjoy this adventure with. I will let you know how it was when I get back. I have also booked the Bruge trip end of July this year as it was very appealing.