Cruising on a small ship is about sailing to spectacular destinations around the world, and discovering exciting new travel experiences, in the comfort of smaller ships that can reach parts of the planet only accessible by water. River journeys, exploratory voyages and small ship adventures to destinations off-the-beaten-track present extraordinary alternatives to mainstream and larger resort style ships.
Luxury: The world of ultra-luxury cruising has never been more affordable, with so much already included in the price from drinks and gratuities, plus extras such as free flights, excursions and transfers, cruising in comfort and style is no longer only for the privilaged.
River: River cruising is more pupular than ever, small river boats take you right to hart of the destinations of your voyage with time to absorb incredible scenery along the way.
Adventure: Expedition and Polar voyages are suitable for anyone with a curious mind and a taste for adventure. With cruises to the Arctic, Antarctica and Galapagos Islands these are once a lifetime journeys with a focus on nature and wildlife.
Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.
Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to build upon our industry lead with a fleet of 15 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. We continue to lead the way in river cruising by providing innovative luxurious ship designs featuring step-out and French balconies, premium stateroom amenities and warm, personalized service.
A voyage to the Polar Regions is a true wilderness and wildlife journey of a lifetime. Aqua-Firma's Polar Voyages to Arctic Spitsbergen, Greenland, Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands are operated on some of the smallest expedition ships, sailing yachts and tall ships afloat. These vessels carry between 12 and 114 people, ensuring that your experience is intimate and memorable, with as much time as possible spent exploring on shore. Rigid inflatable boats are our landing craft and from motor ships we can use them to carry small groups to impressive glacier fronts, explore majestic icebergs and provide for close up observations of the incredible wildlife of the polar seas.
Blue Cruise specialise in Gulet cruises and accommodations along the southern coast of Turkey providing holidays for those who wish to enjoy the stunning coastline, relax in the splendour of nature and history, and savour excellent fresh cuisine. Gulets are ideal for couples, friends and families to share, or for groups who may wish to charter a whole boat on a sole occupancy basis. We offer a wide range of Gulets in various sizes and standards to suit every need and every budget.
Sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, the intimate Celebrity Xpedition® offers an experience that is halfway between a cosmopolitan cruise and an intrepid explorer’s voyage. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere, luxurious interior a thrilling sense of adventure.
Cruise North Expeditions is owned and operated by the Inuit of Canada’s Arctic. Inuit have survived for centuries in the Arctic wilderness passing down knowledge and skills from one generation to the next. Today’s Inuit carry many lifetimes of knowledge, and life in the small Arctic villages is a fine balance of ancient traditions and modern sensibilities. There is no better way to experience the Arctic than through Inuit eyes.
Although it may appear as if the entire world has been explored, genuine discoveries are still possible. With small, manoeuvrable expedition ships such as the HANSEATIC and the BREMEN, you will experience pristine regions that are to be found off the beaten track, but also supposedly familiar climes such as the Baltic Sea or the Mediterranean. Cruises with the HANSEATIC and the BREMEN always retain the character of an expedition. Welcome to genuine discoveries.
From the magnificent fjords of Norway to the awesome ice-filled bays of Antarctica, Hurtigruten is renowned for its comprehensive collection of voyages to remote, beautiful and dramatic coastlines from the far north to the distant south.
The selection of river cruises includes journeys along the major rivers of Europe, Russia and China aboard vessels accommodating from 100-200 passengers. Expedition cruises offer visits to out of the way destinations and will appeal to the more adventurous and those who enjoy the natural world. Small ship cruises offer comprehensive itineraries, normally concentrating on a particular area or theme. The itinerary is paramount and the small size of the vessels means that you will be able to visit places that larger vessels cannot go.
“It’s yachting, not cruising” Enjoy the difference. SeaDream Yacht Club is different from big ship cruising. Our philosophy of casual perfection runs through everything we do. With only 112 guests being pampered by an award-winning crew of 95, the level of attention and service we pay to each of our guests makes yachting aboard either one of our mega-yachts SeaDream I or SeaDream II feel as if you are on your own private yacht. Be as active or as relaxed as you like and take in the ultimate in luxury, privacy and pampering.
Adventure-seeking travellers, with discerning tastes, are thrilled to discover Silversea Expeditions offers journeys that are just as exhilarating as they are luxurious. With a fleet of three purpose-built expedition ships that sail from pole to pole, you can explore much of the unknown world with Silversea — and all while enjoying the signature distinctions that have made Silversea the icon in luxury travel.
Star Clippers operate three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht. The ships currently sail throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Costa Rica.
Uniworld River Cruises
Experience the best on a Uniworld River Cruise in partnership with Titan Travel. A Uniworld River Cruise has everything you would expect from travelling by boat, beautiful views, fantastic service and an interesting and varied itinerary, but with five-star luxury that takes the experience to the next level.
Variety Cruises offers life-enriching cruise journeys for the inquisitive mind. We combine a private yacht/small ship type of on board experience with a complete immersion in the destinations where we cruise and mesmerising ports of call to offer our guests an authentic and memorable travel experience and become part of the Variety Cruises family.
Viking River Cruises
Glide along the majestic Danube. Sail the Main or Moselle, and discover the heart of Europe by cruising the Rhine. There is no more relaxing or rewarding way to see the world than from its great rivers. And there is no better river cruise line than Viking.
If you’d like to travel further afield, let Viking show you the real Russia. From St. Petersburg to Moscow, sail the Waterways of the Tsars and see all the highlights of this remarkable land. Or explore China and its many treasures: the Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Three Gorges. Combining hotel stays and deluxe cruising along the Yangtze, our China cruises offer the best of both worlds. Likewise, Vietnam and Cambodia are best explored on Viking’s cruise and stay holiday, the Magnificent Mekong.
The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African.There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.