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Small Ship & Expedition Cruises

Even as mainstream cruise ships get bigger and bigger, small-ship cruising is thriving among travelers who prefer a more intimate experience -- and to dock in smaller ports where the megaships can't go. Expedition-style ships are also popular among travelers seeking adventurous destinations such as the Arctic and Antarctic.

Top Small Ship & Expedition Cruises Experiences

Savoring the tropical breezes and snorkeling opportunities while on a sailing cruise through the Caribbean or South Pacific.

Stopping at a quiet bay for a lobster bake while cruising the Maine coast on an historic windjammer.

Watching whales in Alaska for hours simply because you can

Sailing to Antarctica, following the route of the first explorers

Exploring the Turkish coast on a traditional gulet, the Kenyan coast on a traditional dhow, or the Vietnamese coast on a traditional junk

Sliding in and out of hard-to-reach cruise ports, like Split, Croatia, and Kotor, Montenegro

Taking an expedition-style cruise from Norway to Greenland via Iceland.

Indulging in the personalized, friendly service of a staff that gets to know you

Spreading out in more spacious rooms and a less formal atmosphere than some mega-ships

Following the path of Charles Darwin on a small ship cruise through the Galapagos Islands or the Beagle Channel in Patagonia.

<Kayaking and sailing along the coastline right from a small cruise ship’s watersports platform

Taking advantage of small cruise ships’ shallow draft to get closer to the cruise line for wildlife viewing

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Edna Ancheta
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Highlights of Spain and Portugal
Customer service was helpful
Erlinda Saladino
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Highlights of Spain and Portugal
Over all , excellent . Great driver and director. Clean bus . Itineraries was followed accordingly.
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Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Barcelona
We loved the rich history & visiting places I had only read about. One of the highlights was visiting an olive farm & learning how they made olive oil (and it was wonderful)! Afterwards we had a lovely dinner at the hacienda. Other highlights were Toledo, Segovia’s Roman aqueduct, Alhambra in Granada, St. James Cathedral in Santiago, Fatima., & Montserrat! We loved the Fado & the Flamenco! They were both fantastic. Overall, a wonderful trip!
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Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Madrid
Very thorough . That had a very organized well run planned trip
Leone Rankin
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African Safari Adventure
We were always busy and seeing new things. Every day was full of new places and things to see and explore. You go home tired from this tour with lots of wonderful memories.
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Jill Everett
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Treasures of Spain and Portugal End Barcelona
The itinerary was jammed packed so if you are looking for leisure travel, you will want to skip this trip.
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