Choosing the right ship
Our selection of ships with a maximum of 500 passengers allows for the best small ship cruise experiences. Ranging from ice strengthened vessels for the polar regions to boutique style yachts and live-aboards for world wide exploration.
Our expertise is to match your preferences and wishes with the right ship to ensure the best possible experience. Whether you are looking for ultra luxurious with a wide range of amenities, or an expedition style ship to take you to remote regions.
"I wasn’t sure I was the cruising type before I went, because I never fancied the larger cruise ships. But small ship cruising changed my mind. It’s a different feeling, being out there on the water. I feel like there’s a whole world of possibilities out there I’d never noticed before!"- Gwen H. (FL, USA)
Expedition Ships 50-200 passengers
Expedition Ships 201-500 passengers
Private Yacht Charters
The essence of small ship expedition cruising
Redefine your definition of cruise travel
According to our limit of 500 passengers, all ships we offer are considered small. The main advantages of small expedition ships are being able to travel with a small group, often with similar focused goals, and the ability to reach places the big ships cannot visit. Expedition cruises also have a distinctive learning element and bring to mind a sense of adventure, whether it’s visiting remote settlements along the Amazon river or cruising amongst amazing ice formations in Antarctica. You will get a chance to immerse yourself in nature, discover wildlife, enjoy local cultures and learn about history. Each expedition cruise is different from the last one, as we optimize every opportunity to show you the best of a destination. Trained experts give talks on board and lead shore landings and activities. Together with the other passengers you are having a shared experience which often will create a bond after a few days on board.
Sail beyond the reach of large ships
Small expedition ships carrying less than 500 passengers
When choosing a ship for your next expedition cruise, pay special attention to the number of passengers that are taken on board. On destinations such as Antarctica and the Arctic only 100 people are allowed to go on a land excursion at the same time. Large ships with over 500 passengers are not allowed to make any landings at all. So being on a smaller expedition ship has its advantages, as you can spend more time exploring instead of waiting your turn to make a landing.
The luxury is in the experience
Create life-long memories
Any cruise will take you to beautiful places. But small ship cruising is all about the experience and creating life-long memories. It takes you away from the ordinary and far beyond the roads you know. In-depth exploration of a destination is key. Go on shore excursions to experience wildlife from up close and see the world from a new perspective. Or slide into the water to dive and snorkel with the gentle giants of our ocean. We have as much fun on land as we do on the water. When you're small-ship cruising, nature comes to you.