Small-Ship Cruises

Small scale, big experience

The benefits of a cruise are clear; you get to explore a variety of destinations without having the hassle of overland travel and with the ease of only having to unpack once. The downside on most cruises, for those who prefer more exclusive travel, is that you have to disembark at each port with thousands of others! 

Well, you certainly don’t have to do that on one of our hand-picked small-ship cruises. You get all the benefits, safe in the knowledge that our ships can take port in far smaller destinations, away from the large cruise crowds and that you’ll disembark with a small group of like-minded travellers who want to experience the destination in the same meaningful way as you do.  

Our cruises allow you to island hop around Greece on a mega-yacht, cruise the Croatian coast visiting some of the most spectacular sights the country has to offer, enjoy Southern Spain and Portugal from a totally new perspective or, for something totally different, you can explore the wilds of Greenland and Iceland either combining the two or completely circumnavigating Iceland.

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Mediterranean delights

Our small-ship cruises allow you to visit some Southern European gems, travelling in comfort and exploring in style.

In Greece, exclusive mega-yacht accommodation makes things nice and indulgent, and our cruise around the blissful Aegan Sea offers the chance to practice the art of island hopping in true style. Any nights on land are spent in excellent hotel accommodation. Stops will be provided en route for swimming in secluded bays and you’ll have expert advice on the best way to maximise your time in the islands.

In Croatia, our voyages include highlights such as Dubrovnik and the chance to enjoy the likes of Plitvice National Park. The 34 metre-long ships are a delight and are wonderfully equipped for exploring the coastal highlights as well as some areas which are further off the beaten track.

In Spain and Portugal our voyages are on board a double-masted motorsailer which has previously ventured across the Atlantic, prior to retiring to sunnier climes. With 49 passengers and 18 crew you will be well looked after as you wine and dine your way around the likes of Gibraltar, Seville, Cadiz and have time to go inland to the delights of Granada and the Alhambra.

Arctic highlights

For those who are after a real adventure, we have a range of cruises which showcase the very best of the far North of Europe including Greenland and Iceland.

These voyages have a real exploratory undertone to them and focus heavily on the natural wonders of these remote and wild islands. Our Natural Wonders cruise combines both Greenland and Iceland starting in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and visiting the exceptional Ice Fjords and remote townships which lie around the dramatic coast before crossing The Denmark Strait to the Westman Islands and making port in Iceland where we can arrange a multitude of ground arrangements.

If you want to experience Iceland in its entirety then the Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise is perfect. Travel full circle around the island from Reykjavik, and stop at a huge variety of ports that allow you to soak up the natural wonders of this unforgettable destination.

These voyages take place on board the Ocean Diamond which carried a maximum of 224 people; equipped for the Arctic, the ship still offers a range of modern comforts. The expert staff and huge range of ground excursion options available on board make this vessel ideal for exploring this unforgettable region. 

Image credits: Variety Cruises, Gullivers Travel, Mario Pavlovic

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