There is something magical about sailing from island to island on a small ship, be it the stunning views of the crystal clear waters, the glowing reflection of the sun, the soothing sound of calm waves or the chance for a cooling dip in the water at any given moment. Having all of this in between visits to some breath-taking destinations is merely the icing on the cake…
An increasingly popular form of holiday, ‘island hopping’ offers a completely new outlook on many destinations. Most well-known coastal locations are home to magical, unique islands and archipelagos – many of which are practically untouched by tourists. Countries such as Croatia, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Iceland can all boast many islands, or striking coastal landscapes, that are worth voyaging along.
Reaching some of the most secluded and idyllic of these islands can be difficult to arrange; transport links are often limited and many small harbours cannot accommodate large ships. Small cruise ships, however, have the luxury of anchoring in the smallest and remotest ports, allowing you to enjoy the serene and tranquil islands that are largely bypassed by tourists, as well as the more popular, cosmopolitan islands. No organisation from you is necessary, as our expert local suppliers hand-pick only the most beautiful destinations and include them in smooth-sailing itineraries.
Once you anchor in each harbour, you can traverse areas at your own pace, with enough time for thorough exploration. Some cruises also offer guided tours (sometimes for an extra fee) taking you on fascinating excursions, showing you the cultural highlights. Otherwise, the on board crew are more than happy to recommend sites, restaurants, trails– anything that they feel cannot be missed.
Choosing from our range of cruises can take you along the coast of Dalmatia, from port to port along the coast of Spain and Portugal or across the Aegean Sea, as well as other ventures.