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Small Ship Cruises

Let your most tempting travel dreams come alive as you visit smaller ports that larger ships cannot reach.
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Private Jet Service, Expedition Excursions and More
Cruise Line: Atlas Ocean Voyages
Departure: 11/19/2021 to 3/22/2022
Length: 9 to 12 Nights
Starts: Ushuaia, Argentina
Starting from
$9,999
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All-Inclusive Luxury, Roundtrip Air and More
Cruise Line: Atlas Ocean Voyages
Departure: 7/17/2021 to 9/25/2021
Length: 7 to 15 Nights
Starting from
$5,299
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Luxury Accommodations, Shore Excursions and More
Cruise Line: Atlas Ocean Voyages
Departure: 10/4/2021 to 10/29/2021
Length: 10 to 13 Nights
Starting from
$7,599
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Luxury Accommodations, Shore Excursions and More
Cruise Line: Atlas Ocean Voyages
Departure: 8/4/2021 to 8/13/2021
Length: 24 Nights
Starting from
$14,799
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Expedition Teams, Zodiac landings and More
Cruise Line: Ponant
Departure: 6/5/2021 to 8/23/2021
Length: 8 to 17 Days
Starting from
$11,600
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Water Sports, Open Bar and More
Cruise Line: Ponant
Departure: 4/18/2021 to 9/7/2021
Length: 11 to 13 Days
Starts: Darwin or Broome
Starting from
$8,980
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Pre-paid Gratuities, Complimentary Beverages and More
Cruise Line: Ponant
Departure: 5/14/2021 to 10/28/2021
Length: 5 to 14 Days
Starting from
$2,690
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Gratuities and Alluring Solo Fares
Cruise Line: Ponant
Departure: 8/4/2021 to 8/15/2021
Length: 8 Days
Starts: Roundtrip Reykjavik
Starting from
$4,970
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7 to 18 Days Mediterranean Cruises
Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Departure: 5/9/2021 to 11/1/2021
Length: 8 to 18 Days
Starting from
$3,599
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7 to 17-Day Greece Cruises
Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Ship(s): Wind Star | Star Pride | Wind Surf
Departure: 5/26/2021 to 10/1/2022
Length: 7 to 17 Days
Starting from
$3,199
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Shipboard Credit and Watersports
Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Departure: 6/16/2021 to 12/21/2022
Length: 8 Days
Starts: Papeete, Tahiti
Starting from
$5,099
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Airfare Savings, Unlimited Beverages and More
Cruise Line: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Departure: 6/2/2021 to 9/10/2022
Length: 9 to 15 Days
Starting from
$9,195
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Shore Excursions, Unlimited Beverages and More
Cruise Line: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Departure: 4/12/2021 to 6/8/2022
Length: 9 to 12 Days
Starting from
$7,045
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5-Star Luxury, Pre-Paid Gratuities and More
Cruise Line: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Departure: 4/7/2021 to 11/14/2021
Length: 8 to 15 Days
Starting from
$3,995
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All Suites, Pre-Paid Gratuities and Complimentary WiFi
Cruise Line: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Departure: 10/5/2021 to 3/10/2022
Length: 10 to 20 Days
Starting from
$8,645
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91-Day Athens to Stockholm
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 3/30/2022
Length: 91 Days
Starts: Athens (Piraeus)
Starting from
$43,110
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Shipboard Credit, Silversea Experience and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 1/3/2022
Length: 75 Days
Starts: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Starting from
$38,880
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Roundtrip Air, Early Booking Savings and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 8/24/2021
Length: 24 Days
Starts: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Starting from
$40,140
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138-Day Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 1/5/2022
Length: 138 Days
Starts: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Starting from
$64,000
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64-Day Tromsø to Nome
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 7/16/2021
Length: 64 Days
Starts: Tromso, Norway
Starting from
$79,000
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Free Economy Air, Early Booking Savings, and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 11/17/2021 to 3/13/2023
Length: 7 to 13 Days
Starting from
$3,600
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Onboard Host, Exclusive Shore Event and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Ship(s): Silver Muse | Silver Shadow
Departure: 5/27/2021 to 9/1/2022
Length: 7 to 14 Days
Starting from
$3,920
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7 Day Galápagos Cruises
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 4/3/2021 to 9/25/2021
Length: 7 Days
Starts: Baltra | San Cristobal
Starting from
$10,530
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59-Day Venice to Lisbon
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 9/8/2021
Length: 59 Days
Starts: Venice, Italy
Starting from
$35,000
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Shipboard Credit, Roundtrip Air and Exclusive Events
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 1/3/2022 to 1/16/2023
Length: 38 to 91 Days
Starting from
$17,910
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Free Airfare, Early Booking Savings and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 6/6/2021 to 8/20/2022
Length: 10 to 17 Days
Starting from
$6,400
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Early Booking Savings, Free Roundtrip Air and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 4/1/2021 to 11/21/2022
Length: 7 to 15 Days
Starting from
$4,000
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Early Booking Savings, Free Roundtrip Air and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 4/1/2021 to 5/28/2022
Length: 7 to 14 Days
Starting from
$3,840
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FREE Roundtrip Air or Business Class Air Upgrade
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 5/26/2021 to 9/22/2022
Length: 7 to 15 Days
Starting from
$4,240
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Free Economy Air, Expedition Team and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Ship(s): Silver Cloud | Silver Wind
Departure: 6/26/2021 to 8/24/2022
Length: 6 to 24 Days
Starting from
$7,920
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Early Booking Bonus Savings, Free Economy Air and More
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Ship(s): Silversea Explorer | Silver Cloud Expedition | Silver Wind
Departure: 11/14/2021 to 1/16/2022
Length: 5 to 16 Days
Starting from
$11,520
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Onboard Host and Exclusive Shore Event
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Departure: 4/28/2021 to 7/4/2021
Length: 10 to 19 Days
Starting from
$6,320
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Included Airfare, Private Beach and More
Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Departure: 4/17/2021 to 12/29/2021
Length: 7 Nights
Starts: Papeete, Tahiti
Starting from
$6,045
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All-Inclusive Luxury and Optional Pre-Cruise Railtour
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Departure: 5/28/2021 to 9/24/2021
Length: 7 Days
Starts: Vancouver, B.C. | Juneau, Alaska
Starting from
$3,999
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10 to 14-Day Expedition Cruises
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Departure: 12/23/2021 to 4/24/2022
Length: 10 to 14 Days
Starting from
$7,999
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12 to 24-Day Transatlantic Cruises
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Departure: 11/6/2021 to 4/25/2022
Length: 12 to 24 Days
Starting from
$4,499
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Early Booking Savings
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Departure: 11/7/2021 to 4/28/2022
Length: 13 to 33 Days
Starting from
$6,499
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7 to 21-Day Caribbean Cruises
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Ship(s): Seabourn Odyssey | Seabourn Sojourn
Departure: 11/6/2021 to 4/16/2022
Length: 7 to 21 Days
Starting from
$3,499
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Onboard Host, Exclusive Amenity and More
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Ship(s): Seabourn Encore | Seabourn Ovation
Departure: 5/29/2021 to 10/23/2021
Length: 7 to 21 Days
Starting from
$4,499
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Shipboard Credit, Roundtrip Business Class Air and More
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Departure: 1/11/2022
Length: 145 Days
Starts: Los Angeles, California
Starting from
$66,999
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Onboard Host, Exclusive Amenity and More
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Ship(s): Seabourn Quest | Seabourn Sojourn
Departure: 5/24/2021 to 9/11/2021
Length: 7 to 30 Days
Starting from
$4,999
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Relaxed, unregimented and club-like. These are a few ways of describing the lifestyle and pace of a small ship cruise. Most notably, the size of a small ship allows for it to dock or anchor in smaller ports that larger ships cannot reach. Additionally, you’ll enjoy a sense of immediacy and familiarity or recognition by staff that may not be as apparent on larger ships. Feel a refined level of service combined with a friendly attitude, creating an informality that is desirable aboard a smaller ship. Enjoy a greater variety of itinerary options. Public areas and staterooms or suites are proportionally spacious and airy for a ship of its size. There are usually more adults-only or adult-centered activities. You’ll feel pampered and indulged while you experience in-depth discovery of the classic destinations and unique places you visit.

Popular Destinations
You can visit six of the seven continents on a small ship cruise (for Antarctica, we recommend an expedition cruise). Classic cruise ports around the world as well as hidden gems. Greater access to more scenic cruising, such as through fjords and in shallower waters or around tropical islands.
Popular Activities
Adults, mature travelers, destination seekers, culture seekers, foodies, conversationalists, photographers, nature lovers
To learn more about these cruises please contact one of our cruise experts
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Silversea Silver Muse
Silversea Silver Muse
Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn Ovation
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Atlas Ocean Voyages, World Navigator
Atlas Ocean Voyages, World Navigator
Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Scenic Eclipse in Valletta, Malta
Scenic Eclipse in Valletta, Malta
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Gillian Clark, CTC
Gillian Clark, CTC
Cruise Consultant
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ABOUT GILLIAN
Gillian’s passion for travel has brought her to all seven continents, and she uses those vast and varied travel experiences to ensure her discerning clients ...Read more
Dan Twomey
Dan Twomey
Cruise Consultant
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ABOUT DAN
Dan credits his love of travel to his father, an Irishman, who instilled in him the culture of his native country. Since then he has ...Read more
Carol Terhune
Carol Terhune
Cruise Consultant
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ABOUT CAROL
During Carol’s decades in the travel business, she has traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, China and her favorite destination of all, Tahiti. ...Read more
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