The allure of small-ship cruises is the flexibility and ease with which we’re in a position to navigate some of the most fascinating locations on Earth, including distant islands and slender fjords inaccessible by bigger ship. To this finish, we now have chartered choose vessels from one of the best fleets on the earth for our small-ship voyages—using the best requirements and offering you with the very best experience. The entire vessels we charter offer lovely ocean-view staterooms and have entry to myriad amenities, together with a dining room, library, lounge, observation area, fleet of Zodiacs for excursions ashore, and extra.
Upcoming Small-Ship Cruises
Hidden Gems of the Caribbean
November 25 — December 6, 2018
On our journey by the lesser-identified Japanese Caribbean, we’ll venture to ports inaccessible to larger ships, affording you the chance for dazzling snorkeling, hiking, hen-watching—glimpse the St. Vincent parrot—and explorations of historic forts and peaceful colonial plazas.
India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar
January 20 — February 5, 2019
Join a brand-new expedition that provides the perfect mixture of India’s, Bangladesh’s, and Myanmar’s cultural and natural treasures. Highlights embrace spending two full days exploring the UNESCO World Biosphere-designated Sundarbans Reserve Forest, and visiting the gorgeous Shwedagon Pagoda.
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
January 24 — February 14, 2019
Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, discover the White Continent’s rugged panorama, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and having fun with each long second of daylight within the austral summer.
Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Palau
March three — March 20, 2019
Snorkel or dive nearly on daily basis as you uncover the western nook of Micronesia. You may additionally meet friendly locals, who will greet you with traditional dances; search for island endemics and a large number of seabirds; and tour the archaeological site of Nan Madol.
Treasures of Japan with South Korea
April 12 — April 28, 2019
A classic Zegrahm expedition, not solely will you get pleasure from a radical Japan tour, you’ll also spend a full day in Gyeongju, South Korea. Other highlights include visiting sacred Shinto shrines and historic Buddhist temples, discovering Hiroshima, and spending time in Matsue.
April 18 — Could 3, 2019
Join this brand-new itinerary highlighting the very best of the Iberian Peninsula’s diverse history, cultural traditions, and architectural wonders. Tour the Alhambra, visit the Sagrada Familia Church, stroll by the old town of Porto, and observe in the footsteps of ancient Christian pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.
Australia’s Kimberley: A Voyage to the Outback
Could 3 — Could 17, 2019
Your adventures in the distant and captivating Kimberley region of Western Australia are highlighted by unusual wildlife in Prince Regent Nature Reserve, the great thing about the Buccaneer Archipelago, and sublime desert-scapes.
Wild & Historic Britain with Ireland
Could three — Could 18, 2019
Witness some of Europe’s largest seabird colonies—puffins, gannets, guillemots, kittiwakes, and more—on our return to the British Isles. Visit Giant’s Causeway, Neolithic monuments, and a wide range of architectural wonders.
Underwater Wonders of Western Australia
May 13 — Might 27, 2019
Snorkel or dive practically every single day on this brand-new expedition of Western Australia, to discover colorful hard and gentle corals, together with wholesome populations of tropical fish. You’ll discover Ningagloo Reef, residence to whale sharks, dolphins, and humpback whales, in addition to Little Turtle Island, an necessary nesting site for flatback turtles.
Wild Norway & Svalbard
Might 17 — June 2, 2019
The Arctic summer season and its lingering daylight enable ample time to discover Norway and Svalbard, with their plentiful wildlife and stark pure beauty—journey by Zodiac and on foot, assembly the region’s hardy residents.
Better of the Baltic
July four — July 18, 2019
Uncover the scenic magnificence of Bornholm Island; go to Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; and tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn.
Path of the Vikings: Reykjavik to Quebec
August 27 — September 12, 2019
Cruise alongside chiseled fjords full of icebergs for up-close views of glittering glaciers on our brand-new expedition that explores the Arctic area of Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. You’ll seek for beluga whales, and seabirds reminiscent of razorbills, guillemots, and kittiwakes, and enjoy a hike through Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Papua New Guinea
September 20 — October 6, 2019
Highlights of our return to Papua New Guinea include snorkeling or diving amongst a few of the most biodiverse waters on this planet; meeting pleasant Trobriand Islanders; and watching the spectacular hearth dances of the Baining tribe.
Circumnavigation of Sicily
September 22 — October 4, 2019
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agrigento and Syracuse; cruise among the many scenic Aeolian Islands and get pleasure from up-shut views of still-energetic Stromboli Volcano; and tour Monreale’s impressive twelfth-century Cathedral, hailed as Italy’s most lovely Norman church.
Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns
October 10 — October 29, 2019
Past the typical Polynesian paradise, one may delve deeper, to find aquamarine lagoons affording the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, an intriguing Easter Island tour and the sky-piercing volcanoes of the Marquesas.
Recently refurbished, the all-suite Caledonian Sky welcomes 100 visitors at a time to her beautifully designed public areas, huge outdoor decks, alfresco dining, and Zodiac excursions.
Sized just petite sufficient for immersive regional exploration, the 65-visitor Coral Discoverer caters to the adventurous spirit with a fleet of Zodiacs—and to the sybaritic spirit with Australian and New Zealand wines, two giant-display screen TVs, and all ocean-view staterooms.
Coral Expeditions II
Function-built for cruising the good Barrier reef the 42-guest Coral Expeditions II is the best size to access the easiest dive and snorkel sites in the area. Refurbished in 2015, public areas include a spacious lounge, small library, single-seating dining room, and a big solar deck.
The intimate Evolution accommodates simply 32 company. Public areas embrace an observation deck and a canopied bar on the roof deck, a single-seating dining room, cozy lounge, and Jacuzzi. A fleet of Zodiacs can be found for scenic cruising and landing on remote shores.
The all-suite Hebridean Sky welcomes 104 guests at a time to her beautifully designed public spaces, vast out of doors decks, alfresco dining, and Zodiac excursions.
The not too long ago enhanced Island Sky is the better of each worlds for an expedition ship—spacious, but intimate, with an elegant piano bar, properly-stocked library, alfresco dining on the rear sun deck, and a fleet of Zodiacs for excursions ashore.
Le Champlain is at present in the process of being constructed, and can be accomplished in 2018. It will feature revolutionary and enivronment-friendly gear, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with giant home windows, and lounge areas that open onto the surface.
As beguiling as a sleek, three-masted sailing ship is anticipated to be, the graceful Le Ponant gives two eating places, all ocean-view staterooms, Zodiacs and watersports equipment, and extra beneath her 16,140-sq.-foot sails.
Outfitted with stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull, the Ocean Adventurer guarantees a easy journey in the world’s most adventurous seas—hallmarks include a first-price satellite navigation and communication system, a fleet of Zodiacs, all ocean-view staterooms, a small gym, a dining room, and extra.
Inbuilt 1960 and scheduled to be refurbished in 2018, the Serenissima is a snug and contemporary expedition vessel. Public spaces embrace two lounges (one with a library and video games), a single-seating dining room, and elegant bar.
Ship Details View Journeys
Lately refurbished, the 120-guest Silver Discoverer is ideal for cruising among the many nooks and crannies of far-flung Asian and African islands. Every stateroom options an ocean view and her fleet of Zodiacs allows for up-shut exploration of distant shorelines and offshore islands.