Small Ship & Expedition Cruises - 2018/2019

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5.0 | Excellent | 4 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, 50 plus
Visits: Greece, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Meissen, Rome, Sorrento
From $ 4,350
$ 435 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Spain
  • Discover the cities of taly & Greece
  • Enjoy the nature by travelling in Silver Wind Ship
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3.7 | Great | 7 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Argentina, Buenos Aires, Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From $ 8,031
$ 502 per day
Highlights
  • First class scientific lectures
  • Come ashore on isolated beaches and spend the night in a tent
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66° 33’ 39’’
  • See penguins, Leopard seals and whales
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4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
By
St Hilda Sea Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Relaxing Retreats, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Birding, Small Ship Cruise, Sailing, Singles Travel, Transformative
Visits: Scotland, United Kingdom
From $ 2,120
$ 177 per day
Highlights
  • Visit Hirta - a UNESCO world heritage site
  • See the sea cliffs of the St Kilda islands
  • Explore the islands of the Outer Hebrides and the Small Islands
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Sailing
Visits: Ecuador, Galapagos, Isla Floreana, Darwin, Quito
From $ 2,564
$ 299 per day
Highlights
  • Send a postcard to the jealous folk back home in Post Office Bay
  • Spy pink flamingos wading the lagoons of Punta Cormorant
  • Snorkel through the underwater wonderland of Devil’s Crown
  • Watch waved albatross taking off along Punta Suarez
  • Savour dramatic views of Cerro Brujo’s volcanic landscape
  • Do some beach lazing with the local California sea lions of Gardner Beach
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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Argentina, New Zealand, Antarctic Peninsula, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From $ 25,700
$ 803 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel
  • Discover Flora and fauna in the Ross Sea
  • Visit Terra Nova Bay
  • Visit Borchgrevink's Hut
  • Visit the sub-Antarctic New Zealand Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campbell Island
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5.0 | Excellent | 1 Review
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Canada, Nova Scotia
From $ 8,170
$ 1,021 per day
Highlights
  • Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration
  • See WWII harbor defenses, and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era as a colonial superpower
  • Discover sweeping dunes, wind- and wave-carved cliffs, and sandstone hills in a wild land
  • Explore the intriguing red cliffs and strange tabletop formations at Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 11,999
From $ 16,199
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 545 per day
Highlights
  • Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the falkland islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on zodiacs
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Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Chile
From $ 11,595
$ 1,160 per day
Highlights
  • The excitement of a southbound Drake Passage crossing
  • The speed and convenience of a northbound flight over the Drake Passage
  • All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights
  • Lecturers and specialists deliver presentations on geology and animal life
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3.7 | Great | 7 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Greenland, Iceland, Nuuk, Oslo, Reykjavík
From $ 6,531
$ 502 per day
Highlights
  • See a number of large fjord systems in Greenland and on Spitsbergen
  • Visit Greenland, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Spitsbergen in the same journey
  • See the wildlife in the Arctic
  • Enjoy an expedition under the midnight sun
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5.0 | Excellent | 4 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, 50 plus
Visits: Canada, United States, Alaska, Anchorage, Juneau, Kenai Fjords National Park, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, Vancouver, Yukon
From $ 4,450
$ 636 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Vancouver and its natural beauty
  • Discover Ketchikan
  • Explore the historical sites of Sitka
  • Visit to the beautiful Seward
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5.0 | Excellent | 6 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel, Transformative
Visits: Iceland, Blue Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Reykjavík
From $ 9,820
$ 893 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Iceland’s wild western coast
  • Siglutjörout in the north
  • The rarely- visited rugged east coast
  • And the Westman islands, one of the planet’s youngest archipelagos
  • Europe's largest icecap
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Small Ship Cruise, Sailing
Visits: Greece, Mykonos, Santorini
$ 1,981
From $ 2,126
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 191 per day
Highlights
  • The sight of a Santorini sunset can turn even the most hardened of souls into a romantic. Walk along the volcanic rim of the island past white villages that cling to plunging cliffs
  • Sail across the Aegean Sea on a yacht and island hop through the picture-postcard Cyclades. Swim off the side of the boat and let the waves rock you to sleep each night
  • Feast on fresh seafood at a sleepy waterfront taverna in the Small Cyclades islands, far away from tourists and the rest of the world
  • Step back in time among the Venetian architecture of Naxos and learn about present-day rural life with a daytrip to a country village
  • The chic isle of Mykonos invites you to embrace your hedonistic side with its boutique culture and thumping nightlife
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4.3 | Great | 9 Reviews
By
Abercrombie & Kent
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Ecuador, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island
From $ 9,195
$ 920 per day
Highlights
  • Cruise for seven nights aboard 'Xperience' - an expedition vessel that blends stability, comfort and flexibility - in the Galápagos Islands
  • Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife encounters in the world, both on land and in the water
  • Discover the Galápagos Islands on twice-daily shore excursions that include nature walks limited to 12 guests for more interaction with your naturalist guide
  • Choose from kayaking or snorkeling, depending on the location, or simply relax on deck or on shore
  • Observe giant tortoises up close, in their natural habitats
  • A Young Explorers Guide provides child-friendly programs and activities, such as wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making
  • Enjoy the convenience of earlier seating and kid-friendly menus at meal times
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5.0 | Excellent | 8 Reviews
By
Hidden Places Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel, Transformative
Visits: Ecuador, Galapagos, Isla Santa Fe, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago
From $ 5,300
$ 482 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Quito
  • Explore Santa Cruz and have an opportunity to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Visit San Cristobel Island
  • An opportunity to visit Bartolome Islands, Genovesa Island and Sombrero Chino Islands
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3.4 | Average | 26 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Czech Republic, Germany, Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, Potsdam, Prague, Wittenberg
From $ 2,095
$ 161 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy twelve days River Cruise vacation
  • Insightful and informative port tour
  • Land tours and shipboard programs
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Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Transformative
Visits: Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Sibenik, Split
From $ 6,997
$ 538 per day
Highlights
  • Opportunity to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Mostar, Trogir and Dubrovnik impressive Cities
  • Experience the cruise to Sibenik
  • Explore Hvar, city which is one of the largest and oldest in Dalmatia
  • Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Sarajevo including the Parliament Buildings
  • Discover Frankfurt
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5.0 | Excellent | 1 Review
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Costa Rica, Panama, Coiba National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Panama City
From $ 5,990
$ 749 per day
Highlights
  • Venture into remote wilderness: hike among monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, and explore far from any inhabited places
  • Transit the Panama Canal—a historical marvel of engineering
  • Kayak cool azure waters where the rain forest meets the sea
  • Explore idyllic islands; snorkel over a vibrant coral reef and take an expedition landing craft cruise through mangroves.
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4.6 | Excellent | 64 Reviews
By
Explore!
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Relaxing Retreats, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Ushuaia
$ 10,460
From $ 14,121
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 947 per day
Highlights
  • Visit both sides of the Peninsula - explore the Eastern and Western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Fly and Cruise itinerary - offers more time to explore
  • Enjoy incredible penguin rookeries - see Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins in their hundreds
  • Glacial scenery - enjoy the freedom of being in the vast, ice-sculpted Antarctic wilderness
  • Travel on a small, friendly expedition ship - enjoying regular shore landings
  • Expert naturalists - enjoy lectures and presentations from the Expedition crew
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4.4 | Great | 8 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: United States, Alaska
$ 3,595
From $ 4,422
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 449 per day
Highlights
  • Hike and kayak in Alaska's "wild and woolly" places with unforgettable sights
  • Explore Tongass National Forest, El Capitan Passage, and Frederick Sound
  • Sleep aboard a nimble, small expedition ship with cabins and private facilities
  • Visit the carving school and totems at Klawock, a native Tlingit Village
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4.6 | Excellent | 14 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Argentina, Buenos Aires, Livingstone, Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
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Highlights
  • Breeching whales and barking seals
  • The towering, icy cliffs of Lemaire Channel
  • Spectacular Paradise Bay
  • Hundreds of thousands of penguins
  • Stunning icebergs
  • Surprising, sophisticated Buenos Aires
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