If you’re looking for a unique vacation, why not try a small ship cruise? A variety of cruise lines offering a wide array of itineraries are available. Explore the Americas, Europe, Tahiti, the Caribbean and more. Read on to learn about the advantages of a small ship cruise.
Small ships typically hold anywhere from 36-96 passengers. Guests really get to know one another, the captain, crew, and even the chef. Meals are informal with open seating, and entertainment and cuisine tend to be local.
Itineraries can also be flexible based on passenger preferences and area offerings.
Most small ships have inclusions that large ships don’t offer. Daily excursions, wine and spirits, the use of kayaks or bicycles, and sometimes even a massage are included in the price of your trip. Local guides can answer destination questions, and onboard experts often accompany you on excursions.
Small ships have access to ports that can’t accommodate larger ships. This allows guests a very different experience. You may be able to get really close to watch a glacier calve, or even paddle board in a remote cove that is otherwise inaccessible. In addition, excursions are exclusive; you may learn to play the steel drums in Honduras, or set anchor in the beautiful Princess Louisa Inlet and kayak to shore for a hike.
Small ships provide a great mix of adventure, culture and relaxation. Dinners are informal, the atmosphere is laid back and the excursions are one of a kind. If you prefer to read a book instead of exploring the city, go for it.
Service is typically top-notch, but exploring your destination is truly the focus of a small ship cruise.
A small ship won’t have the bells and whistles of a large ocean liner, but it will give you a unique adventure and memorable vacation.