Small Ships, Big Experiences
For many of us, the thought of cramming onto a massive ship with thousands of other passengers – and then trying to get off again – is the last thing we want to do on holidays.
That’s where the delightful luxury of small ship cruising comes into its own. Small ships come in many forms ranging from river barges, yachts and sports cruisers with just a handful of guests, right up to mini cruise ships with a few hundred guests enjoying indulgence and personal service in a way inconceivable on the huge behemoths of the sea. Small ships are renowned for their ability to explore remote locations with little or no infrastructure, offering guests cultural and wildlife experiences impossible on larger ships.
These robust vessels have made Arctic and Antarctic cruising possible as well as opening up smaller destinations in the Mediterranean and tiny islands across the Pacific.
Like the very oceans they cruise upon, each small ship cruise operator has its own stories and unique character, which Travel Associates will help you discover.