Award-winning Small Ship Fleet

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked our fleet among the “Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World”

M/V Artemis

50 passengers

2 groups of 25

M/V Arethusa

50 passengers

2 groups of 25

M/V Athena

50 passengers

2 groups of 25

M/V Corinthian

98 passengers

4 groups of 25

M/V Clio

89 passengers

4 groups of 25

PRIVATELY CHARTERED

M/S Discovery

24 passengers

1 group of 25

PRIVATELY CHARTERED

Ocean Diamond

150 passengers

6 groups of 25

CHARTERED

Hurtigruten Ships

400-1000 passengers

4 groups of 25

Small Ship Experience

See what sets us apart in the cruising industry

Small ships,
smaller groups

Our private small ships range in size from just 24 to 98 passengers. You’ll step ashore and explore with the help of your local Trip Leader in groups of no more than 25 travelers. We are the only cruise line to provide these regional experts dedicated to your group throughout the entire trip. While onboard, your Trip Leader, fellow travelers and welcoming crew will always be close at hand, creating a warm atmosphere that feels like a family gathering.

Step into the heart of coastal communities

When you step out into a new destination in your small group of 25, locals perceive you as a curious visitor rather than a tourist, creating an environment that encourages friendly and authentic cultural interactions. Therefore, you’ll explore your destination on a deeper, more authentic level, experiencing the hidden gems that other American travelers miss—while learning about the local culture from those who work, learn, and live there.

The leader in
solo-friendly travel

Whether you choose to travel with a sister, daughter, or friend; share a room with a fellow travel enthusiast you’ve met through our Roommate Matching Program; or set off on your own for an independent adventure, you’ll always enjoy the best value and experience in solo travel. We offer FREE or low-cost Single Supplements on every cruise vacation and FREE Single Supplements on every trip extension. Plus, with dedicated Trip Leaders and regional offices nearby for support, you’ll always feel safe and secure.

Gain unique access
to remote ports

The size of our ships allows us to slip into more remote ports and harbors, away from larger cruise ships. On some cruises, we will use a tender, or Zodiac craft, to reach the shore in some of these ports, allowing us to get even closer to the heart of the places we visit. As a result, you spend less time transferring to and from your destination, and more time immersing yourself in daily life. What’s more, you can take advantage of this proximity by going to and from your ship at leisure.

Small Ship Adventures

Explore our full roster of small ship experiences. Click each link to read full itinerary details, watch immersive films and videos, learn about trip extensions, and more.

Italy & The Mediterranean

12 DAYS

19 DAYS

27 DAYS

NEW Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta
Aboard the M/V Artemis
Sailing season: March, July

16 DAYS

NEW Italy’s Western Coast & Islands: A Voyage from Rome to Valletta
Aboard the M/V Artemis
Sailing season: March-November

17 DAYS

NEW Undiscovered Adriatic: Eastern Italy, Venice, Puglia & Malta
Aboard the M/V Artemis
Sailing season: March, May-October

16 DAYS

The Rivieras: Italy, France & the Isles
Aboard the M/V Arethusa
Sailing season: March-October

14 DAYS

Enhanced! Iberian Voyage: Lisbon to Barcelona
Aboard the M/V Corinthian or M/V Clio
Sailing season: March-April, September-October

12 DAYS

NEW Voyage to Istria: Italy, Slovenia & Croatia
Aboard the M/V Arethusa
Sailing season: November-March

Adriatic & Greek Isles

16 DAYS

Hidden Gems of the Dalmatian Coast & Greece
Aboard the M/V Athena
Sailing season: March-November

16 DAYS

New! The Aegean Islands, Athens & Ephesus
Aboard the M/V Athena
Sailing season: March-June, August-September

15 DAYS

Cruising the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Aboard the M/V Artemis or Athena
Sailing season: November-March

Northern Europe

17 DAYS

New! Fjord Cruise & Lapland: Norway, Finland & the Arctic
Aboard the Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage Ship
Sailing season: April-October

14 DAYS

Grand Baltic Sea Voyage
Aboard the M/V Clio
Sailing season: May-August

15 DAYS

Maritime Jewels of the British Isles & Ireland
Aboard the M/V Corinthian
Sailing season: May-September

18 DAYS

Spain's Northern Coast & the Bay of Biscay
Aboard the M/V Corinthian or M/V Clio
Sailing season: April-May, September

Central America

12 DAYS

Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United
Aboard the M/S Discovery
Sailing season: January-July, September-December

Antarctica

14 DAYS

Antartica's White Wilderness
Aboard the Ocean Diamond
Sailing season: December-February

Middle East

14 DAYS

New! Suez Canal Crossing: Israel, Egypt, Jordan & the Red Sea
Aboard the M/V Clio
Sailing season: November-March