67 Small Ship Cruise Line Reviews, A to Z

We cover these 67 small ship cruise lines, with more coming soon. A Abercrombie & Kent (Expeditions, Oceangoing, Rivers, Sailing) — Antarctica, Arctic, Cuba, Egypt, East Asia Alaska Marine Highway (Coastal) — Alaska Alaskan Dream Cruises (Expeditions) — Southeast...

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5 Types of Small Ship Cruises

QuirkyCruise covers five different types of small ship cruises that ply the waterways of the world carrying fewer than 300 passengers: coastal, expedition, oceangoing, river and sailing ships. Coastal Ships Perhaps the hardest category to pin down, coastal ships...

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67 Small Ship Cruise Line Reviews by Destination

Here's where our 67 small ship cruise lines are going.   Africa (including Egypt) Grand Circle Cruise Line (Expeditions, Oceangoing, Rivers) Hapag-Lloyd Expeditions Cruises (Expeditions) St. Helena Line (Oceangoing) Ponant (Expeditions, Oceangoing, Sailing)...

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11 FAQs About Small Ship Cruises

By Ted Scull & Heidi Sarna. Here are answers to 11 frequently asked questions about small ship cruising. Q: Will I feel hemmed in on a small ship?  A: The lounges and bars will appear intimate rather than spacious and not as numerous as on larger ships. Then...

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What Kind of Small Ship Cruise is Best for You?

KID-FRIENDLY (age 12+) small ship cruises Thanks to sporty activities like kayaking, hiking and snorkeling, these lines are great for families during summers and holidays.  Alaskan Dream Cruises; AmaWaterways (Disney charter); Australis; Blue Lagoon Cruises; Captain...

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10 Things to Expect on Small Ship Cruises

By Heidi Sarna. Small ship cruises have big advantages and that’s why we and lots of other people love them. But for small-ship newbies who aren’t sure what to expect, here’s the lowdown. 1. Expect to mingle with the other passengers. Small ships are intimate and...

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12 Budgeting Tips for Planning a Small Ship Cruise

by Ted Scull & Heidi Sarna. A small-ship cruise, like any cruise, includes a lot of the basics in the fare — your cabin, meals and often guides/lecturers — but not everything. Because small-ship cruises are interesting and offbeat by their very nature, there are...

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7 Photos Show Why Small-Ship Cruising is Awesome

by Heidi Sarna & Ted Scull. See for yourself why small-ship cruises are the only way to go. Small-ship cruises squeeze through narrow locks. The Gota Canal Steamship Company's Juno on Sweden's picturesque Gota Canal.   Small ships carry aboard even smaller...

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