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Here are some enticing small ship cruise offers curated by a handful of well-respected travel companies, agencies and tour operators that specialize in selling small-ship cruises, including:

 

Grand Victoria: The Queen of Burgundy

Luxury Barge Cruises

 

The Small Cruise Ship Collection

Small Ship Cruise Collection's Powell Ettinger

 

Cruise Traveller

Cruise Traveller

 

eWaterways

eWaterways

 

AdventureSmith Explorations

AdventureSmith Explorations
 

 

 

Happy small-ship cruising!

 

Special Offers

Grand Victoria “The Queen of Burgundy” Barge
20% off full-barge charters when booked by Jan 2, 2020; mention code QC2020

special offer for a grand victoria barge cruise

The lovely sun deck of the 6-passenger Grand Victoria. * Photo: Grand Victoria Cruises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Small Cruise Ship Collection (posted May 16, 2019)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted April 25, 2019)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted April 3, 2019)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted March 3, 2019)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection (posted Jan 27, 2019)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted Jan 18, 2019)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted Dec 12, 2018 )

The Small Cruise Ship Collection (posted Nov 23, 2018)

AdventureSmith Explorations (posted Oct 29, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection (posted Oct 13, 2018)

AdventureSmith Explorations (posted Sept 30, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted Sept 27, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection (posted Sept 14, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted Aug 20, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted July 20, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted July 14, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted June 18, 2018)

eWaterways Deals (posted June 8, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted June 1, 2018)

Cruise Planners Deals (posted May 26, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted May 24, 2018)

Cruise Planners Deals (posted April 20, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted April 14, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted April 8, 2018)

Cruise Planners Deals (posted March 24, 2018)

Cruise Traveller Deals (posted March 16, 2018)

eWaterways Deals (posted March 9, 2018)

Cruise Planners Deals (posted March 8, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted March 2, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted Feb 16, 2018)

eWaterways Deals (posted Feb 9, 2018)

The Small Cruise Ship Collection Deals (posted Feb 6, 2018)

 

 

Note

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Have a look at four small-ship cruise promotions being offered by the folks at eWaterways — see what floats your boat. The eWaterways deals range from Panama Canal transits to cruises in Alaska’s Inside Passage and India’s Ganges River.  For more details or to book, click on the links to go to the agency’s website. Click here for more info about eWaterways.

Ruxandra Nicolescu of eWaterways Cruises

Happy small-ship cruising!

 

 

eWaterways Deals

Grande Mariner

Panama Canal & Islands in 2019

Cruise: 11-Night Panama Canal & Islands Cruises in 2019.

Offer:  Book early before July 1, 2018 and save — Category I cabin was $4,999, now $4,249; Category II cabin was $5,999, now $5,099; Category III cabin was $6,879, now $5,847; Category IV cabin was $7,429, now $6,314.

Ship: 48-passenger Grande Mariner; built 1998 & refurbished in 2010.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

 

eWaterways Deals

Stella Australis

Patagonia & Cape Horn, South America, in 2018 & 2019

Cruise: 4-, 6- & 8-Night Patagonia & Cape Horn Cruises in 2018 & 2019.

Offer: 10% discount off all published fares for bookings until June 30, 2018, for travel in the 2018-2019 season.

Ship: 210-passenger Stella Australis, built in 2010.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

 

eWaterways Deals

Star Legend

Alaskan Splendors in 2018

Cruise: 11-Night Cruise From Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) in 2018.

Offer: Hot deal for departure on Aug 30, 2018; was $7,599 per person, now $3,499 per person.

Ship: 212-passenger Star Legend, built 1991 & refurbished in 2015.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.  * Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

eWaterways Deals

Orient Pandaw

Lower Ganges River Cruise in 2019

Cruise: 7 Nights From Kolkata to Farraka, India, in 2019.

Offer:  Save up to 10% and no single supplement on selected dates in Jan and Feb 2019; from $1,701 per person.

Ship: 60-passenger Orient Pandaw, built 2008.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise. * Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

Note: Deals are generated by, and the responsibility of, eWaterways, and are based on availability and are subject to change. Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time. All rates are per person and some fares may include shore excursions and some or all beverages.

 

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eWaterways Deals (March 9, 2018)

Have a look at the five “New Ships & Itineraries” small-ship cruise promotions being offered by the folks at eWaterways — see what floats your boat. The eWaterways deals range from cruises along the New England coast to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  For more details or to book, click on the links to go to the agency’s website. Click here for more info about eWaterways.

Ruxandra Nicolescu of eWaterways Cruises

Happy small-ship cruising!

 

Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam Cruises

Ginger

Cruise: 2-Day “Hidden Worlds” Vietnam Cruise.

Offer:  Book a cruise before August 31, 2018 and enjoy our special “Grand Opening” cabin rates. Valid on all departure dates between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Ship: 12-suite Ginger.

Visit the eWaterways site for more info or to book this cruise.

 

 

Historic North Atlantic & Coastal New England Cruises
eWaterways Deals (March 9, 2018)

Victory 1

Cruise: 7-day New England Cruises.

Offer: Special 2-for-1 offers starting at $2,413 per person, double occupancy. Valid for departures on September 5, 12 and 19, 2018.

Ship: 202-passenger Victory I.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.

 

 

Mississippi River Cruises
eWaterways Deals (March 9, 2018)

American Song

Cruise: Lower Mississippi River Cruises.

Offer: Save $500 per person in all categories; offer valid for the Nov 17, 2018 departure.

Ship: 184-passenger American Song (to be launched in October 2018).

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.

* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

Croatia Cruises
eWaterways Deals (March 9, 2018)

Stella Maris

Cruise: 7-day Dubrovnik to Porec (or in reverse) Cruises.

Offer: Save $500 per person/$1000 per cabin; valid for departures on April 28, August 4 and August 18, 2018.

Ship: 36-passenger Stella Maris.

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.

 

 

Danube River Cruises
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AMA Magna

Cruise: 7-night Romantic Danube Cruises.

Offer: 10% discount on any published fare for all departures in June 2019.

Ship: 194-passenger AMA MAGNA (to be launched May 2019).

Visit the eWaterways site for more details or to book this cruise.

* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

Note: Deals are generated by, and the responsibility of, eWaterways, and are based on availability and are subject to change. Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time. All rates are per person and some fares may include shore excursions and some or all beverages.

 

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eWaterways Deals (February 9, 2018)

The folks at eWaterways are sharing these five “Early Bird” small-ship cruise promotions — have a look to see if anything tickles your fancy. The eWaterways deals range from a Gota canal cruise in Sweden to a voyage along the coast of Iceland. For more details or to book, click on the links to go to the agency’s website. Click here for more info about eWaterways.

Ruxandra Nicolescu of eWaterways Cruises

Happy small-ship cruising!

 

Early Bird Promotions

Sweden, Gota Canal Cruise
eWaterways deals (February 9, 2018)

The very special Diana on the Gota Canal.

Cruise:  5-night “Grand Sweden Cruise” between Gothenburg and Stockholm (both directions) on the Gota Canal.

Offer: Early Booking Offer — Book a cruise by March 15, 2018 and receive a 10% discount off published cabin fares for summer cruises. Conditions Apply.

Boat: 50-passenger Diana, beautiful classic boat built in 1931

Visit eWaterways for more details about this cruise.

Read Heidi’s QuirkyCruise article about sister Juno on the Gota Canal.

 

 

Vietnam and Cambodia Mekong River Cruise
eWaterways deals (Feb 9, 2018)

Jahan

Cruise: 7-night “Lost Civilization” Mekong River Cruise between Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon and Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Offer:  Discount of 25% on cruise package rate on selected departures if booked by February 282018. Conditions apply.

Boat:  52-passenger Jahan, built in 2011

Visit eWaterways for more details about this cruise.


Read Heidi’s QuirkyCruise article about her last Mekong River Cruise.

Read Ted’s QuirkyCruise article about his last Mekong River Cruise.

 

Iceland Cruise
eWaterways deals (February 9, 2018)

The 3-masted Panorama.

Cruise: 7-night “Journeys in the Land of Ice and Fire” Iceland Cruise from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

Offer: Get a 25% reduction on official rates in double occupancy or no single supplement for single travelers. Valid for the June 16, 2018 departure. Conditions Apply.

Boat: 49-passenger Panorama, built in 1992 & renovated in 2009

Visit eWaterways for more details about this cruise.

Read Randy’s Mink’s 2-part Iceland cruise article.

 

 

French Rhone and Saone Rivers Cruise
eWaterways deals (February 9, 2018)

Arosa Stella.

Cruise: 7-night “Classical Rhone” Cruise on A-Rosa Stella.

Offer: Early Booking Discount — Save up to USD $250 per person. Booking discount valid until February 28, 2018. Conditions Apply.

Ship: 174-passenger A-Rosa Stella, built in 2005

Visit eWaterways for more details about this cruise.
* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

 

Danube River Cruise
eWaterways deals (February 9, 2018)

Amadesus Silver

Cruise: 7 ]-night “Classical Music Danube River” Cruise from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary.

Offer: Private concerts included for the Sept 1, 2018 departure. Conditions Apply.

Ship: 180-passenger Amadeus Silver, built in 2013

Visit eWaterways for more details about this cruise.
* Or call eWaterways US @ 1-877-217-4083 or  inquire at sales@eWaterways.com, and mention you saw this promotion on QuirkyCruise.com.

 

 

 

Note: Deals are generated by, and the responsibility of, eWaterways, and are based on availability and are subject to change. Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time. All rates are per person and some fares may include shore excursions and some or all beverages.

 

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10 Best Small Ship cruises include the Sweden-based Juno

QuirkyCruise’s Heidi Sarna had an e-chat with Ruxandra Nicolescu, General Manager North America, for eWaterways Cruises Ltd, to find out more about this small-ship cruise specialist.

Ruxandra Nicolescu of eWaterways Cruises

 

We’re happy to announce eWaterways will offer QuirkyCruise readers a
selection of curated small-ship cruise deals every month. 

 

QC: When was eWaterways founded and by whom?
Ruxandra Nicolescu

Ruxandra Nicolescu

Ruxandra Nicolescu:  Back in 2008, a group of top industry professionals had the vision that small-ship cruising is one of the last true niche markets in the travel industry that will see a huge expansion in the years to come. After sourcing partners that offered unique cruise products and met the highest standards of qualification in service, value and safety, eWaterways — the small-ship cruises experts — was born as the first small-ship cruise online consolidator. We sell small-ship cruises directly to individual consumers and also through travel agents.

In 2018, as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we are still the largest online aggregator of small-ship cruises, distributing more than 2,000 itineraries around the world, operated by over 400 suppliers with more than 1,200 ships. eWaterways has its headquarters in London, England, with its global team of travel, technology and small ship experts in offices located in Europe, North America and Australia.

 

QC: What kinds of small-ship cruises do you sell?

Ruxandra Nicolescu:  eWaterways products are all things small-ship cruising — river cruises, luxury yachts, small boats and expedition cruises, sailing, and hotel barges. eWaterways covers the world and caters for every style of travel, from luxury accommodation to budget cruises and everything in between.

 

QC: What value-added benefits do you offer your customers?

Ruxandra Nicolescu:  For all our direct customers, we are the best industry resource: a one-stop shop for small-ship cruises, unmatched inventory, and a great supplier and price comparison tool, coupled with expert customer service and the “Lowest Price Guarantee” promise.

eWaterways also proudly serves around 9,000 travel agents — out of which approximately 2,500 are in North America — who count on us for specialization, education, guidance, support, preferential special offers, training and familiarization trips.

 

QC: How do you see the small-ship cruise niche evolving?

Ruxandra Nicolescu:  The vision that our founders had back in 2008 could not have been more validated by reality. We believe small ship cruising has been the fastest growing segment in the travel industry in the last few years. And, despite the challenges in travel today, or maybe because of them, small ship cruises will stay relevant to all travelers who desire more intimate, personal and unusual experiences away from madding crowds and away from mainstream itineraries and ultra-crowded destinations.

As a company, eWaterways has grown with the industry, never stopped innovating, and we have more technology integration in our plans for 2018. But some things have never changed — our passion, our dedication to excellence, always expanding our professional expertise, and most importantly, the special attention we give to our clients and partners.

 

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