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Barcelona
Riviera Delights, Barcelona To Civitavecchia

Riviera Delights, Barcelona To Civitavecchia

22 Apr 2023
9 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Europe
Includes FREE private door to door chauffeur transfers*, flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, all excursions including Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes, butler for all guests, gratuities and more | Save up to 20% - book now and pay in full 12 months prior to travel to receive these prices

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was £6519pp

£5199

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Hakodate
Tokyo to Tokyo

Tokyo to Tokyo

09 Apr 2023
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Asia & Indian Ocean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $200 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, NEW complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6299pp

£5439

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6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

20 Mar 2022
12 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Bermuda
Confirmed restart | EXCLUSIVE to SixStarCrusies - Three-night all-inclusive hotel stay in Barbados fast track and VIP experience at Barbados Airport | Includes flights, overseas transfers, <b>Three-night pre-cruise all-inclusive hotel stay at Crystal Cove</b> and up to 76 FREE shore excursions <br><b> Upgrade</b> to a four-night hotel stay at Tamarind Cove for <b>JUST £100pp<b/> <br> Call for amazingly low prices on room upgrades at either hotel

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was £8059pp

£5799

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Norwegian Spring

Norwegian Spring

24 Apr 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Venture
Scandinavia
Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £7379pp

£7079

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wt
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Dubrovnik
Croatia in Depth - Dubrovnik to Venice

Croatia in Depth - Dubrovnik to Venice

21 May 2022
7 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
FREE premium drinks package available for a limited time! Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - Klapa Performance in the cellars of Diocletians' Palace <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£3309

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Norwegian Spring

Norwegian Spring

24 Apr 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Venture
Scandinavia
Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £7379pp

£7079

pp

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497
expedition cruise
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Antarctica in Depth - Roundtrip Buenos Aires

Antarctica in Depth - Roundtrip Buenos Aires

26 Feb 2022
15 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Antarctica
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $200 FREE to spend on-board per couple | FREE one-way Business Class flight upgrade! FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers, flights with a FREE one-way upgrade to Business Class, overseas transfers a one-night pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires | Includes up to 20% super early bird savings - book now and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £12829pp

£10379

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437
yacht cruise
Caribbean Islands Odyssey

Caribbean Islands Odyssey

24 Oct 2021
13 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Confirmed restart! Ready, set, sail! Welcome onboard - $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1000 FREE to spend on-board per couple| Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet* | Caviar in the Surf experience at Carambola Beach and a Marina day with complimentary watersports (weather permitting)

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was £4799pp

£3839

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wt
308
Adriatic Gems & Greece

Adriatic Gems & Greece

07 Jun 2023
10 nights
Seabourn Quest
Europe
BRAND NEW! Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £4499pp

£4319

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wt
285
Palma De Mallorca
Riviera Escapades

Riviera Escapades

22 Apr 2023
7 nights
Seabourn Quest
Europe
BRAND NEW! Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £3799pp

£3639

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262
Juneau
The Kuroshio Route

The Kuroshio Route

06 May 2023
21 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Alaska
Includes flights, private overseas transfers in Tokyo, a one-night luxury hotel stay and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £10799pp

£10589

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170
World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons

World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons

11 Jan 2022
145 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Worldwide
World Cruise - Extraordinary Horizons | Visit 72 ports in 28 countries | Includes private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport, Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Los Angeles with Gala Bon Voyage dinner, personal valet luggage shipping between home and ship in Los Angeles and Piraeus, $4,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple, unlimited internet package, unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board, exclusive World Cruise events, exclusive World Cruise President's event and special World Cruise pillow gifts

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£51839

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112
Dubrovnik
Croatia in Depth - Dubrovnik to Venice

Croatia in Depth - Dubrovnik to Venice

21 May 2022
7 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Europe
FREE premium drinks package available for a limited time! Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | EmeraldPLUS experience - Klapa Performance in the cellars of Diocletians' Palace <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 30% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£3309

pp

wt
109
yacht cruise
Caribbean Spice Islands

Caribbean Spice Islands

05 Mar 2022
7 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Welcome onboard - $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1000 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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£3539

pp

wt
107
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Caribbean Spice Islands

Caribbean Spice Islands

05 Mar 2022
7 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Welcome onboard - $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1000 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £3699pp

£3539

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wt
107
Extraordinary Discoveries

Extraordinary Discoveries

06 Jan 2023
140 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Worldwide
World Cruise - Extraordinary Discoveries | Visit 61 cities in 32 countries | Includes private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport, Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Miami with Gala Bon Voyage dinner, personal valet luggage shipping between home and ship in Miami and Barcelona, $4,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple, unlimited internet package, unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board, exclusive World Cruise events, exclusive World Cruise President's event and special World Cruise pillow gifts

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was £49999pp

£47999

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90
Singapore To Yokohoma (Tokyo)

Singapore To Yokohoma (Tokyo)

06 May 2022
18 nights
Silver Shadow
Asia & Indian Ocean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Save an extra 5% only with SixStarCruises (pricing already include all savings and discounts) | Sale - save up to 20% | Includes flights, overseas transfers and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6399pp

£4669

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78
Vancouver
Grand Pacific Voyage: A World Of Islands

Grand Pacific Voyage: A World Of Islands

30 Sep 2022
65 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
North America
Grand Voyage | Includes private door-to-door transfers between home and airport <br> Business Class flights <br> Personal Valet luggage shipping service between home and ship <br> Gala Bon Voyage dinner and overnight pre-cruise hotel stay <br>Exclusive Grand Cruise event <br> Exclusive Grand Cruise President’s event <br> Special Grand Cruise pillow gifts <br> Unlimited internet package <br> Unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board <br> $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple <br> Book a Penthouse Suite and receive an additional $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple <br> Book and pay in full to receive 3% discount

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£28799

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74
Dominica
Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

19 Feb 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Welcome onboard - $750 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1500 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £6599pp

£6039

pp

wt
65
6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

20 Mar 2022
12 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Bermuda
Confirmed restart | EXCLUSIVE to SixStarCrusies - Three-night all-inclusive hotel stay in Barbados fast track and VIP experience at Barbados Airport | Includes flights, overseas transfers, <b>Three-night pre-cruise all-inclusive hotel stay at Crystal Cove</b> and up to 76 FREE shore excursions <br><b> Upgrade</b> to a four-night hotel stay at Tamarind Cove for <b>JUST £100pp<b/> <br> Call for amazingly low prices on room upgrades at either hotel

fly cruise from

was £8059pp

£5799

pp

wt
56
6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

6* ALL-INCLUSIVE BARBADOS ROUND-TRIP WITH THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL STAY

09 Mar 2022
11 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Caribbean
Confirmed restart | EXCLUSIVE to SixStarCrusies - Three-night all-inclusive hotel stay in Barbados fast track and VIP experience at Barbados Airport | Includes flights, overseas transfers, <b>Three-night pre-cruise all-inclusive hotel stay at Crystal Cove</b> and up to 88 FREE shore excursions <br><b> Upgrade</b> to a four-night hotel stay at Tamarind Cove for <b>JUST £100pp<b/> <br> Call for amazingly low prices on room upgrades at either hotel

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was £8149pp

£5779

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54
Gustavia
Fort Lauderdale, Florida To Bridgetown

Fort Lauderdale, Florida To Bridgetown

17 Dec 2021
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Caribbean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Fort Lauderdale | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £4800pp

£3679

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54
Norway & North Cape - In Search Of Northern Lights

Norway & North Cape - In Search Of Northern Lights

18 Jan 2022
12 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £9309pp

£8909

pp

wt
52
expedition cruise
Route Of Ancient Empires Taipei to Piraeus (Athens

Route Of Ancient Empires Taipei to Piraeus (Athens

25 Mar 2022
73 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Worldwide
Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and FREE unlimited internet* PLUS complimentary Evening at Ephesus

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£32769

pp

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51
Holiday Northern Lights, North Cape & Norway

Holiday Northern Lights, North Cape & Norway

23 Dec 2021
14 nights
Seabourn Venture
Scandinavia
Includes flights, overseas transfers and FREE unlimited internet*

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was £14099pp

£12979

pp

wt
51
expedition cruise
Sydney To Singapore

Sydney To Singapore

24 Feb 2023
18 nights
Silver Whisper
Asia & Indian Ocean
Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6899pp

£5959

pp

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44
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Small Ship Cruises

Small cruise ships are perfect for those who long to explore the world by sea but baulk at the thought of bustling atriums, buffet queues and booming nightclubs. If you’d rather head off the beaten track and discover less-visited hidden gems rather than the congested overcrowded ports frequented on a daily basis by larger cruise ships, then a luxury cruise on a small ship could be just what you’re looking for.

Small ships cruises are all about personalised service, a cosy atmosphere and itineraries which focus on discovering new destinations rather than flashy facilities. Whilst you may not have climbing walls, zip wires and trampoline parks on-board your small ship, you will be able to enjoy gourmet meals, free-flowing wine and excellent enrichment programmes.

Small cruise ships sailing from the UK

There are plenty of small ships across luxury cruise fleets, including Silversea and Seabourn. Many of these also depart from the UK, meaning they are a great choice for cruisers looking for their next getaway. Take a look at our luxury cruises from the UK for a chance to set sail on your next incredible holiday.

How many passengers are on each small ship?

On this page, we’ve listed luxury cruises on ships which have fewer than 500 passengers. The world’s largest ships have more than 5000 passengers, making these ships with less than 500 seem tiny by comparison. Within the small ship category, you’ll find that some ships are much smaller than others, with luxury yacht Crystal Esprit accommodating just 62 passengers.

Small luxury cruise ships

These small luxury cruise ships each have fewer than 500 passengers:

Where can you sail on a small ship cruise?

One advantage of smaller cruise ships is that due to their size, they are able to slip into some of the most remote ports of call. On-board the world's best small luxury cruise ships, you can expect to experience some of the world’s most remote islands, hidden harbours and secluded coves. You’ll have access to many of the more elite destinations too, including the treasures of the Mediterranean, Asia and elsewhere, offering you the chance to delve into fascinating cultures or simply enjoy the spectacular unspoiled scenery. Alternatively, small ship cruises from Southampton offer a convenient way to start your luxury cruise holiday.

Expedition cruises

Many small cruise ships are expedition ships, with reinforced hulls to slice through ice and the ability to sail close to shore and dock in the smallest of ports. The aim of expedition cruising is to head off the beaten track and experience the culture, landscape and wildlife of rarely-explored regions. Destinations include the Galapagos, Australia, the South Pacific, the Arctic and the Antarctic. If you’d like to embark on the voyage of a lifetime, discovering some of the planet’s most remote destinations, take a look at our selection of expedition cruises and their small ships:

When it comes to small, luxury cruises, we are the experts. No matter where you want to go in the world, we will help create the perfect holiday, tailor-made for you. So, call your personal expert Cruise Concierge on 0808 274 9579 today, and secure your ideal small ship cruise escape.

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