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Welcome To Paradise

Welcome To Paradise

09 Mar 2022
11 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Caribbean
Confirmed restart | Incldues flights and up to 88 FREE shore excursions

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was £8149pp

£5679

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Hakodate
Japan: A Journey Through Time

Japan: A Journey Through Time

19 Jun 2023
14 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Asia & Indian Ocean
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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£11209

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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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£3329

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Singapore
Extraordinary Horizons - Los Angeles to Athens

Extraordinary Horizons - Los Angeles to Athens

11 Jan 2024
145 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Worldwide
NOW ON SALE | World Cruise | Private car transfers doo-to-door between home and airport, Business Class flights, personal valet luggage shipping service between home and ship in Los Angeles and Athens, Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay in Los Angeles, Exclusive World Cruise events, special world cruise gifts, $4,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple or book a Penthouse Suite and receive $6000 FREE to spend on-board per couple, unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board, 3% early bonus savings (pay in full discount)

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was £54999pp

£53349

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352
Valletta
Adriatic & Maltese Medley

Adriatic & Maltese Medley

06 Jun 2022
20 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Mediterranean
Includes flights, overseas transfers and $750 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Upgrade to Business Class flights for just £199pp

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was £8799pp

£8529

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328
Noumea
Secret Isles of the South Pacific - Sydney to Papeete

Secret Isles of the South Pacific - Sydney to Papeete

10 Jan 2024
18 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Pacific
BRAND NEW SAILING! EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $400 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and up to 69 FREE shore excursions

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was £12769pp

£9519

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322
Gustavia
Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

08 Jan 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Welcome onboard - $750 FREE to spend on board per couple | Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights and overseas transfers

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was £6299pp

£6099

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140
Grand Arctic Adventure - New York to Barcelona

Grand Arctic Adventure - New York to Barcelona

23 Jun 2023
78 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
North America
BRAND NEW SAILING! Incldues Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and up to 357 FREE shore excursions

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was £45009pp

£33909

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136
Reykjavik To New York,NY

Reykjavik To New York,NY

03 Sep 2022
16 nights
Silver Whisper
North America
EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Includes flights and complimentary shore excursions. Book now with just a deposit!

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was £7099pp

£5799

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119
Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

Civitavecchia (Rome) To Athens (Piraeus)

15 Nov 2021
9 nights
Silver Shadow
Europe
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £3799pp

£3099

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100
Vancouver To San Diego, California

Vancouver To San Diego, California

05 Oct 2022
11 nights
Silver Wind
North America
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes private door-to-door transfers, flights and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver. Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£6019

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96
expedition cruise
Vancouver To San Diego, California

Vancouver To San Diego, California

05 Oct 2022
11 nights
Silver Wind
North America
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes private door-to-door transfers, flights and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver. Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£6019

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96
expedition cruise
Fort De France
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 £4499pp

£3719

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75
Venice
Gems Of The Adriatic

Gems Of The Adriatic

21 May 2022
7 nights
Seabourn Quest
Mediterranean
Includes flights, overseas transfers and $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Upgrade to Business Class flights for just £199pp

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was £3499pp

£3389

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73
Britain, Baltics & Beyond - Southampton to Copenhagen

Britain, Baltics & Beyond - Southampton to Copenhagen

07 Jul 2022
16 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
United Kingdom
Book now with just a 10% deposit | Includes flights, overseas transfers and up to 64 FREE shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite or above and receive a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive Business Class flights

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was £10829pp

£8659

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65
Sitka, Alaska
Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage

Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage

27 May 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Alaska
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes FREE flights and FREE one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Vancouver

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was £11669pp

£9179

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58
Vancouver
Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage

Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage

27 May 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Alaska
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes FREE flights and FREE one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Vancouver

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was £8119pp

£6769

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58
Cape Town
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

£48499

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58
Palma De Mallorca
Rivieras & Spanish Enchantment

Rivieras & Spanish Enchantment

26 Jun 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Europe
Combination cruise | Includes flights, overseas transfers and $750 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Upgrade to Business Class flights for just £199pp

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was £5999pp

£5819

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57
Barbados
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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£3569

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52
Barbados
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

£3569

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52
Mombasa
Coral Coast, Seychelles & Exotic Islands

Coral Coast, Seychelles & Exotic Islands

07 Mar 2023
81 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Canaries
World Cruise Segment | Includes $3,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple and FREE unlimited internet*. Book a Penthouse Suite or above and receive $4,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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£26669

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51
Singapore
Asian Wonders & Arabian Delights - Bangkok to Abu Dhabi

Asian Wonders & Arabian Delights - Bangkok to Abu Dhabi

05 Apr 2024
20 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Asia & Indian Ocean
BRAND NEW SAILING! EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $400 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Incldues flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and up to 64 FREE shore excursions PLUS choose between a FREE pre or post three-night land adventure

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was £12739pp

£9149

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50
Sydney To Singapore

Sydney To Singapore

24 Feb 2023
18 nights
Silver Whisper
Asia & Indian Ocean
Includes private door-to-door transfers, 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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£6109

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48
Ushuaia To Cape Town

Ushuaia To Cape Town

01 Feb 2022
23 nights
Silver Whisper
South America
World cruise sector | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions

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£15319

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48
Valletta
Adriatic Empires & Malta

Adriatic Empires & Malta

21 Jun 2022
11 nights
Seabourn Quest
Mediterranean
Includes flights, overseas transfers and $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Upgrade to Business Class flights for just £199pp

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was £4999pp

£4849

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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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