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Mykonos
Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea

Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea

19 Aug 2023
14 nights
Emerald Azzurra
Mediterranean
Flights, overseas transfers, gratuities and excursions | Includes excursions - Gastronomic walking tour of Mykonos, Anzac Cove & Gallipoli Peninsula, City tour if Istanbul, Walking tour of Bartin, Historical Sinop tour and prison, and guided tours of Batumi, Sochi, Odessa, Sulina and Varna <br> Includes Super Earlybird savings of up to 25% - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6669pp

£5799

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Monte Carlo
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

£5149

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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

£5379

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St Georges
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
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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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
Sale now on | Includes flights, overseas transfers and a FREE 600-minute internet package per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive a FREE unlimited internet package

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was £9309pp

£8839

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Singapore To Yokohoma (Tokyo)

Singapore To Yokohoma (Tokyo)

06 May 2022
18 nights
Silver Shadow
Asia & Indian Ocean
Sale - save up to 20% | EXCLUSIVE OFFER - EXTRA 5% discount ONLY when booking with SixStarCrusies (5% discount included in advertised price) | 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

£4619

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208
Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

29 Jan 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Sale now on | Includes flights, overseas transfers and a FREE 1,200-minute internet package per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive a FREE unlimited internet package

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was £6299pp

£5979

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173
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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was £53999pp

£51299

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159
Manaus
Fortaleza To Bridgetown

Fortaleza To Bridgetown

04 Apr 2022
21 nights
Silver Wind
Caribbean
Amazon expedition cruise! Includes flights, overseas transfers and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Enjoy guided Zodiac land and sea tours led by the Expeditions team PLUS enrichment lectures to learn more about the destinations you'll visit! 10% early booking bonus included - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£14099

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158
expedition cruise
Ushuaia
Antarctica, Amazon & Caribbean

Antarctica, Amazon & Caribbean

24 Feb 2022
60 nights
Seabourn Quest
Caribbean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes FREE flights, FREE private transfers in Chile and a FREE one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Santiago

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was £28699pp

£23899

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114
Basseterre, St Kitts
Caribbean Spice Islands

Caribbean Spice Islands

05 Mar 2022
7 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Includes direct flights

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was £3699pp

£3449

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66
San Juan
Caribbean Islands

Caribbean Islands

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

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£4359

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64
Castries, St Lucia
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

25 Feb 2022
12 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Caribbean
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

cruise and stay from

was £8479pp

£7229

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62
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

25 Feb 2022
12 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Caribbean
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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£7139

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62
Norway & North Cape - In Search Of Northern Lights

Norway & North Cape - In Search Of Northern Lights

23 Feb 2022
12 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Includes flights, overseas transfers and a FREE 600-minute internet package per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive an UNLIMITED internet package

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was £9299pp

£8829

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58
expedition cruise
Dubrovnik
Greek Isles & The Corinth Canal

Greek Isles & The Corinth Canal

30 Apr 2023
7 nights
Crystal Esprit
Mediterranean

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£5669

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57
yacht cruise
World Cruise - Miami to Barcelona

World Cruise - Miami to Barcelona

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

£47499

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44
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 package. Book a Penthouse Suite or above and receive $4,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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£25649

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37
London (Southampton) To Copenhagen

London (Southampton) To Copenhagen

07 Jul 2022
16 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Baltic
FREE two-category Suite upgrade | 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 Butler service and more!

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was £9839pp

£7609

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37
Circle South America

Circle South America

05 Nov 2021
62 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
Caribbean
Combination cruise | Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with dinner, up to 195 FREE shore excursions, FREE exclusive shoreside experiences, FREE comprehensive visa package, FREE unlimited laundry including dry cleaning and pressing, FREE one-hour pf phone time per Suite and a FREE commemorative gift

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£33219

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35
Fort De France
Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

13 Nov 2021
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
Sale now on | Includes flights, overseas transfers and a FREE 1,200-minute internet package per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive a FREE unlimited internet package

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was £5799pp

£5509

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32
Bridgetown To Fort Lauderdale ,Florida

Bridgetown To Fort Lauderdale ,Florida

27 Dec 2021
9 nights
Silver Whisper
Caribbean
Includes flights, overseas transfers and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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£3669

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30
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
Sale now on | Includes flights, overseas transfers and a FREE 600-minute internet package per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive a FREE unlimited internet package

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was £9309pp

£8839

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30
expedition cruise
Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth

12 Mar 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes flights and a FREE upgrade from an Oceanivew to a Veranda Suite - only when you book a fly-cruise package with SixStarCruises

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was £6199pp

£5849

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30
Puerto Montt
Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia

Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia

24 Feb 2022
24 nights
Seabourn Quest
South America
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes FREE flights, FREE private overseas transfers and FREE one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Santiago

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was £16799pp

£13169

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30
Kangaroo Island
Indian Ocean Arc

Indian Ocean Arc

07 Mar 2023
51 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Africa
World Cruise Segment | Includes $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple and FREE unlimited internet package. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $3,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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£17099

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29
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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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