Our Top 5 Small Ship Cruises

Our Top 5 Small Ship Cruises
January 2016
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A&K's world on the water is a true experience, whether it be cruising the Nile or onboard the ‘Sanctuary Ananda’ in Myanmar, all vessels offer the highest standard of accommodation, guiding, dining, exceptional service and fabulous on-board camaraderie.

Life along the Ayeyarwady River

This journey is for travellers seeking an in-depth experience in Myanmar. It includes a cruise on board Sanctuary Ananda, a luxurious vessel custom built for the country’s rivers and tributaries. During the cruise there are special cultural inclusions such as performances of traditional music and dance, an ethnic dinner, lectures, cooking demonstrations, yoga, meditation and cigar making lessons. The journey also takes in charming Inle Lake and Yangon.

Myanmar in style | 11 days from $7,075

Visit one of nature’s most truly unique wildlife haven's

With a firm focus on the natural highlights and the amazing variety of wildlife in the Galapagos Archipelago, this delightful journey also includes the colonial attractions of the capital Quito and its UNESCO World Heritage listed old Town. Consider this the starting point for your exploration of Ecuador and combine it with some of our other recommended options.

Sail the Enchanted Isles | 11 days from $13,395

Wake up at a different point on the Amazon river every day

Travelling in sheer comfort, on an Amazon cruise with A&K you’ll see extraordinary landscapes and wildlife and wake up at a different point on the river every day. Aqua Expeditions operates two of the finest luxury cruise vessels on the river focusing on the pristine and remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve in Peru at the headwaters of the Amazon basin. The flora and fauna in this area are very specialised with abundant birdlife. Guide interaction is a highlight, with guides originating from the Amazon region sharing the passion for their work.

Explore the Amazon | 3 days from $3,330

Sail along the Nile in Style

This journey is the perfect introduction to Egypt delivered in customary A&K style. You will explore the highlights of exotic Cairo with your own Egyptologist immersing yourself in history both ancient and modern and delighting in the myriad iconic sights. From the Pyramids to the Nile you will also discover the dazzling temples and ancient tombs along the river on a luxury cruise between Luxor, the world's greatest open air museum, and the picturesque sunny southern city of Aswan. Your home afloat is Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, the finest small ship on the river.

Nile in Style | 9 days from $6,710

Sail from Moscow to St Petersburg

Visit Russia's star attractions, Moscow and St Petersburg, and take a unique cruise on MS Volga Dream. This is a delightful way to explore the lakes, rivers and canals that connect Russia's two most important cities. With just 56 comfortable and well-equipped cabins with windows or portholes, MS Volga Dream is the smallest ship on the river.

Waterways of the Czars | 12 days from $9,335

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