Small Ship Cruising

Cruise into the most intriguing destinations on Earth in the most magnificent way possible aboard our intimate small luxury cruise ships.

Discover out-of-the-way places not easily visited by land

Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating journey to the furthermost boundaries of the planet or want to experience iconic cities from a new point of view, our small ship cruises offer you an intimate and luxurious way to see the world.

Our small luxury cruise boats can navigate the smallest, unspoilt islands of the Adriatic coastline or glide into the bustling heart of Budapest while you sit back and enjoy the view. Experience the wondrous Amazon river from every angle in your private panoramic suite, or arrive in lavish style to the charming Christmas markets in Cologne.

As with all of A&K’s holidays, you can expect impeccable service, exclusive private tours and world-class dining both onboard our ships and at every stop of your journey. Our aim is to create travel experiences that enrich your life for years to come.

Galapagos Islands, Scottish lochs and beyond

Abercrombie & Kent’s many years exploring the Earth’s waterways has allowed us to tailor intimate small cruise ship itineraries that showcase the very best of your chosen destination.

Be mesmerised by the beauty and splendour of the French Burgundy region over a glass of Chablis, or step back in time as you journey into the unspoilt history of the less-travelled corners of the River Nile. Wildlife enthusiasts can seek out rarely seen animals including sloths, toucans, and pink dolphins as you step ashore along the Amazon, or marvel at the sheer abundance of unique life on the Galapagos Islands. If you like to stay active, talk to us about adding on a walking or cycling tour to your cruise itinerary.

Immerse yourself in Europe’s diverse and fascinating cultures — from the blossoming of tulips in Holland to the enchanting Christmas markets along the Danube. Marvel at destinations that simply cannot be experienced on land, including a journey to the untouched wilderness of Tierra del Fuego on the southern tip of Argentina, or a cruise along the Mekong River as you take in the colourful sights and sounds of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Whichever destination you choose, whether you’re travelling as a family, small group, solo or as a couple, we have tailored cruise itineraries that suit the varying needs and interests of our guests. If there’s even more you’d like to explore, you may also want to consider our extensive range of land itineraries, which offer a seamless way to extend your holiday before or after your cruise.

Your exclusive sanctuary on the water

As experts in small ship luxury cruises, A&K knows that accommodation is much more than just a bed to sleep in. Travel beyond the bounds of your imagination aboard our world-class water vessels that ooze exclusivity and offer an experience like no other.

Step aboard our spacious barge, Renaissance — complete with on-deck spa pool — as you cruise down the mighty Loire River, or experience the legendary Galapagos Islands from the serenity of your own private balcony on our majestic Ocean Spray catamaran boat.

Our vessels all offer the highest standard of accommodation, guiding, dining, exceptional service and fabulous on-board camaraderie.

Featured Small Ship Cruising

Private3 days, Call for a quote
Private Luxury Cruising on the Adriatic Coast

Discover the dramatic coastline and offshore islands with our exclusive portfolio of luxury crewed charter vessels.

Private3 days, Call for a quote
Group of 19914 days, from AU$23,905
special offer
Wonders of Japan Cruise (2020)

Experience stunning and ever-compelling Japan on an 11-night cruise with A&K’s renowned Expedition Team all from aboard exclusively chartered, all-balcony 'Le Soleal.'

Group14 days, from AU$23,905
Group of 14810 days, from AU$16,660
Cruising the Greek Isles (2020)

Explore the fascinating ruins, singular historic sites and natural marvels of Greece on A&K's best-selling cruise aboard the exclusively chartered 'Le Bougainville.'

Group10 days, from AU$16,660
Group of 19915 days, from AU$21,985
special offer
Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (2020)

Embark on a thrilling expedition to awe-inspiring Iceland and Greenland, discovering spectacular landscapes, and a treasure trove of Viking culture and traditional villages, alongside the most captivating Expedition Team at sea.

Group15 days, from AU$21,985

Featured Accommodation

Aqua Nera

Aqua Nera draws deisgn inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon's mystical blackwater lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generiuos interiors.

Aria Amazon

One of our favourite vessels, the striking matte-black-hulled and recently refurbished Aria Amazon was designed by the innovative Peruvian architect Jordi Puig with a sophisticated boutique hotel-style ambience.

Aqua Blu

Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions' first coastal ship, and the first-ever long-range explorer yacht with year-round departures to be permanently based in East Indonesia — the heart of the Coral Triangle and the fabled Old World spice trade route.

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