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

Private15 days, from AU$14,090
Highlights of China

Explore the fascinating enigma that is China. Peel back the layers of history in and around Beijing, where the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square will take your breath away.

Private15 days, from AU$14,090
Private17 days, from AU$16,560
China, Tibet & the Yangzi

Unlock ancient secrets and witness natural wonders in a journey through the very best of China and Tibet. From Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace and Shanghai’s futuristic skyline.

Private17 days, from AU$16,560
Private11 days, from AU$5,580
Myanmar in Style (Bagan to Mandalay Cruise)

Unravel the mysteries of Myanmar in this journey through an enchanting land almost untouched by the 21st-century world. Venture into the heart of the country on a three-night luxury cruise along the Irrawaddy.

Private11 days, from AU$5,580
Group of 14813 days, from AU$20,285
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Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice (2020)

Sail along nearly the entire navigable coast of beautiful Italy on an all-encompassing A&K voyage. From the iconic cities of Venice and Rome to exotic Sicily and the paradisal Aeolian Islands, you will see all this amazing country has to offer.

Group13 days, from AU$20,285

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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