Small luxury cruise ships offer the traveler a more intimate cruise experience. Cruises are designed for any age and have endless customized amenities. Smaller ships offer more of a yacht style experience without the yacht style price tag. Ships can be both casual and upscale while being all-inclusive. You have a wide range of destinations to choose from. Please see below the 5 perks of cruising on a smaller luxury cruise ship. They will truly take your breath away!


  1. Can be affordable

  2. Can cruise the world, even tight spaces

  3. Small ships offer a wide variety of experiences

  4. Offers flexibility

  5. Offer a more intimate setting​​


Silversea is committed to making your voyage unforgettable by taking you to the most beautiful destinations on the planet in the comfort and elegance that you deserve.

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service and most include private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 900 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line.



As the only French cruise company, PONANT is an ambassador of the “French Touch” around the world. Enjoy discreet service, refined cuisine. The French Touch means, above all, a French crew to welcome you and ensure your comfort and well-being throughout your cruise. In an atmosphere of elegant luxury, you will find 5 star service on board to ensure you enjoy a unique travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and refined.



Seabourn welcomes you to luxury cruising refined to its purest form. Where hand-selected itineraries take you to places beyond the reach of larger ships. Where intuitive service exceeds your expectations. Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences, intimate ships with a private club atmosphere, all ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed, and complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times.



You’re closer to secluded coves, tiny villages, misty fjords. To ancient ruins, medieval alleyways, quaint marinas. To unspoiled beaches, unfamiliar cultures, undiscovered atolls. To enlivening your curiosity and awakening your sense of wonder. You’re closer than ever to the kind of authentic and unforgettable experiences that you travel to find in the first place. You’re about to board Windstar. And you’re closer to all the places that larger ships can’t reach.



Discover the “It’s Yachting, Not Cruising” secret that travel experts, our loyal past guests and other cruise enthusiasts are raving about. It’s uniquely exceptional and a must do for those in search of a hidden, refined style of cruising. Enjoy an inclusive experience with premium select spirits, 5-star dining, gratuities and more on SeaDream and enjoy all that yachting has to offer, onboard and shoreside.