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Taking a small ship cruise is the best way to understand how Europe is a tapestry of cultures set on the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and centuries-old cities. Central European rivers like the Rhinethe Danube, and the Seine Rivers. In  the Mediterranean, the storied remnants of ancient Greece, the beaches of Croatia and Spain, and classical cities of Italy are far more intimate on a small cruise ship. In Spain and Portugal, the Douro River takes travelers up a river lost in time.  In the northern countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland, you'll experience a completely different culture, based around the colder annual temperatures. In addition to the British Isles, these countries make a great starting point for Arctic expeditions too.
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Porto Cityscape, Portugal
$3,099
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Flavors of Portugal & Spain - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amavida
  • Explore Porto's historic old town
  • Taste Portugal's wines
  • Visit Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
  • Hike through Vega Terron, Spain
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your adventure in the city of Porto and learn more about its rich history while visiting sites such asPalacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, …
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Landscape of Novi Sad, Serbia
$4,599
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Gems of Southeast Europe

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Sample wine in Villány
  • Visit Belogradchik Castle
  • Hike to Rock-Hewn Churches
  • Discover mythical Transylvania
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your Danube River vacation with two nights in the enchanting city of Vienna, then take a 7-night cruise to Bulgaria, and end with one night in Brasov and two nights in Bucharest. Explore one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders,the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron …
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Walking in Santorini
$1,770
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Southern Cyclades

Athens to Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Explore beautiful Rhodes
  • Visit Halicarnassus
  • Discover breathtaking Santorini
  • Ride a donkey to a lookout point
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Star Flyer brings you closer to unique island cultures, ancient treasures, and the breathtaking beaches of Greece on a spectacular 8-day cruise. History-lovers can seek out ruins, both ancient and from the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Shoppers can have a field day in the stores and galleries, …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$1,040
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Split to Dubrovnik

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Splendid
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Visit the island of Hvar
  • Wander the streets of Kocrcula
  • Tour historic Dubrovnik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the hidden treasures of the Dalmatian Coast on this 8-day voyage. M/S Splendid slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there. There are cities which thrive on their legend. Explore the wild beauty and pearls of the …
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A view of Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
$2,890
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Land in Santorini's port of Fira
  • Visit Rethymnon port & Knossos city
  • Explore the peaceful town of Chora
  • Discover the palace of Agamemnon
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonders of Classical Greece, Athens, and the Acropolis in this 8-day exciting voyage aboard the M/Y Harmony G. Explore the beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaelogical isle of Delos. Tour through Crete, the largest and southernmost …
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Fields of tulips stretch as far as the eye can see
$3,459
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Tulip Time Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Visit a family-run tulip farm
  • Discover charming Delft
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • Enjoy the famous Keukenhof Gardens
Activities:
Biking, Local Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This magical 10-day adventure offers you 2 nights in Amsterdam, followed by a 7-night cruise through The Netherlands & Belgium in the spring, traveling round-trip from Amsterdam. Visit Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour or bike ride. Enjoy an exclusive …
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The colorful streets of Spain
$1,852
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Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, and Flamenco

Seville Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS La Belle de Cadix
  • Sail across the Guadalquivir River
  • View a traditional equestrian show
  • Explore Jerez, the capital of wine
  • Visit the charming city of Granada
Activities:
River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonderful landscapes and the exclusive charm of Spain on this incredible 8-day cruise. EnjoyGranada, a city famed for its beauty. Explore Seville with its art and enchantment that have left their mark on this radiant city, consistently delighting travelers. Visit Cadiz and delight …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$5,395
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Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Admire Venice's beauty
  • Discover Piran's medieval charm
  • Observe Ravenna's architecture
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the best of the culture, traditions, and monuments that make the Mediterranean coast one of the most visited destinations in the world! Experience spectacular panoramic views and taste the most exquisite wines accompanied with some typical homegrown and homemade snacks. Join us on an …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$11,320
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Iceland - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$5,519
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Captivating Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Join a guided tour through Cologne
  • Take a bike ride along the Rhine
  • Hike through Rudesheim
  • Board a boat for a scenic cruise
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time …
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Athens Acropolis
$2,590
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Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galileo
  • Dine at traditional Greek Tavernas
  • Tour a local winery in Santorini
  • Explore Delos's archaeological site
  • Walk through Syros
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Jewels of the Cyclades cruise showcases the Aegean Islands known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal sea. Visit well-known places on this 8-day cruise on the Galileo, such as Santorini and Mykonos and off-the-beaten-track islands such as Paros and Folegandros. …
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Detailed ornament at a Christmas Market
$3,099
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Visit renowned Christmas markets
  • Choose from a variety of activities
  • Tour Strasbourg's famous markets
  • Explore historic Heidelberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a once-in-a lifetime Christmas cruise from the legendary Amsterdam to Basel, a city for art lovers. Board your luxurious river cruise ship inAmsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$13,298
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Dazzling Danube Holiday: Budapest to Regensburg

12 Day Itinerary aboard Crystal Ravel
  • See Castle Hill in Budapest
  • Explore historic Bratislava
  • Gaze upon arched bridges in Passau
  • Visit flourishing Regensburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Regensburg
Activities:
Christmas Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Crystal Ravel for this Dazzling Danube Holiday cruise from Budapest to Regensburg. Over 12 days, visit enchanting Budapest with its magnificent architecture, explore historic Bratislava, a gem that stirs the imagination, and walk the streets of romantic Vienna. Discover …
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Mediterranean blue Dubrovnik from above
$12,498
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Yachting Harbors of Croatia: Venice to Dubrovnik

8 Day Itinerary aboard Crystal Esprit
  • Wander into the vibrant city Rovinj
  • Visit the Cathedral of St. James
  • Explore medieval architecture
  • View unique monuments at Korcula
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your fascinating adventure aboard the Crystal Esprit Yacht from one of the world's most enchanting cities, Venice.Wander into the vibrant city of Rovinj, a colorful port city with a distinct mixture of Greek, Austrian and Slavic culture. Sail on and experience the sun-glow warmth and …
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Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
$7,998
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Tulips & Windmills: Amsterdam Roundtrip

8 Day Itinerary aboard Crystal Debussy
  • Discover 18-century windmills
  • Learn about Rotterdam's history
  • Feel the dynamic energy of Antwerp
  • Visit the historic squares of Ghent
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Local Market, River Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the beauty of the inland waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium on this 8-day roundtrip Amsterdam cruise aboard the Crystal Debussy. View the Hoorn's city water, trade, and architecture; city Kinderdijk, that is world-renowned for the 19 eighteenth-century windmills that continue to …
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Tower bridge at dusk, London, England
$11,000
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Northern Europe & British Isles - London to Reykjavik

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Visit Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Admire the stone beehive huts
  • Discover the Cliffs of Moher
  • Explore Iona Abbey
Starts/ Ends in:
London / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
With highlights that include the crystal blue of the Vatnajökull Glacier, the quiet spirituality of Iona Abbey and the drama of the Cliffs of Moher, this journey is far more than ticking off bucket list staples. Underscored by stunning scenery, wonderful gastronomy and UNESCO sights worth …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$19,420
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take National Geographic Endurance in exploring Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear …
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Relax on France's colorful coast
$18,098
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The Cote D'Azur & Corsica: Nice to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Crystal Esprit
  • View the lovely St-Tropez
  • Explore turquoise waters
  • Visit the Haute Ville
  • Discover the magical Porto Cervo
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board on the luxury Crystal Esprit for an amazing adventure starting from Nice, one of the favorite destinations of sun-seekers and jet setters. Explore the famous beaches of St-Tropez and the glamorous Cannes, where yachts dot the harbor and chic striped sun loungers line the beach. Discover a …
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