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Explore Europe on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Athens, Dubrovnik, and Hvar, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Europe on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Europe start at $1,250 for a trip of 5 to 99 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Europe and our team of Europe travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$2,550
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Alpine Peaks of North Norway, Ski & Sail

8 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Ski up to Trolltinden
  • Enjoy the view of Norway coastline
  • Explore Tromso
  • Climb Norway's summits
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Tromso
Activities:
Skiing, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Starting in Tromsø, the “Paris of the North,” and finishing in Alta, the home of the Northern Lights Cathedral, this adventurous voyage lets you ski some of the best and biggest off-the-beaten-track slopes in Northern Norway. Summits like Trolltinden, Arnoyhogda, and …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Edinburgh / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Whale watching in the European arctic.
$2,450
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North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

Tromsø - Tromsø - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Spot whales
  • See white-tailed eagles
  • Hike on Sommarøy
  • Explore fishing villages
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Senja
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. Keep a lookout for sperm whales and other whale species along your journey. The long Norway nights offer travelers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$20,960
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board National Geographic Resolution and explore 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 Tromsø and …
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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$11,095
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Svalbard Odyssey

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot abundant wildlife
  • Photograph Arctic tundra flowers
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Svalbard's biggest attractions, including polar bear sightings, guillemot screams from the sea cliffs, and beluga whales breaching in the deep blue sea. Svalbard is a realm of unending daylight. Wildflower-covered tundra, arctic foxes, and historic explorers' and hunters' camps …
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$15,270
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Zodiac cruising in Svalbard
$11,495
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fjords of Spitsbergen, you’ll be immersed in the natural wonders of the land of the midnight sun as you pursue your quest to photograph arctic wildlife: the polar bear as it prowls the edges of the pack ice on its perpetual hunt for food; the …
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Panoramic views of Hydra's harbor
$9,220
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From the Peloponnese to the Floating City

Piraeus to Venice - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Tour on UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Hydra's rustic charm
  • Tour on Sarande
  • Visit the Dubrovnik
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The glittering jewels of the Mediterranean await you on this 11-day small ship cruise. Piraeus is the city that's considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. Hydra town is listed as a historic monument and there are no cars, …
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,010
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Rome - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy one of the most stunning destinations in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,010
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Rome to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit the medieval city of Kotor
  • Cruise through Venice's canals
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice on this 12-day expedition. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the …
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Walking in Santorini
$1,850
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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:
Piraeus / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
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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$8,090
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Expedition Svalbard

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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Admire the temples of the Athenian acropolis
$6,450
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The Cyclades- Blue and White Island World

Piraeus to Piraeus - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Marvel at Classical history
  • Explore Monemvasia
  • Visit islands in the Cyclades
  • Relax on sparkling beaches
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Syros
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Sea Cloud on this 8-day cruise exploring highlights of Greece, visiting the Peloponnese, Dodecanese, and Cyclades island groups. Depart from Piraeus, the port of Athens, the ancient heart of the West. Cruise to Monemvasia, once a trading center in the Byzantine empire, and today a retreat for …
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Stop in beautiful Parga
$4,505
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Eastern Mediterranean Enchantments

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the site of Delphi
  • Explore the Albanian Riviera
  • Marvel at the town of Kotor
  • Explore ports in 4 countries
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day itinerary aboard the Emerald Azzurra is a great way to be enchanted with the Eastern Mediterranean. Explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer, starting from the port of Piraeus in Athens, sail along the Corinth Canal to Itea and explore the archaeological site of Delphi, …
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Wild Icelandic Horse grazing
$3,025
Savings
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. This cruise reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of …
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Porto Cityscape, Portugal
$3,399
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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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Svalbard, Norway
$8,000
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Svalbard Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Visit Svalbard wildlife areas
  • Observe stunning scenery
  • Cruise in Zodiacs to reach shore
  • Learn about the Svalbard area
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day Svalbard expedition cruise to explore the northern wilderness and its beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and glaciers of northwest Spitsbergen, home to an abundance of polar wildlife. The journey takes you up the northern coast of Spitsbergen with the view to opening up as many …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$3,850
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North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore North Spitsbergen
  • Visit the Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Hinlopen Strait
  • Visit St. Johns Fjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join this 8-day expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear. This voyage aboard the MV Hondius …
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