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Explore the top-rated Malta small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Valletta, Gozo, and Malta, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring 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 Malta small ship cruises start at $1,660 for a trip of 7 to 13 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Malta small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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An aerial view of the city Malaga
$2,590
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Malta, Balearic Islands & Spain

11 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Relax aboard a majestic tall ship
  • Gaze upon Palma's Gothic cathedral
  • Visit the World Heritage City
  • Explore Cagliari, Sardinia
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join us on a delightful sailing experience and relax in some of the most historical and magical destinations in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the easy-going informality aboard your tall ship, finding that there are no rigid schedules and you are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Start …
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Greek-Roman Theatre of Taormina
$7,880
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A Circumnavigation of Sicily with Smithsonian Journeys

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Take a loop around Sicily
  • Discover Sicily's beautiful cities
  • Visit Syracuse
  • Explore Palermo
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise around Sicily aboard the luxury expedition ship Le Champlain while exploring Sicily's most beautiful historic cities and ancient sites. Valletta, the capital of Malta, will be the departure point. Then, head straight to the Sicilian coast. In Palermo, the capital of Sicily, you will be …
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Stop in Piraeus, the port of Athens
$1,660
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Sicily & Greece

Malta - Greece - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Roam Agora in Athens
  • Learn about Malta's history
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Piraeus
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 7-day cruise aboard Star Clipper and discover the fascinating history of Mediterranean gems. Begin in Valletta, the capital of Malta, boasting museums and grand churches amidst its ancient walls. Next, explore Syracuse, a city in Sicily with remarkable ruins and charming cafes. Sail on …
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Mount Etna looms over an ancient town
$4,660
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Ancient jewels of the Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Valletta, capital of Malta
  • Explore the islands
  • Visit the Taormina in Sicily
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Bougainville for anexceptional cruise discovering fascinating sites in the Western Mediterranean during an 8-day voyage.The ship leaves Athens, the capital of Greece, and cruises on seas that are brimming with history.Have a wonderful stop on Patmos, one of the legendary must-see islands …
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Hydra Island, Greece
$2,170
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Sicily & Greece

Piraeus to Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Ride a donkey on Hydra
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Discover Gozo, a diving destination
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in the ancient city of Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, a city for all eternity. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, …
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Eivissa ibiza town from red lighthouse port entrance beacon
$18,785
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The Hidden Wonders of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Lisbon - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • See the green rolling hills of Gozo
  • Explore the unfinished temple
  • See Carloforte wooden boatbuilding
  • Tour Portimão historic center
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the best of the Mediterranean on this 11-day cruise from Valletta to Lisbon aboard Scenic Eclipse. Your trip begins in Valletta and takes you through the Maltese archipelago to Sicily and the Spanish coast, passing through some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in the …
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Explore historic Bonifacio atop the cliffs of Corsica
$7,790
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Mediterranean Island Voyage: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba – with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Mediterranean islands
  • Experience ancient ruins
  • Admire Byzantine-Arab mosaics
  • Explore medieval towns
  • Discover local cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 8-day Mediterranean Island Voyage with Smithsonian Journeys from Valletta to Nice on Le Bougainvillewhere you can engage in discussions with two Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard.Explore five Mediterranean islands on one itinerary, starting from Malta and moving on to Sicily, …
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View of Valletta
$6,740
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The artistic Adriatic and the Pinault Collection - Palazzo Grassi

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Explore Valletta
  • Experience Syracuse
  • Discover Otrante
  • Admire Dubrovnik
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day cruise to explore the cultural and artistic treasures of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas aboard the Le Bougainville. Along the way, enjoy captivating lectures from Pinault Collection experts. The journey will take you to Malta, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy, with private visits to …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$6,880
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From Malta to the Adriatic Coast

Valletta - Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Explore Lecce
  • Visit Bay of Kotor
  • Experience the Adriatic islands
  • Explore Syracuse
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 9-day cruise in partnership with Relais & Châteaux. L’Austral will take travelers on a cultural and artistic trip through Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. Starting in Valletta, set sail toward the Sicilian city of Syracuse. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous …
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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$6,410
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From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast

Valletta - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • Tour the city of Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days cruising through the Mediterranean, taking in the stunning scenery and visiting some of the most interesting cities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.From Valletta, proceed to Trapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau dropping 750 meters down to the sea, this medieval city is a maze …
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Relax with a stunning view of Lisbon
$2,830
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Lisbon to Malta

11 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Visit the Alfama
  • Explore Portimao
  • Discover Gozo
  • Tour around Valletta
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Valletta
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 11-day cruise from Lisbon to Malta aboard Royal Clipper. Explore the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. Sail through Portimao, the largest city in Algarve, and was traditionally a center for sardine fishing and processing. Next, Cadiz called 'the cup of …
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Beautiful Positano on Italy's Amalfi coast
$6,299
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Italian Treasures

Valletta - Rome - 9 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Explore Syracuse
  • Discover Sicilian cuisine
  • Explore history of Aeolian Islands
  • Witness the Stromboli volcano
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 9-day Italian Treasures Cruise from Valletta to Rome aboard the World Traveller, experience the enchanting Amalfi Coast by spending nights in Positano and Capri, to fully immerse in its beauty. Explore the historical city of Syracuse, which boasts a history spanning over thousands of years. …
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Greek-Roman Theatre of Taormina
$6,610
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Ancient Wonders and Culinary Delights: Cruising Southern Italy and Sicily - with Smithsonian Journey

Valletta - Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Roman Empires of Italy
  • Explore well-preserved Greek sites
  • Visit vineyards
  • Experience Mediterranean foods
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Livorno
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise on Le Bougainville through Sicily and Southern Italy stops at some of the most fascinating ancient, medieval, and Renaissance sites in the Mediterranean. It also provides numerous opportunities to sample the foods and wines that have made this region of the world-famous for its …
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An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily
$4,760
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Islands and cities of the Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail from Greece to Malta
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Hydra
  • Visit the island of Kythira
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Bougainville on an 8-day cruise between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, exploring the Islands and cities of the Mediterranean. Leaving Athens and traveling towards Paros. Explore the little island of Hydrabefore sailing south to the picturesque Monemvasia. The ship calls at …
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Enjoy the rugged landscape and charming city of Zadar
$11,420
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Back to Summer On The Azure Adriatic

Venice - Valletta - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore the charm of Rovinj
  • Journey through streets in Korcula
  • Witness Lecce's Baroque charm
  • Experience Roman-Venetian fusion
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard Sea Cloud II, back to summer on the azure Adriatic. Starting in Venice, a city of canals, palaces, and art, welcomes you with its charm. Rovinj, a slice of Venetian history, offers Mediterranean delights and Istrian wines. Zadar showcases its rich history through …
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Admire the iconic whitewashed architecture of Santorini
$9,499
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Splendid Italian Escapes

Athens - Rome - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Visit Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum
  • Wander around Valleta
  • Explore Aeolian Islands and Lipari
  • Discover the island of Capri
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day Splendid Italian Escapes cruise from Athens to Rome aboard World Traveller. Travel through the Italian countryside to reach the medieval town of Tarquinia for a farmhouse pasta workshop with fellow culinary connoisseurs during an overnight in Civitavecchia. Visit Valletta's …
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Beach of Aqaba
$12,410
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Ancient Civilizations by Sea: Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, & Turkey – with Smithsonian Journeys

Aqaba - Valletta - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Visit shores of Levant & Maltese
  • Explore Petra and Wadi Rum
  • Cross the Suez Canal
  • Wander through colorful Kusadasi
Starts / Ends:
Aqaba / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On an 13-day Le Champlain voyage from Aqaba to Valletta, explore the Eastern Mediterranean. Eilat in Israel will be the first point of call. You may find Massada, a magnificent fortification that towers over the Dead Sea. After that, continue sailing toward Egypt, stopping at Ain Sukhna in the …
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