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Explore the top-rated Portugal small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Lisbon, Portimao, Porto, Pinhão, and Funchal, 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 Portugal small ship cruises start at $1,930 for a trip of 8 to 29 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Portugal small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Porto Cityscape, Portugal
$3,599
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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 Cruises, Village Visits, 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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Colorful shores of the Azores
$10,721
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Islands of the Azores: Basalt Peaks to Volcanic Vineyards

Portugal roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore Ponta do Pico
  • Witness the landscape change
  • Explore Caldeira da Graciosa
  • Join a local whale guide
Starts / Ends:
Sao Miguel / Sao Miguel
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on a 9-day cruise through the Islands of the Azores: Basalt peaks to volcanic vineyards aboard the National Geographic Endurance.Encounter the defining Ponta do Pico, exploring a whaling village and a UNESCO-listed wine region. Join a researcher to spot cetaceans. Explore Faial's …
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Stop in sunny Salamanca
$11,240
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Delightful Douro with Lisbon

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Azure
  • Visit the Maritime Museum
  • Visit Palacio Nacional
  • Relax and enjoy musical performance
  • Explore the Douro Museum in Regua
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beautiful Douro river valley with a relaxing adventure aboard Scenic Azure. Attend an exclusive Sundowners cocktail event on the manicured lawns of the Douro Museum, and watch as the sun sinks beneath the fruitful vines of Régua’s plentiful vineyards. Tour the …
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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$2,837
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Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Miguel Torga
  • Cruise in the Douro Valley
  • Discover Portugal and Spain
  • Visit the city of Porto
  • Amaze with the wine cellars
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto, Vila Real, and Salamanca, you will discover the magnificent cities along our cruise. You will visit Porto and its famous wine route as well as Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has managed to find the subtle balance between its past heritage and …
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Relax in beautiful Porto
$14,290
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The Unforgettable Douro

Porto to Porto - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Azure
  • Enjoy a Fado performance
  • Enjoy a variety of activities
  • Explore the Douro Museum
  • Tour charming villages
  • Taste locally-produced wines
Starts / Ends:
Porto / Porto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Portugal’s Douro River winds through stunning landscapes dotted with timeless towns that have preserved traditional ways of life. From elegant Lamego to Regua and Vega de Terron, find pockets of history and traditional living tucked amid the lush green hillsides of the Douro Valley. Board …
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Admire sun-soaked Malaga
$1,930
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Lisbon to Malaga

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Visit the Algarve in Portugal
  • Ride the Cable Car in Gibraltar
  • Watch the dolphins in Gibraltar Bay
  • Explore Malaga's fortress palace
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark Star Flyer on this 8-day cruise, voyaging from Lisbon to Malaga. The trip starts in the capital of Portugal, since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve and was …
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Enjoy the clear blue waters of the Canary Islands
$5,790
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Volcanic Islands and Historic Cities of the North Atlantic

Canary Islands - Lisbon - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discovering 3 of the Canary Islands
  • Visit Garajonay National Park
  • Experience the magic of Silbo
  • Explore the vast parks in Setúbal
Starts / Ends:
Las Palmas / Lisbon
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on Le Dumont-d'Urville for an unforgettable 11-day Volcanic Islands and Historic Cities of the North Atlantic cruise from the Canary Islands to Lisbon. This cruise begins in the volcanic archipelagos of the Canaries and Madeira and ends at the southern tip of Portugal. Witness …
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Bridgetown, Barbados
$2,770
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Eastbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing

Bridgetown - Lisbon - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the east coast of Barbados
  • Discover the Azores history
  • Visit the Alfama
Starts / Ends:
Bridgetown / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Royal Clipper on this 17-day Eastbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing cruise from Bridgetown to Lisbon. Discover the east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches, and the red sands that blew across the Atlantic from the Sahara. Then sail to the Azores, who long played host to transatlantic yachtsmen, …
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Porto with Dom Luis Bridge
$4,199
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Portugal's River of Gold

Lisbon-Porto - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Tour the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Visit Vila Real's Mateus Palace
  • Explore Castelo Rodrigo
  • Enjoy Salamanca, Spain
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Salamanca
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the natural beauty and rich history of the Douro River. Experience Lisbon's renaissance, revitalized by trendy galleries and eateries. Explore two of Iberia's most historic university towns: Coimbra, Portugal, and Salamanca, Spain. Tour Porto's port warehouses and enjoy …
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Visit the historic Belem tower near Lisbon
$7,528
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Old World Gateways to the Atlantic

Lisbon - Portsmouth - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Explore Lisbon
  • Experience Vigo
  • Discover Ferrol
  • Explore Gijon
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Portsmouth
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard the SH Vega. Departing from Lisbon, discover hidden ports and towns along the Atlantic coasts of Portugal, Spain, and France. Explore Brittany before reaching the historic naval city of Portsmouth. Immerse in Europe's maritime legacy by exploring old towns, …
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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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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
$5,390
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Cruising from Morocco to Spain’s Andalusian Coast with Smithsonian Journeys

Casablanca - Lisbon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore Casablanca
  • Experience Malaga
  • Explore Cadiz
  • Discover Tangier
Starts / Ends:
Casablanca / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard Le Bellot, exploring from North Africa's Atlantic Coast to the Spanish Mediterranean. Dive into the region's profound historical legacy and dynamic modern culture. Beginning in Casablanca, Morocco, the cruise leads to Tangier, offering visits to the American …
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Park Guell, unique houses designed by Gaudi in Barcelona
$6,430
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Cruising Southern Spain and Portugal – with Smithsonian Journeys

Lisbon - Barcelona - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Explore Lisbon
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Experience Barcelona
  • Discover Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Barcelona
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville, sailing from Lisbon to Barcelona along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts. Explore Lisbon, Portugal's capital, with its vibrant streets and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. …
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Lisbon Portugal
$9,706
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Macaronesia & Bissagos Islands

Lisbon - Dakar (Southbound) - 21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Discover La Palma
  • Explore Santo Antão
  • See landscapes of lava on Fogo
  • Visit Bissagos Biosphere Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Dakar
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MS Spitsbergen on this 21-day Macaronesia & Bissagos Islands expedition cruise from Lisbon's picturesque beaches to Madeira and admire its verdant landscapes. You then head to the beautiful Canary Islands, with stops in La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. You can see different bird …
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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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Rock of Gibraltar
$3,390
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Spain, Morocco & Portugal

Cannes - Lisbon - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • View Bonifacio's natural beauty
  • Explore luxurious Ibiza
  • Discover charming Motril
  • Visit Malaga to view architecture
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the charm of the Mediterranean on this 13-day unique sailing cruise aboard the Royal Clipper. Visit Puerto Banus, a beautiful Mediterranean playground of white-washed buildings and a marina filled with yachts. The marina was developed in 1970 and over the past four decades has become adored …
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$10,531
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Macaronesia & Bissagos Islands

Dakar - Lisbon (Northbound) - 22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Discover La Palma
  • Explore Santo Antão
  • See landscapes of lava on Fogo
  • Visit Bissagos Biosphere Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Dakar / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MS Spitsbergen on this 22-day Macaronesia and Bissagos Islands grand expedition cruise, starting in Dakar, visiting Île de Gorée, and sailing to the Bissagos Islands. View different bird species, rare saltwater hippos, manatees, and more in the Bissagos UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. …
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Take in the sights, sounds, and colors of Barbados
$6,240
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Westbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing

Cannes to Barbados - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Marvel at Bonifacio's views
  • Explore charming Mahon, Menorca
  • See Malaga's Moorish architecture
  • Enjoy Marbella's natural beauty
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the uninhibited thrill of traversing a boundless ocean under sail, without any skills or effort required on your part. Imagine long lazy days at sea chasing the horizon, relaxing under a blanket of stars, and taking in the ocean's salty fragrance. Embarking in the city of Cannes, …
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