Travelling on small cruise ships offers a whole new experience providing a more intimate level of friendship if you wish, or to avoid the big crowds of the mega ships. Check out these cruise ships for your ultimate high-sea or up-river getaway.
Flagship for the Majestic America Cruise line, the American Queen is the pinnacle of riverboat cruising. Between the picturesque feathered stacks and the smooth, state-of-the-art propulsion, passengers are treated to six-decks of luxuriously appointed suites and staterooms. The two-tier Grand Saloon sets the standard and the sumptuous dining, heated pool and athletic club does the rest.
European based cruise, Viking Sky, glides by stunning mountains, lush countryside, quaint villages and cities, providing an international experience without the inconvenience of constantly negotiating planes, buses or trains. English-speaking guides ensure you experience the best on each of your river-side excursions, while on-board you'll experience full hotel-style luxury.
On the super-sleek Azamara Quest chill out in the piano or wine bar, jive to the live entertainment, expand your muscles in the pool or your mind at the daily enrichment programs, all in complete luxury and indulgence. Azamara Journey helps you escape the crowds to experience the peace and uncluttered fine dining of a smaller ocean-going cruise ship. Test your palette at the wine and champagne tasting, or watch the sunset wash over an endless sea.
The 'Princess' cruises seal the small cruise deal. From the glass walls, Polynesian cuisine and Lotus Spa of the Pacific Princess, to the luxurious, private staterooms and martini bar of the Coral Princess, to the more than 200 secluded balcony suites and live entertainment of the Ocean Princess, the benefits of small ship cruising shine through.