Small Ship Cruising

Cruising the Volga River on Volga Dream

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The luxurious Volga Dream — the most elegant yacht on the Volga River — seems more like a charming floating hotel with a library, lounge-bar, and sun deck. The gracious service, sumptuous cuisine, and thoughtful planning made us feel right at home. and there’s no better way to see river cities between Moscow and St. Petersburg like Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogy, and Valaam.

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North Africa on Le Levant

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Our trip aboard Le Levant was a triple delight: The yacht accommodates only 90 guests in 45 elegant outside staterooms, our North Africa tour included stops in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, and we were privilege to travel in the company of a paleoanthropologist and an Egyptologist whose on-board lectures were insightful and fascinating.

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The Dalmatian Coast aboard Le Diamant

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Le Diamant, accommodating up to 189 passengers, felt intimate with comfortable cabins and a luxurious lounge. Ports of call on our Dalmatian Coast voyage included Trogir, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Kotor, with side trips to Zagreb in Croatia and Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Southeast Alaska aboard Island Spirit

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Island Spirit was the perfect small ship from which to observe and enjoy southeast Alaska. We saw humpback whales, sea lions, brown bears, bald eagles, and tufted puffins.
We also got to tour island communities like Haines, Gustavus, and Hoonah that are accessible only by small ship or seaplane — experiencing native crafts and art, meeting local characters, and learning about their unique lifestyle in Alaska’s remote wilderness.

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The Western Mediterranean aboard Sea Cloud

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She’s an elegant 360-foot, four-masted barque, with a snow-white hull, endless mahogany brightwork, and polished bronze fittings. To sail aboard Sea Cloud is not only to occupy a museum-quality heirloom, but to relive the splendor and gracious lifestyle of cruising in the grand tradition.

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