There was a time, not long ago, when almost all cruises were just that, a cruise past wonderful destinations. The last twenty years or so has witnessed an immense and wonderful evolution in small ship cruising and today travellers have thousands of options.

This 10 day, 9-night cruise takes you from historic Boston to the classic ports of Maine and New Brunswick. Cruise the scenic coasts by small ship.

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16 day, 15-night small ship cruise. Your cruise stretches across Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario; from Chicago to New York City.

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Small luxury cruise through the Mediterranean. Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Morocco, and more. This is one spectacular Mediterranean Cruise.

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