Small ship cruising in 2018

Enjoy the experience of a cruise without the crowds. APT’s fleet of small ships offer the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantages of a smaller vessel – and companions fly free!* Sailing to destinations around the globe, step ashore right into the centre of town and enjoy more time to explore. With guest numbers totalling a little over 100, you will leave your journey feeling part of the APT family.

Fine dining, unforgettable sightseeing, the highest level of service, stunning locations: APT has considered – and included – every last detail. With fewer guests aboard, you’ll enjoy uncrowded small group excursions and unparalleled access to the extraordinary destinations you explore. At each port you visit with APT, a range of included sightseeing excursions await.

Enjoy the services of a dedicated expedition leader and up to 10 expedition team members for the entirety of your cruise. Additionally, you’ll be joined by local experts in most places, who’ll offer deeper insights into the region.

APT offers two different, but equally memorable cruising experiences depending on what suits you. Soft Expedition cruises allow you to tailor the level of adventure to your interests. These are the perfect way to enjoy immersive experiences in small towns and big cities.

Expedition cruises are more active and involve regular use of the ship’s inflatable Zodiac vessels. These cruises feature the service of an APT expedition leader and expedition team including naturalists, marine biologists, historians and photographers. This style of cruising allows you to explore destinations that few have visited before.

APT’s world of Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions combined with your small ship cruise will deliver experiences you never thought possible. All the options for each cruise are available in the brochure.

Enjoy a 17-day cruise – Casablanca to Rome from $16,895 including a Companion Fly Free* deal. Begin your adventure in Morocco where you board MS Island Sky in Casablanca. Arrive in Europe at the Rock of Gibraltar before exploring the Spanish coast, Corsica and Italy. You can view the full cruise from Africa to Europe here.

With a range of destinations including Europe, Japan, Iceland and Australia’s own Kimberley Coast, there is a small ship cruise to suit everyone.

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