At The Small Cruise Ship Collection, we only do small ship cruises - Our smallest 'ship' carries just 8 people - The largest around 250. Most carry 40-100 passengers, and this has many advantages.
• Nooks and crannies. Small ships can reach the parts larger ships cannot. Whether this is a bay full of penguins in Antarctica, a small village in Papua New Guinea, a pristine reef in Fiji or a known Polar bear haunt, larger ships can't access these nooks.
• More personable. On a small ship, you will get to know the passengers, the captain and crew. It is strange, but true, that it is much easier to meet people when there are fewer of them!
• Rules and regulations. On cruises to Antarctica no more than 100 passengers can go ashore. If your ship carries 150, or 300, either someone misses out or you have to wait your turn!
• Small villages. If you are visiting a small village in Cuba,Greek Islands or Papua New Guinea, they will welcome a visit from 40-50 people, but 600? 3000? Just not feasible.
• Queues. What are they?
We are members of the Travel Trust Association (TTA number Q3314), an association of Travel Organisers that operates trust accounts to provide total financial protection for consumers. Booking your holiday with a member of the TTA protects you in the unlikely event of that member becoming insolvent. Once we confirm your holiday, you are 100% ATOL protected.