SMALL SHIPS

Traditionally, small ship and boutique brands offer a different experience from larger vessels, and the breadth of this cruise category continues to grow, with companies like Katarina Line, Le Boat and Star Clippers expanding. With everything from sail boats to five-masted vessels, self-skippered riving cruising to yachts, there are so many options for people who aren’t keen on big white ships.


There are some big new launches in 2020, with the Ritz-Carlton hotel brand sailing their first luxury yacht. The new vessel, Evrima, due to launch in June, will have 149 luxe suites, multiple dining venues and a water sports platform for aquatic adventures.


Star Clippers has a fleet of five masted sailing ships that sail the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia and the Atlantic Ocean, on which guests can try their hand at sailing themselves.

Katarina Line, known for their small-ship experiences, sails Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline and lets sailors take hikes around some of the lesser-known islands in Croatia, explore cities and towns, and eat and drink wine with local families.


Boutique ocean line Cruise & Maritime Voyages is all about traditional British cruising. With a relaxed atmosphere, CMV now has a range of itineraries in Australia, including a gin-themed sailing, and international voyages visiting lesser known ports.


And for a completely unique experience, look to Le Boat’s self-skippered sailings that let guests drive their own self-sufficient river boat along inland waters in Europe and Canada.

SMALL SHIPS

Traditionally, small ship and boutique brands offer a different experience from larger vessels, and the breadth of this cruise category continues to grow, with companies like Katarina Line, Le Boat and Star Clippers expanding. With everything from sail boats to five-masted vessels, self-skippered riving cruising to yachts, there are so many options for people who aren’t keen on big white ships.


There are some big new launches in 2020, with the Ritz-Carlton hotel brand sailing their first luxury yacht. The new vessel, Evrima, due to launch in June, will have 149 luxe suites, multiple dining venues and a water sports platform for aquatic adventures.


Star Clippers has a fleet of five masted sailing ships that sail the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia and the Atlantic Ocean, on which guests can try their hand at sailing themselves.


Katarina Line, known for their small-ship experiences, sails Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline and lets sailors take hikes around some of the lesser-known islands in Croatia, explore cities and towns, and eat and drink wine with local families.


Boutique ocean line Cruise & Maritime Voyages is all about traditional British cruising. With a relaxed atmosphere, CMV now has a range of itineraries in Australia, including a gin-themed sailing, and international voyages visiting lesser known ports.


And for a completely unique experience, look to Le Boat’s self-skippered sailings that let guests drive their own self-sufficient river boat along inland waters in Europe and Canada.