You want more access, more intimate environments, fewer crowds, a quieter experience, a higher level of service and personalization. Private or small group land tours, river and small ship cruises provide all of these things for you.
River, luxury and expedition cruises are ones I share with you regularly, but these are just three of a number of different small ship styles. This week I'm sharing a few of the Adventure style experiences you can have on the water.
Adventure cruises are not your typical cruise experience. No, not crazy and wild, but perfect experiences for those who are seeking something a little different. I know travelers who really enjoy these experiences, especially with their families, then also take time to be spoiled on the luxury ships too.
Top two photos courtesy of UnCruise Adventures
The first type are casual ships with fewer than 100 guests. Food is great, cabins are comfortable and functional. The focus is on experiences off the ship, where nature and wildlife rules. Experiences are soft adventure - active but not so much that you have to be an in shape sports buff - beach walks, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling or simply observing the marvels of Mother Nature.
Photo courtesy of Aranui 5
I categorize this under Adventure as well as it is so very different from a typical cruise. Half cargo, half cruise ship, Aranui 5 sails through the Society, Austral and Tuamoto Islands, bringing needed goods to the islands and bringing back products for export. Guests enjoy the opportunity of meeting locals and exploring less visited islands in one of the most beautiful areas of the world. This cruise is perfect for the culture seekers - so much to experience and take in on this adventure and most excursions are included.
Photo courtesy of Star Clippers
The third type of adventure cruise really isn't a cruise. It's an adventure sailing. A four or five-masted clipper ship has you following traditional trade wind routes, exploring both iconic and small, off the beaten path ports of call in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas and along the coast of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Simple, laid back fun on the seas. Nothing else like it.
Ready to learn more or get started on your adventure? Let me help you put together a fantastic experience. Call 602.540.7338 or connect with me here.
Laurie Marschall - Owner and Founder