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Small Ship Cruising is continually increasing in popularity among Australian travellers as a unique and immersive way to see the world. Here you can find some of our favourite experiences in Latin America, Antarctica and the Arctic. Create your clients own unique journey buy combining with some of our most popular Tailor-Made Journeys for the ultimate adventure.

As part of our Small Ship Cruising campaign in October-November we have the following offers available in Antarctica, the Arctic, Galapagos Islands, Amazon and Patagonia.

 

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WHY SMALL SHIP CRUISING?

Expedition Cruising is not your typical ‘amusement park on water’ style of travel. On all of our chosen cruises extra shore time is encouraged, whilst using the convenience of the ship to transport you and put you up for the night. You won’t get trapped on board, literally watching the world go by - you will get up close and personal to that world.

Whether on an expedition to Antarctica visiting the icy mainland in your zodiacs each day, in South America cruising the Amazon on an eight berth cruiser (equipped with personal spa and crew) or visiting private islands off the coast of Brazil, you’re spoilt for experience choices. You could also be photographing the enigmatic wildlife of the Galapagos or heading further south to cruise through Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords en-route to the ‘end of the world’ in Ushuaia.

No bus terminals, no different hotel room every night, simply board the ship, unpack your bags and wake up every day with something new to explore. Whatever your choice, water is definitely a great way to get around!

 

BENEFITS OF SMALL SHIP CRUISING

MORE INTIMACYWith fewer people on board a ship, the intimacy of the trip is greater and so your chance to explore. You can sail into much smaller harbours, explore narrower channels and reach remote regions no large liner could ever get to. This is primarily what offers guests a more in-depth and immersive experience, no matter where they go.

MORE EXPERIENCES Small ship cruising has the priceless benefit of allowing you more time ashore, as disembarking is made easier with fewer guests to carry back and forth. In places like Antarctica and Patagonia, the weather plays a huge role in how much time you spend on land – it figures that facilitating your movements on and off the ship is ideal. And in fervently protected reserves like the Galapagos Islands, some landing sites limit the number of people allowed, on land, at any given time: this is where you’ll really want to choose the smallest ship your budget will allow.

MORE PERSONAL SPACE - Overcrowding isn’t just something you’ll dodge on-land when you choose to explore with smaller ship: there’ll no queues with which to contend at dinnertime, fewer people with whom to share the library, gym or spa (AND kayak use); you’ll generally enjoy a much more relaxing experience in a far less-crowded ship. Small ships offer gorgeous quiet nooks you can retreat to with a good book and glass of wine – your chances of finding anything like this on a megaliner, outside of your own cabin, are practically nil.

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Antarctica Untouched

10 NIGHTS

The Ocean Endeavour

Join Chimu Adventures on an exclusive charter to Antarctica aboard the Ocean Endeavour. ...

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Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer

20 NIGHTS FROM USD 13,990

The Ocean Endeavour

This is an epic 21 day voyage of discovery aboard the Ocean Endeavour, as you follow in the footstep...

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DELFIN III CRUISE LUXURY AMAZON

3 NIGHTS

Delfin III

Experience the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon. Cruise aboard the luxurious Delfin III into the Pacay...

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Amazon Cruise aboard The Delfin II

3 NIGHTS FROM USD 3,200

Delfin II

Explore one of the world’s most intriguing environments on board the luxury Delfin Amazon Cruise! ...

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Stella Australis: Patagonian Explorer

4 NIGHTS FROM USD 1,630

STELLA AUSTRALIS

Enjoy the spectacular fjords and stunning natural beauty of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, as you c...

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Ventus Australis: Patagonian Explorer

4 NIGHTS

VENTUS AUSTRALIS

Embark on an adventurous 5 day, journey between Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard the Ventus Australis....

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M/C Galapagos Seaman 4 Day Cruise

3 NIGHTS

Galapagos Seaman Journey

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first class catamaran offering superior comfort, size, style, and ...

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ABOARD THE SEA STAR GALAPAGOS CRUISE

4 NIGHTS

Sea Star Journey

See the Galapagos in style aboard the luxury M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey on this 5 day tour of th...

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M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey - Luxury Ten Day Cruise

9 NIGHTS

Sea Star Journey

See the Galapagos in style aboard the luxury M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey on this 10 day tour of t...

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Circumnavigating Svalbard - In the Realm of the Polar Bear

9 NIGHTS

SPITSBERGEN

Join us for this incredible Arctic circumnavigation of Svalbard, as we aim to sail above 80°N to th...

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Norway and Spitsbergen – The Route of Polar Pioneers

11 NIGHTS

SPITSBERGEN

Follow the route of Polar pioneers on this 7-day Arctic adventure as you venture from historic Troms...

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Songs in the South with Paul Kelly

20 NIGHTS

The Ocean Endeavour

In March 2021, iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, will be joining Chimu Adventures for...

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Up to 30% off

Antarctica Empowered

10 NIGHTS FROM USD 6,435

Ocean Atlantic

was USD 9,193

- Departing FEB 2020 - Join us in Antarctica with one of Australia’s greats, Kurt Fearnley AO, a...

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Stella Australis: Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

8 NIGHTS

STELLA AUSTRALIS

This adventurous nine-day journey journey will take you upon the same waterways that inspired the le...

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Delfin I - 4 Day Amazon Cruise

3 NIGHTS FROM USD 4,150

Delfin I

Delfin Amazon Cruises matches your destination, itinerary, and travel dreams in the Amazon. Style is...

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Journey to the Circle

Set sail aboard the comfortable Ocean Endeavour. Cross the infamous Drake Passage heading south to t...

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Discover Antarctica
11 Days

Discover the raw beauty of Antarctica on an Ocean Endeavour expedition. ...

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The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of Great Explorers

18 NIGHTS FROM USD 19,168

FRAM

Be among the few to sail in the wake of great explorers on as we attempt a journey through the legen...

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