What is Small Ship Cruising?
In the cruise world, there are ships of all kinds, ranging from those which carry as few as 50 guests, to those carrying in excess of 6,000 passengers.
Small ship cruising is exactly as it says; it is taking a cruise holiday on a ship with a much smaller capacity. Exactly how many passengers these ‘small’ ships hold is actually open for a little debate but would certainly be less than 1,300.
If that still sounds a lot to you then we can assure you that the small cruise ships we offer at Panache Cruises generally have much fewer guests on board than that! The term ‘small ship cruising’ does not actually denote a specific type of cruising so we cannot categorise it into one area.
All types of cruising offered by Panache Cruises could legitimately be called small ship cruising as the capacities of the ships do not exceed 1,300 passengers, with nearly all of them well under a maximum capacity of 1,000 passengers.
So regardless of the type of cruise adventure you wish to undertake, whether it be elite ocean, luxury river, expedition or yacht-style cruising, you can ensure that your experience will be a ‘small ship cruising’ one.
In most cases, small ship cruising is centred around the destinations that you will be visiting, whilst ensuring that you travel there in style and luxury. The beauty of the smaller ships is that they can get closer to the heart of the locations on the itinerary and that they can also go to different ports that the larger ships cannot.
You will find that you’ll feel closer to the regions you visit too, as everything is geared to ensuring you get the most out of small ship cruises and really get to fully immerse yourself in the places you visit.