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Small Ship Cruises

Small Ship Cruise Holidays from BSpoke

A small ship cruise provides an intimate cruise holiday experience. Each small ship voyage is expertly crafted to ensure that every guest has the very best small-ship experience. This means that a range of diverse itineraries to hidden ports of call and unspoilt lands throughout the world are on offer aboard some of the finest cruise ships on earth.

At BSpoke we recommend small ship cruises on vessels that carry no more than 250 passengers.

Small Ships

  • Intimate wildlife experiences
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Polar regions
  • Arctic

    Spitsbergen Explorer

    The very best of Spitsbergen. You’ll explore the western and north western area of the island and hopefully spot polar bears, walrus, sea birds and whales on this wildlife enthused expedition.

    What not to miss

    • Phippsøya - preferred hunting ground for Polar Bears

    • Just one week!

    • Daily walks + hikes on the tundra

    Tour from
    £7100
    Duration
    11 Days (10 Nights)
    Available
    Jun
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  • Arctic

    Spitsbergen in Depth | Expedition Cruise

    A longer cruise providing the opportunity to attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen. Encounter the rugged, wild and unspoiled landscapes - utterly unforgettable.

    What not to miss

    • 14th of July Glacier - see an array of Arctic birds

    • Attempt to circumnavigate Svalbard

    • Get up close to a diverse range of wildlife

    Tour from
    £6300
    Duration
    13 Days (12 Nights)
    Available
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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  • Antarctica

    Antarctic Explorer

    Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey.

    What not to miss

    • Perfect for first-time visitors to Antarctica

    • Explore highlights of the Peninsula

    • Special photography departure!

    Tour from
    £4650
    Duration
    14 Days (13 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar
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  • Antarctica

    Antarctic Peninsula : Luxury (11 days)

    Your polar expedition will lead to one discovery after another. From magnificent icebergs to seals, whales and penguins. This is a complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences led by a team of expert guides and lectures.

    What not to miss 

    • Wildlife, geography and history discussions

    • Mountains, glaciers and icebergs

    • Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguin colonies

    Tour from
    £8640
    Duration
    11 Days (10 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
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  • Ecuador

    Galapagos: Eastern Islands

    The Galapagos Islands are characterised by stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. There is an abundance of wildlife from sea lions and iguanas to the famous blue-footed booby.

    • Big nesting site for blue-footed boobies

    • Biggest population of land iguanas on South Plazas Island

    • Snorkelling with playful sea lions and turtles

    Tour from
    £3649
    Package from
    £4549
    Duration
    10 Days (9 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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  • Ecuador

    Galapagos: North Central Islands | Luxury

    A luxury expedition cruise to the central and eastern islands of the Galapagos. You’ll make one amazing discovery after another on our complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences led by a team of expert guides and lecturers.

    What not to miss

    • Hiking on black lava rock

    • Snoozing seal pups on the red sand beaches of Rabida Island

    • Colorado Tortoise Reserve in the highlands of San Cristobal

    Tour from
    £4590
    Duration
    10 Days (9 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
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  • Arctic

    Reykjavik to Tromso : Luxury

    This luxury expedition will take you from Iceland to Norway, visiting isolated islands and remote wilderness landscapes. Aboard the Silver Cloud, and as weather permits on her Zodiacs, go past spectacular bird cliffs in Iceland and the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard, marvelling at the multitude of puffins, guillemots and gulls that congregate to nest.

    What not to miss

    • Explore Lake Myvatan in Iceland

    • Visit Icelands Dynjandi waterfall

    • Whale watching around the volcanic island of Jan Mayen

    Tour from
    £7110
    Duration
    16 Days (15 Nights)
    Available
    Jun, Jul, Sep
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  • Ecuador

    Galapagos: Western Islands

    Explore the larger western Islands of the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the nature trails and excursions in the most wonderful marine archipelago and landscape. There is an abundance of wildlife in the Galapagos from marine iguanas to frigate birds and the famous blue-footed booby.

    What not to miss

    • Best chance to see Galapagos Penguin

    • Huge colonies of Marine Iguanas

    • Flamingos on Rabida Island

    Tour from
    £3649
    Package from
    £4549
    Duration
    10 Days (9 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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  • Ecuador

    Galapagos: Western Islands | Luxury

    A remarkable luxury expedition of the western islands of the Galapagos archipelago. Enjoy a complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences led by a team of expert guides and lectures.

    What not to miss

    • Zodiac cruising beneath the imposing volcanic coastline

    • See flamingos in Playa Espumilla on Santiago Island

    • Learning the history of Galapagos at Post Office Bay

    Tour from
    £4590
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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  • Antarctica

    Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

    Join us for the quintessential Antarctic experience for polar travellers! This expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.

    What not to miss

    • 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species

    • Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage on South Georgia

    • The quaint, British town of Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands

    Tour from
    £10370
    Duration
    20 Days (19 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
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  • Arctic

    Tromso to Longyearbyen : Luxury

    Cruise the stunning landscapes of Northern Norway and Svalbard on this luxury cruise in to the Arctic wilderness. You will encounter captivating landscapes, mountains, fjords and glaciers while searching for walrus and polar bears.

    What not to miss

    • Nordkapp - mainland Europe’s northernmost coast

    • Bird cliffs in Gjesverstappan Islands

    • Deep fjords and prominent glaciers

    Tour from
    £6210
    Duration
    11 Days (10 Nights)
    Available
    Jul
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  • Arctic

    Intro to Spitsbergen

    This shorter voyage allows you to spend a fantastic week aboard an expedition ship getting really close to everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular wilderness scenery.

    What not to miss

    • Good for first timers into the Expedition Cruising world

    • Hiking the tundra

    • Amazing photo opportunities

    Tour from
    £4750
    Duration
    9 Days (8 Nights)
    Available
    Jun, Jul
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  • Antarctica

    Epic Antarctica

    Do it all! This is a once in a lifetime ‘Epic Antarctic’ expedition. Not only will you cross the Antarctic Circle and travel further south than many Antarctic cruises, you will also visit and explore the wildlife playgrounds of the Falklands and South Georgia.

    What not to miss

    • South Georgia, often referred to as ‘the Galapagos of the South’. 

    •  Port Stanley—the largest settlement in the Falklands

    • Wildlife including penguins, seals and whales

    Tour from
    £14560
    Duration
    23 Days (22 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
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  • Antarctica

    Antarctic Peninsula : Luxury (18 days)

    This is a comprehensive itinerary where expedition cruising meets luxury. You’ll visit the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic. Be on the lookout for some of the region’s most captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and many seabirds.

    What not to miss

    • Spot Peale's dolpjins and Commerson's dolphins near West Point Island

    • Spend time with King Penguins in South Georgia

    • Elephant seals on Elephant Island

    Tour from
    £15840
    Duration
    18 Days (17 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
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  • Antarctica

    Antarctic Peninsula : Luxury (16 days)

    Your expedition will lead to one amazing discovery after another. Antarctica is home to so much diverse wildlife from King Penguins to Humpback Whales, you will be overwhelmed by how untouched and natural Antarctica is. The heart-stopping wilderness landscapes are made up of frigid waters, tabular icebergs and the dramatic continental ice shelf.

    What not to miss

    • Search for seals, penguins and the Orcha whale

    • Get up close to numerous species of penguin

    • War Memorial for  the 1982 Falkland Conflict between Britain and Argentina

    Tour from
    £11340
    Duration
    16 Days (15 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Dec
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  • Antarctica

    Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

    This fabulous expedition explores King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! The flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica provide spectacular aerial views and land you in the majesty of the 7th continent.

    What not to miss

    • The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

    • Fly over the Drake Passage

    • Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlight

    Tour from
    £7310
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
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  • Greenland

    Greenland Arctic Express

    Discover Greenland and the delights of the world’s largest fjord system, visit the fascinating Inuit settlements, spot polar bears and whales and maybe even witness the northern lights!

    What not to miss

    • Daily zodiac excursions

    • Wildlife sightings: whales, polar bears and musk ox

    • Visiting an Inuit comunity

    • Hiking in the largest, most remote and northerly national park in the world

    Tour from
    £6800
    Duration
    9 Days (8 Nights)
    Available
    Sep
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  • Antarctica

    Crossing the Antarctic Circle

    Our most in-depth voyage crossing the Antarctic Circle. Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula is the ultimate adventure. Picture the solitude, serenity and wild beauty of the landscapes. Capture the playful penguins and wonderful whales.

    What not to miss

    • Less frequented sites south of the Antarctic Circle

    • Historic research stations in the area of Marguerite Bay

    • Special photography departure

    Tour from
    £7200
    Duration
    14 Days (13 Nights)
    Available
    Jan, Feb, Mar
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