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Micro Cruising

Today’s high-end, sophisticated traveller has moved away from the traditional concept of enjoy luxury for luxuries sake and towards a more authentic, culturally sincere idea of cruise travel. They seek personal revolutions, so they look for journeys involving potent and immersive experiences.

‘Slow Cruising’ heralds a new cruise movement. Small ships means that your arrival won’t create ripples on the destination. Since small ships are able to navigate shallower waters, most can anchor easily at smaller ports, or even anchor at Sea with no infrastructure in sight.  Don’t adversely transform the very place you’ve come to see. Take only photographs, leave only footprints, get lost be found.

In an attempt to define the term ‘small ship cruising’ Micro-Cruising only sells trips on ships that hold 100 passengers or fewer.  Micro-Cruising Managing Director, Nicola Caygill, feels that the dynamics of the cruising experience changes once the passenger count hits over around 100. 

“We feel it is the sweet spot as far as guest–to-guest interaction and guide interpretation is concerned.  Antarctica land tours have a capacity allowance of 100 passengers at a time, in the Galapagos it is 16 passengers in a group.  These numbers must not be ignored when considering one’s enjoyment of a once-in-a-lifetime trip.”

Micro-Cruising provides a travel trade platform for largely unrepresented small ship cruises worldwide on ships of no more than 130 passengers.  Our most popular destinations include: Croatia, Fiji, Greece, The Mekong, Alaska, Antarctica, The Maldives, France and Burma. Guests can take a cabin on a set departure or charter a vessel.  We specialise in truly small ships.

We wholesale worldwide vessels holding only 100 passengers or fewer, such as:
  • Grace Kelly’s honeymoon yacht in the Galapagos
  • 100 year old converted solid teak Rice barges in Thailand
  • Agatha Christie's “Death on the Nile" river boat
  • Seeing Sea Gypsies of the Mergui Archipelago
  • Homely tug boats in Alaska
  • A tall ship that was so beautiful that she was pardoned from WWII duties by Roosevelt 
  • One cabin phinisis in Indonesia with seven staff including a full time masseuse

Why choose a small ship cruise?
  • Choose quality not quantity
  • Choose characterful over bland
  • Choose personal service over cattle calls
  • Choose getting to know your captain
  • Choose landings and ports that big ships only dream of
  • Choose intimate dining experiences
  • Choose flexible landings and more of them

We are AFTA, CLIA members and ATAS accredited. Our Unique Selling Proposition is that we save agents time sourcing reputable suppliers who will give your clients a live enriching experience and we offer multiple options for the one enquiry.