Small Ship Cruising

Explore the Great Barrier Reef, river cruise through ancient and historical villages, cross oceans on a luxury cruise liner or explore tropical islands on a yacht. 

Gustave Flaubert:
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Below we have a small selection of highlighted cruises, but be sure to browse our extensive, worldwide selection of small ship cruises.

Book with us on any of the following cruise lines and receive the following exclusive onboard guest benefits:

Adventure Canada: A spa treatment and a complimentary  bottle of champagne per stateroom
Albatross Travel: Kayaking experience for one person (valid in The Arctic or Antarctica)
American Queen Voyages: US $50pponboard credit per booking
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji: A sulu and private deck dinner
European Waterways : For each booking, a complimentary, signed copy of the world-famous chef “Rick Stein’s French    Odyssey”cookbook
Murray River Paddlesteamers: Each booking to receive 2 Bottles of Tisdall Henry’s Crossing Wine gift boxed
Oceania Cruises: US $100 shipboard credit per booking
Paul Gauguin Cruises: €150 per person shipboard credit
Polar Latitudes: US $50 On-board credit per person for use either in the on-board giftshop or in the bar (for purchase of premium beverages)
Royal Galapagos:US $100 certificate per person for bar consumption
PONANT: €150 per person shipboard credit
Katarina Line: FREE Katarina Line t-shirt
Seabourn: Gift pack
Hurtigruten: $100 AUD per person On Board Credit for selected Norway Coastal Voyages & $200 AUD per person on Board Credit for all Expedition Voyages
UnCruise Adventures: US $200 per person air credit
Windstar Cruises: A bottle of white or red wine or a plate of chocolate-dipped strawberries with every booking.

*All onboard benefits are subject to change


Discover the Kimberley aboard the classic small ship Coral
Discoverer, or the brand new Coral Adventurer. Custom-built for environmentally responsible small-ship cruising, their refined steering capabilities, shallow draught, and nimble Xplorer tenders bring you closer to remote coastlines.
In true expedition style, the atmosphere is intimate and limited to a maximum of 120 guests. This enables a different cruise experience – relaxed, convivial, without queues, waiting, or assigned seating.
Expect one or two activities or excursions each day, all included in your cruise fare. Expedition Leaders and lecturers who are experts in the region accompany every voyage, providing interpretation on culture, geology, conservation, history, and the region’s unique plants and wildlife.


Coral Expeditions have partnered with the Australian Geographic Society for a once-in-a-lifetime nature conservation experience on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This special Citizen Science departure will explore some of the most remote edges of the outer reef, discover beautiful and complex habitats, and find sanctuary in the peaceful solitude of the Coral Sea.
Hosted by some of Australia’s most accomplished reef experts including Dr Dean Miller from the Australian Geographic Society, John Rumney, co-founder of GBR Legacy, and Dr Charlie Veron, widely known as the ‘Godfather of the Reef’, you will participate in real scientific research projects.

A large white cruise boat near a rocky cliff.

Kimberly Quest

Kimberley Quest has released 2 fabulous itineraries. These cruises include a scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.​

8 day northern quest Wyndham – Mitchell River / Cruise – Fly

8 day northern quest Mitchell River – Wyndham / Fly – Cruise

Experience pure luxury and adventure in one of Australia’s most beautiful regions, the Kimberleys. Award winning Kimberley Quest Cruises offers an experience of a lifetime exploring the waterways, visiting historic sites, and view the local flora and fauna in their naturally stunning surroundings.