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Tauck Small Ship Cruising

Why travelers love Tauck Small Ship Cruising...

Uncommon Access

  • We take care of every detail on your cruise so you connect ashore with people, places, and cultural traditions
  • Shore excursions are a well-choreographed blend of cultural sightseeing and time at leisure to maximize your time
  • Exclusive cultural experiences are an important part of Tauck's small ship cruising, many of them private for Tauck guests only
  • Dining ashore is included, providing a genuine taste of regional cuisine

 

All Inclusive

  • Virtually every cruise expense is included in one up-front price
  • No options sold
  • All shore excursions are included, led by Tauck Directors and local guides
  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, ship staff, local guides and luggage handling included

 

Intimate, Club-like Atmosphere

  • 40-264 guests aboard Tauck's yachts and expeditionary vessels – comfortable, relaxed, personalized cruising 
  • Cruise to small islands, hidden harbors and exclusive ports of call where big ships can't go 
  • On-board presentations by local experts and cultural performances by local artists

 

Peace of Mind

  • Tauck's proven ability to take care of guests in the event of the unexpected on tour personifies the word "reassurance" 
  • Cruise Protection Product offers trip, airfare, medical and luggage protection 
  • Book your air with Tauck – taxes and fuel surcharges included, no hidden fees, refundable

Yacht and Expeditionary Small Ship Cruising

The difference in Tauck's small ship cruising lies in the choreography – the combination of personalized cruising with cultural land exploration. From the moment you step ashore, our 85+ years of expertise on land ensures that on every moment of your shore excursions (all included in the price) count! Small ship cruising means more personal attention from the captain and the crew – you'll find the on-board atmosphere to be both club-like and comfortable. The pace is more relaxed, the conversations are richer, and the day-to-day experiences are shared with like-minded travelers.

  • Japan Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Northbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: $10,990

    NEW FOR 2015! Spend fourteen days discovering the people and places of Japan – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht L’Austral and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Kyoto and Tokyo; explore Osaka, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more.

  • Japan Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun – Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: $10,990

    NEW FOR 2015! Spend fourteen days discovering the people and places of Japan – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht L’Austral and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Kyoto and Tokyo; explore Osaka, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more.

  • Australia Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising Down Under – Eastbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 21 days
    • Price: $13,690 plus on-tour air

    NEW FOR 2015! On our new 21-day cruise, sail to storied ports of call in Australia and New Zealand, along with land stays in Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne. Imagine idyllic days at sea aboard the elegant L’ Austral, and private shore excursions to protected wildlife sanctuaries, seaside villages on South Pacific waterfronts, scenic national parks, local farms, wineries... with cultural connections that make this cruise unlike any other.

  • Australia Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising Down Under – Westbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 21 days
    • Price: $13,690 plus on-tour air

    NEW FOR 2015! On our new 21-day cruise, sail to storied ports of call in Australia and New Zealand, along with land stays in Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne. Imagine idyllic days at sea aboard the elegant L’ Austral, and private shore excursions to protected wildlife sanctuaries, seaside villages on South Pacific waterfronts, scenic national parks, local farms, wineries... with cultural connections that make this cruise unlike any other.

  • Alaska Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Alaska's Inside Passage – Northbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $6,790

    NEW FOR 2015! For eight magical days onboard the magnificent yacht L’Austral, cruise through coastal islands of Alaska's Inside Passage, surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth – a perfect combination of natural and cultural history. 

  • Alaska Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Alaska's Inside Passage - Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $6,790

    NEW FOR 2015! For eight magical days onboard the magnificent yacht L’Austral, cruise through coastal islands of Alaska's Inside Passage, surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth – a perfect combination of natural and cultural history. 

  • Croatia Tour

    Small Ship Cruising

    Venice & the Dalmatian Coast

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: $6,990

    Tauck's popular 10-day Venice and Croatia tour features a 7-night Dalmatian Coast cruise aboard the new-for-2015 yacht Le Lyrial, taking in castles, palaces, and cultural treasures from Venice to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Dubrovnik, the walled city of Kotor, Diocletian's Palace, Sibenik, Split and more.

  • Iceland Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $6,690

    Sold out year after year, this popular 7-night Iceland cruise aboard sister ships Le Boreal or Le Soleal explores cosmopolitan Reykjavik, picturesque fishing villages, remote island farmland and the incomparable natural wonders of Iceland. See fjords ringed by mountains; stroll atop black lava landscapes; view sulphur fields, glaciers, spouting geysers and towering waterfalls; and soak in a thermally heated lagoon.

  • Cruise Russia

    Small Ship Cruising

    St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Northbound

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: $7,990

    Witness historic legacies from the Vikings to the czars as you cruise Russia and Scandinavia through the Baltic Sea aboard Le Soléal, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn.

  • Russia Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: $7,990

    You'll travel through the cultural history of the Baltics, from the Vikings to the czars, as your voyage to Scandinavia and Russia cruises the Baltic Sea aboard Le Soléal, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn.

  • Greek Island Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Aegean - Northbound

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • 2014
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: $6,990

    From the Parthenon to the Blue Mosque, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an Aegean Sea and Greek Island cruise aboard Wind Star that features memorable hotel stays in Athens and Istanbul.

  • Greece Tour

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Aegean – Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2014
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: $6,990

    From the Parthenon to the Blue Mosque, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an Aegean Sea and Greek Island cruise aboard Wind Star, combined with land stays in the heart of Athens and Istanbul.

  • Mediterranean Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Mediterranean - Northbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2014
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $6,990

    Sail aboard Le Ponant on a Mediterranean cruise that is one of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises – a weeklong voyage to Corsica, Sicily, Malta and the Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Lipari, Ponza, and Stromboli – and take in the Côte d'Azur, Provence and Monte-Carlo on a two-night land stay.

  • Mediterranean Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Mediterranean - Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2014
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $6,990

    Sail aboard Le Ponant on one of the best Mediterranean cruises – and one of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises – on this weeklong voyage to Corsica, Sicily, Malta and the Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Lipari, Ponza, and Stromboli; take in the Côte d'Azur, Provence and Monte-Carlo on a two-night land stays.

  • Italy Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome - Northbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $7,890

    You'll love this Italy cruise featuring Sicily – cruise aboard the yacht Le Ponant with a land stay in Rome featuring a Tauck Exclusive – an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums! See the historic sights of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Malta, Rome and the remote Aeolian Isles on this 11-day trip.

  • Italy Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome - Southbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $7,890
    One of Tauck's popular Italy cruises sails aboard the yacht Le Ponant, complemented by a land stay in Rome featuring a Tauck Exclusive – an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums! Visit Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Malta, Rome and the remote Aeolian Isles on this 11-day journey.
  • Antarctica Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Antarctica

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: $9,890 plus on-tour air

    The “Great White Continent” with Tauck and BBC Earth… Our Antarctica cruise takes you to the mystical Antarctic archipelago and the continent of Antarctica, with two nights in Buenos Aires. A wildlife filming kit might include thermal imaging cameras to reveal how animals conserve heat...

  • Costa Rica Tours

    Small Ship Cruising

    The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Eastbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $6,490

    An 11-day journey combines a 6-night cruise aboard the stylishly chic m/v Tere Moana with the fun of our Costa Rica tours, exploring ecological diversity, pristine islands and remote villages in the Pacific and Caribbean, and traversing the entire length of the magnificent Panama Canal.

  • Panama Canal Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Westbound

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $6,490

    An 11-day journey, including a 6-night cruise aboard the newly refurbished, yacht-like m/v Tere Moana explores the ecological diversity of Costa Rica and pristine islands and remote villages in the Pacific and Caribbean, and traverses the entire length of one of the world's great engineering wonders on a Panama Canal cruise.

  • Galapagos Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Galápagos Islands

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: $5,740 plus on-tour air

    New for 2015 – cruise with Tauck and BBC Earth on a true adventure... Get up-close to amazing wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, sea lions, iguanas, penguins and more as you explore the remote Galápagos Islands with expert naturalists on a 9-day trip featuring a 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard the expeditionary-style yacht Isabela II.

  • Peru Tours

    Small Ship Cruising

    Peru and the Galápagos Islands

    • 2015
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 15 days
    • Price: $8,790 plus on-tour air

    New for 2015 – Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth take you from the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu to the must-see wildlife of the Galápagos Archipelago, where your cruise is enhanced by BBC insights and a special cameraman's wildlife filming kit. This trip combines a 6-night Tauck Galápagos cruise aboard an expeditionary ship with 8 nights on land – Galápagos and Peru tours at their best!

  • Galapagos Tour

    Bridges Family Trips

    Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $4,483 plus on-tour air

    New for 2015 – Discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world on a family cruise with Tauck Bridges and BBC Earth! Find yourself face-to-face with fur seals and pups, weird-looking marine iguanas, birds with red or blue feet... on a family Galápagos tour that includes a four-night cruise aboard M/V Santa Cruz.

  • Galapagos Cruises

    Bridges Family Trips

    Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland Holiday Departure - 2015

    • 2015
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    • Full Itinerary
    • 2014
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: $6,283 plus on-tour air

    New for 2015 – Discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world with Tauck and BBC Earth on one of our most popular Galápagos cruises, designed for families, featuring a five-night cruise aboard our expeditionary yacht M / V Santa Cruz. Your family will find themselves face-to-face with fur seals and pups, prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, birds with red or blue feet...

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