Destinations: Croatia Ship size: up to 96 passengers Known for: Weekly departures in the Adriatic Sea, land and cruise programs, fleet of vintage and new motor sailers, includes breakfast plus lunch or dinner daily, sightseeing, transfers, wi-fi, casual atmosphere.
Destinations: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey Ship size: 208 – 450 passengers Known for: adventure & luxury; all-suite accommodations, on board water sports Marina, an open-bar policy serving premium wine, champagne and spirits.
Destinations: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Greece & Turkey Ship size: 65 – 94 passengers Known for: Authentic sailing vessels with engines used as little as possible; casually-elegant yacht club atmosphere. Ships are sometimes chartered by National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions.
Sea Dream Yacht Club
Destinations: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Croatia, Greece, Turkey. Ship size: 112 passengers Known for: “it’s yachting, not cruising”, inclusive of gratuities, wine, etc., 5 star cuisine, onboard watersports marina.
Destinations: Portual, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel. Ship size: 132-540 passengers Known for: Luxury cruises, all-inclusive: beverages are complimentary; tipping is not allowed; air travel and pre-cruise hotels are generally included with the cruise fare, as well as port taxes and transfers.
Destinations: Spain, Morocco, France, Malta, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece. Ship size: 170 – 227 passengers Known for: Casual, unique sailing adventures aboard modern versions of classic clipper ships that sail most of the time; a fleet of zodiacs, sunfish, windsurfers, etc. onboard. Snorkeling and scuba gear are available. The internal stairs are steep so passengers should be reasonably fit. The ship usually anchors out and tenders take passengers to shore.
Destinations: Greece & Turkey Ship size: 38-78 passengers Known for: The cruise line that first got us excited about small ship cruising; see the Greek Islands up close, dock right in port, overnight in port; casual atmosphere. Lunch or dinner daily is on your own on the islands so you can eat at some wonderful local restaurants, a variety of ships and itineraries.
Voyages to Antiquity
Destinations: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey. Ship size: 408 passengers Known for: Informal cruise with the focus on destination-immersion, enrichment and education about the cultures and people who created the civilizations in these regions. Extensive included shore excursion program and a series of in-depth guest lectures.
Destinations: Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Canary Islands, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey. Ship size: less than 300 passengers Known for: Romantic, luxury yacht-style voyages, watersports platforms, exclusive private events.