Small Ship Cruising

Our Fleet

Our fleet of luxury private yacht and expeditionary cruise ships offer an innovative and environmentally friendly at-sea experience with limited guest capacity for intimate itinerary-driven voyages.

Our Small Ship Cruising Fleet
Le Boréal, Venice, Italy

Welcome to Our Fleet

Discover a fleet that's born to explore... We've partnered with the world's finest shipbuilders and handpicked ships that are designed for the region and compliment the locale, whether at sea or ashore. You'll feel the difference the moment you come aboard where a warm ambiance creates a kinship shared among fellow explorers.

Ponant's Explorer Series Ships

Introducing Ponant's exciting new Explorer Series ships

Sophisticated styling, innovative "green" technology, and attentive service are all hallmarks of Ponant's new Explorer Series yachts (boasting 92 staterooms and suites) – including Le Lapérouse, Le Champlain, Le Dumont d'Urville, Le Bellot & Le Jacques Cartier. Each of these luxe mega-yachts features six passenger decks, a choice of dining venues and all-included bar and restaurant beverages throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines and spirits. Environmentally friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, and outside-opening lounge areas offer the perfect atmosphere for a truly unique cruising experience.

Silver Origin

Meet Silversea's newest ship, debuting in 2020

Silver Origin is a destination-specific ship exclusively cruising to the Galápagos Islands. Featuring six passenger decks, two dining venues, spacious suites with private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounges for unobstructed views of the ocean, and an innovative learning center named Basecamp, Silver Origin offers an unrivaled experience in the Galápagos Archipelago.

Blue Eye Lounge

Aquatic wildlife... on the outside looking in...

Exclusive to our Explorer Series small ships, The Blue Eye Lounge is the world's first multi-sensory, underwater lounge. The space's graphical references evoke cetaceans and jellyfish – evident in the lines of the lounge, the positioning of the body, the furniture and the fittings. All focus is drawn towards the two eye-shaped portholes, looking out upon the subaquatic world. The lighting allows the gaze to dive into the spectacle unfolding outside... and on the integrated digital screens projecting images captured live by three underwater cameras placed at the ship's strategic points... enabling guests to witness, for example, the spectacle of dolphins playing in the bow waves.

Shipboard Dining

Elegant dining at sea featuring a variety of cuisines

We believe that dining aboard ship should always be special and memorable. All of Tauck's handpicked small ships offer fine onboard water-view dining, usually with indoor and outdoor open seating, and freshly prepared meals featuring the finest ingredients. Although exact arrangements vary by ship and cruising partner, most of our ships feature a panoramic main dining room serving international cuisine and regional specialties, with a more casual second venue offering grilled and lighter fare. Regional specialties may vary by the destination or by the ship's origin (for example, French specialties on Ponant ships, Ecuadorian specialties on Isabela II and Santa Cruz II, etc.).


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