SMALL SHIP CRUISING
CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA WITH THE QUEEN
For June 2022, indulge in a one-time special holiday that combines in one stylish and relaxed journey two places on everyone's bucket list: Alaska's Inside Passage including stunning Glacier Bay and the majestic Canadian Rockies, both at the perfect time of the year.
At Uncommon Journeys, we have long been fans of small-ship travel for every good reason. Like most of our guests, we prefer to travel with like-minded individuals in a small intimate setting where by the end of the first day, the bartender knows your favorite drink, the dining room server the fact that you like Crystal hot sauce and the captain invites you to visit the bridge. Small ships also allow guests to get close to things whether it is whales in Alaska, dolphins in the Sea of Cortez, or bald eages on the Columbia River in a way large vessels never allow.
With a small ship, you are not minutes away from your stateroom, not in a queue of 1000 people to disembark and you have a front-row seat to explore, engage or simply relax as you see fit. Almost all of the small ships we feature are wonderfully casual, offer unique off the beaten path destinations, include virtually everything upfront in the fare, from shore excursions, health and wellness activities to wines & spirits. Time and time again, we have heard small ship vacations rated the best vacation ever by happy customers. We invite you to find out.
SMALL SHIP CRUISES
DREAMS OF TAHITI
PAPEETE TO PAPEETE with Winsdstar Cruises
October 14 – 21
November 4 – 11
December 9 – 16
7 DAYS FROM $2,399 PER PERSON
There may be a place on earth more magical than Tahiti but we seriously doubt it. Even the names evoke a very special place with destinations like Bora Bora, Raiatea and Huahine and there is no better way to explore this tropical paradise than aboard the casually elegant great sailing ships of Windstar Cruises.
With a small passenger count, great dining indoors and out, excellent service and splendid attention to details, these are the perfect ships to explore French Polynesia on. All at prices that are surprisingly affordable. We offer dozens of departures, all with convenient airline add-on fares and all with the option of extra time in Tahiti before or after the cruise. Due to the small capacity of these extraordinary sailing ships, early reservations are encouraged to avoid disappointment.
RICHES OF THE MEKONG
KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA TO Ho Chi Minh City(Saigon), VIETNAM with AmaWaterways
October 4 – 11
November 1 – 8
December 13 – 20
*Other dates may be available. Details upon request.
8 DAYS FROM $1,999 PER PERSON
One of the world’s great adventures, our favorite Asia river cruise travels from Cambodia to Vietnam on the Mekong River. When you cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks.
Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh. Witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies, and be treated to authentic experiences, including rides via oxcart, tut tut and trishaw. On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores. Our ship is one of the finest riverboats in the world, the lovely AmaDara outfitted in a lavish French Colonial stye with huge staterooms, two stylish restaurants, a lounge, three spas and an outdoor swimming pool
Castles along the Rhine
BASEL, SWITZERLAND TO AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
October 10 – 17
October 31 – November 7
*Other dates are available including between Amsterdam and Basel. Details upon request.
8 DAYS FROM $2,999 PER PERSON
Few rivers are as storied as the fabled Rhine and year after year, this itinerary between Basel and Amsterdam is a best-seller. With Germany on one side and France on the other, your holiday is graced by castles and ancient cathedrals and lush vineyards. You will explore Alsace, with its unique French and German heritage and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Historic cities such as ancient Cologne and storybook pretty Strasbourg are also on this great route. You will see, upclose and in superb comfort the same landscapes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers.
Nicely, our riverboat, the elegant ss Antionette is a work of art, outfitted with Brazilian marble on the floors and walls, a 19th Century Venetian glass mirror, the styling Bar du Leopard for drinks and an onboard cinema. The two-story foyer boats a 10 foot blue Strauss Bacarrat chandelier, a stunning piece that once hung in New York’s famous Tavern on the Green. And nicely, on most departures, special low Business Class airline rates are available for added comfort. There are dozens of companies offering European river cruises but Uniworld is the best.
Bridgetown to Bridgetown
December 12 – 19
February 06 – 13
April 02 – 09
8 Days from $2,999 per person
SeaDream has long been a firm favorite of ours, the word Dream being key here. These are two exquisite large yachts carrying only 112 lucky guests with a superlative staff of 95 crew members. They are stylish and chic, warm and inviting with luxury accommodations and some of the finest cuisine afloat. With inclusive open bar and gratuities it is like being on the yacht belonging to a very wealthy friend with extraordinary good tastes.
And the itinerary we offer is every bit as exceptional, a yachtsman’s view of the West Indies with isolated and seldom-visited ports. There simply is no finer Caribbean cruise at any price, let alone at a value as exceptional as this.