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 and Le Dumont d'Urville, sailing for Tauck in 2019. 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.

Le Ponant

Sailing aboard the three-masted Le Ponant

The majestic three-masted schooner Le Ponant carries you to islands and exclusive ports across the globe where big ships often can’t go. Stylish, with a relaxed onboard ambiance, Le Ponant invites camaraderie among her 60 guests, providing an experience similar to sailing on your own private yacht with a captain and crew are passionate about what they do, and create an environment that makes it easy to interact with everyone.

Watersports Opportunities

Swim, snorkel and more... right from your Tauck ship

Depending on the individual ship and destination, our flexible, yacht-like cruising often offers opportunities for swimming and other watersports when they arise, weather permitting. Often, our guests can swim or snorkel directly from the ship; in many cases, your ship may feature a watersports platform that enables you to go swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling or kayaking, or take a Zodiac ashore.

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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Traveling With Tauck

Uncommon Access

Enjoy exclusive, personal travel experiences that help you discover the true essence of your destination

Sophisticated Intimate Ambiance

A warm welcome and intimate ambiance awaits aboard Tauck's family of small ship partners

Travel In Good Company

Travel with Tauck Directors who take every moment of your vacation personally

All-Inclusive Cruising

Everything you need to experience the best of land and sea with Tauck is included...

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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