TRANSPORT/ Cruising with Less Known and Small Lines

A cruise line with 120-year long history? A cruise line with the most powerful icebreaker? There are many ships and cruise companies that may not be well known but still – they offer remarkable experiences. Get ready for the adventure!


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Compagnie du Ponant – Glamorous Cruises with French Style

Dan Rang

Compagnie du Ponant offers exotic destinations around the world with the sophistication of á la France lifestyle, yet casual relaxed yachting atmosphere with four yachts. The philosophy of savoring life in the open air is evident in the tasteful sophistication on board all four the Compagnie Du Ponant yachts. Founded more than 20 years ago, French line Ponant focuses on casual luxury — including carefully curated food and French wine. It owns three nearly identical ships, the 264-passenger Le Bo...
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Hebridean - Luxurious Cruise Line with One Ship

Bill Alen

These days, many people have overused the term unique, but when it comes to Hebridean Island cruises, a one-ship line, they are definitely one of a kind. Their ship, Hebridean Princess, as some of you may have been formally introduced to it already, is truly unforgettable. In the world where the middle of the road standards are always the order of the day, you will be guaranteed the best service from a top-notch crew, whose attention to detail has earned them all the respect they deserve. The...
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Hurtigruten – A Cruise Line with 120 Years of History

Daniel A. Tanner

Hurtigruten cruise lines have a purpose beyond basic provision of a comfortable environment for passengers. The fleet is made up of a dozen passenger freighter ships with different passenger capacities ranging from 100 to 646. Hurtigruten is among the most comprehensive Norway cruises with 34 ports of call, including several in locations above the Arctic Circle. Most of the ships in the fleet have cargo holds that are necessary for delivering supplies to remote villages and towns. The route norm...
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Most Powerful Icebreaker? Quark Expeditions’ Victory

Chris Grad

From romantic getaways to family friendly vacations, cruises offer those with even the most stressful daily lives a chance to enjoy a world complete with vast blue seascapes and stunning snowcapped backdrops. Quark Expeditions offers guests just that. The cruise line offers guests the opportunity to break the traditional cruise mold and experience a once in a lifetime adventure in the most remote regions of the world.  Quark Expeditions is a highly reputable and environmentally conscious crui...