Europe cruises

Uncover another side of Europe by exploring the way people have for centuries – via the waterways.

If cruising doesn't come to mind when you're daydreaming about a European adventure, maybe it should. Traditionally, the cities dotting the rivers that slice through Europe were used for trade, and now, they can deliver us right into the action! From Paris to Dubrovnik – you can find medieval villages, small port towns and amazing natural attractions often overlooked by land-goers. Our small cruise ships can drop anchor basically anywhere, so local interaction and delicious, authentic food is never far away when you're cruising the waterways. So, why not trade the wheels for the water and get ready to see Europe from a new perspective.

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Why choose us

Small ships, small groups

With fewer than 36 passengers on every ship, our groups are the perfect size for really getting to know your fellow travellers. Smaller groups mean more personalised service, like one-on-one chats with your leader about history, culture and food, or your favourite beer handed to you by the bar manager at the end of the day.

Specialised service

We’re right there with you to ensure your adventure is memorable for all the right reasons. Our expert local leaders facilitate incredible land experiences, while the ship’s friendly crew make sure you have everything you need – from a room that’s sparkling clean to a glass of sparkling wine – to enjoy your time on board.

Dining with a local twist

Whether it’s a dining alfresco on the deck at sunset, enjoying the catch-of-the day cooked up by your onboard chef or sitting down for a gourmet breakfast every morning, our culinary experiences are designed to complement your journey and help you create memories you’ll savour forever – both on and off the boat.

Cruise the seas less travelled

Our small ships give you access to those out-of-the-way spots the big ships can’t reach. We’ll show you the guidebook favourites from a new perspective, then cruise away from the crowds so you can stroll through seaside villages, swim in hidden coves, and get a real taste of what life is like for the locals.  

A floating boutique hotel

Our ships combine all the comforts and personality of a boutique hotel with the freedom of the open water. Relax in your well-appointed cabin and wake to a different outlook each morning. Enjoy panoramic views from the sun deck, spend time in comfortable lounges and dining rooms, or dine al fresco under the stars.

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Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

Jonpaul · Traveled June 2024
I thought that Dubrovnik would be the highlight of this trip, but there was so much more to it than that. Korcula and Split were fantastic towns with plenty of history. There was a wetland trip full of dragonflies (maybe we were lucky with the season). The National Park at Krka was my personal highlight for the sheer beauty of the place (again with loads of dragonflies and even a water snake). The guides for our small groups, were awesome and had such great stories about the history (Greek, Roman, Ottoman - who knew there was so much?). And I got to try paddle boarding from the back of the boat. Would defo do this again.
Review submitted 04 Jul 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

Amy · Traveled June 2024
This is THE trip to go on to experience Croatia! Being on a small ship cruising around the islands, having extended swim/paddle breaks off the boat, enjoying spectacular scenery and a thoughtfully curated itinerary made this a fabulous experience!
Review submitted 06 Jul 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

David · Traveled June 2024
This was such a relaxing, interesting and fun trip. We didn’t want it to end. We had a lower deck cabin which was a good size.
Review submitted 05 Jul 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

Philip & Myrna · Traveled June 2024
This cruise provided so much more than we had expected and each day provided something more of interest and learning. We are so happy we decided to visit Croatia this way.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

SANDRA · Traveled June 2024
Our 7 night Sail from Split to Dubrovnik was a wonderful experience. We travelled with a small group of like minded people. Our tour guides were amazing as were the boat crew. Great to visit some out of the way places that others boats didn't venture to, and loved our daily swim spots.
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024