Sea Tales 2023/2024 Family Cruise Travel Planner

Extra Small Ships (XS) - 1-499 passengers Very small ships offer a private, exclusive ambiance, along with personalized service and the advantage of being able to port almost anywhere. Passengers get a feel for the water and experience destinations in a very up-close and personal way.

Some benefits of XS ships:

• The most important benefit of extra small ship cruising is an immersive experience in the destination. Extra small ships allow an in-depth exploration of nature, culture, history, and learning not possible on larger ships. • Passengers tend to be a well-traveled, worldly crowd who enjoy the pursuit of education and exploration • Very personal attention from the crew; with luxury cruises this translates as personal attendants who see to your every need • More solitude and the opportunity to relax and pursue your own interests • Seating is usually open, with no set tables

Exemplary XS ships:

• Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Navigator • SeaDream Yacht Club: SeaDream I, SeaDream II • Silversea Cruises: Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud, Silver Muse, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper • Seabourn: Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation • Windstar Cruises: Wind Surf, Wind Spirit, Wind Star, Star Pride, Star Breeze, Star Legend

• Paul Gauguin Cruises: MS Paul Gauguin • Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Xpedition • Swan Hellenic Cruises: MV Minerva

• Voyages to Antiquity Cruises: MV Aegean Odyssey • Star Clippers: Star Clipper, Star Flyer, Royal Clipper

• Ponant: Le Bougainville, Le Dumont D’urville, Le Jacques Cartier, Le Surville, Le Bellot, L’Austral, Le Boreal, Le Lyrial, Le Ponant, Le Soleal, Le Champlain, le Laperouse, Le Commandant Charcot • Ritz-Carlton: Azora River Cruise Ships Perhaps a river cruise is better suited to your needs. These ships, too, come in a variety of sizes and with a wide range of amenities. River cruise enthusiasts looking for unusual, warm, and exotic destinations will enjoy a voyage along the Yangtze River in China or the Mekong in Vietnam. History and culture buffs will thrill to the experience of Paris via the Seine, Budapest via the Danube, or London via the Thames. And all those with the hearts of wanderers will appreciate the ability to disembark and re-embark at leisure—an option not available on sea-faring cruises. Vacationers agree that the appeal of a river cruise is underscored by the fact that most are all-inclusive voyages, offering countless amenities. The choice, then, comes down to the type of river ship that most appeals to you. The ships range from very private eight-person barges all the way up through very large (for a river cruise) ships with more than 400 passengers. Extra-Large River Cruises: 300+ passengers

2023 Sea Tales Family Cruise Travel Planner

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