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Discover the World with Ingenious Travel: River and Small Ship Cruising
Welcome to Ingenious Travel, where we transform your wanderlust into extraordinary journeys along serene rivers and intimate seas. River cruising and small ship cruising offer a unique way to explore the world, combining luxury, comfort, and the thrill of discovery.


What is River Cruising?

River cruising is a relaxing and immersive way to explore the heart of a continent. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruises travel through the inland waterways, allowing you to dock right in the center of cities and towns. With a river cruise, you can expect:

  • Smaller, More Intimate Ships: River cruise ships typically carry fewer passengers, providing a more personalized experience.
  • Scenic Journeys: Travel along picturesque rivers, passing by rolling vineyards, historic castles, and charming villages.
  • Frequent Stops: With ports of call often just a few hours apart, you’ll have ample time to explore different destinations.
  • Inclusive Experience: Most river cruises include shore excursions, meals, and often beverages.

River Cruising Destinations


  • The Rhine: Glide past fairytale castles and lush landscapes, visiting cities like Amsterdam, Cologne, and Basel.
  • The Danube: Explore the cultural riches of Europe with stops in Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava.
  • The Seine: Drift through the romantic heart of France, from Paris to Normandy’s historic beaches.
  • The Rhône: Savor the flavors of southern France, with visits to Lyon, Avignon, and Provence’s lavender fields.
  • The Douro: Cruise through Portugal’s scenic wine country, enjoying the beauty and flavors of Porto and beyond.


  • The Mekong: Uncover the wonders of Southeast Asia, exploring Vietnam and Cambodia’s vibrant cultures and stunning landscapes.
  • The Yangtze: Journey through the heart of China, from bustling Shanghai to the breathtaking Three Gorges.


  • The Nile: Step back in time with a cruise through Egypt’s ancient wonders, from the temples of Luxor to the Pyramids of Giza.


What is Small Ship Cruising?

Small ship cruising provides an exclusive and luxurious way to explore destinations that larger ships can’t access. These vessels offer:

  • Unique Itineraries: Access remote and less-visited ports, hidden coves, and intimate harbors.
  • Personalized Service: Smaller passenger numbers mean more attentive, customized service.
  • Closer Connections: Get closer to the environment and wildlife with excursions that larger ships often can’t provide.
  • Relaxed Atmosphere: Enjoy a more laid-back, casual cruise experience without the crowds.


Small Ship Cruising Destinations

The Mediterranean

  • Greek Isles: Sail between iconic islands like Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete, experiencing ancient history and stunning beaches.
  • Croatia: Explore the picturesque Adriatic coast, discovering charming ports like Dubrovnik, Split, and Hvar.
  • The Italian Coast: Uncover the wonders of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and the hidden gems of Italy’s lesser-known ports.

Northern Europe

  • The Baltic Sea: Visit the cultural treasures of Scandinavia, Russia, and the Baltic States, with stops in Stockholm, Copenhagen, and St. Petersburg.
  • Norwegian Fjords: Cruise through majestic fjords, experiencing the breathtaking natural beauty of Norway.

The Caribbean

  • Leeward and Windward Islands: Discover the diversity of the Caribbean, from the chic ports of St. Barts to the wild beauty of Dominica.
  • Cuba: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, history, and landscapes of Cuba, with stops in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba.

The Americas

  • Alaska: Explore America’s last frontier, with intimate access to Alaska’s glaciers, wildlife, and remote communities.
  • The Galápagos Islands: Experience the unique flora and fauna of this UNESCO World Heritage site, with guided excursions that bring you closer to nature.
  • The Amazon: Embark on an adventure through the Amazon River, discovering the wildlife and cultures of the rainforest.


Why Choose Ingenious Travel for Your River and Small Ship Cruising?

At Ingenious Travel, we specialize in crafting journeys that are as unique as you are. Here’s why you should travel with us:

  • Expert Itineraries: We handpick destinations and curate itineraries that deliver the best experiences, from hidden gems to iconic highlights.
  • Personalized Service: Our team is dedicated to providing customized travel plans that perfectly match your interests and preferences.
  • Luxury and Comfort: Enjoy the finest amenities, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service on our river and small ship cruises.
  • Immersive Experiences: Go beyond the typical tourist trail with excursions that offer deeper insights into the culture, history, and natural beauty of each destination.


Ready to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime? Contact Ingenious Travel today and let’s start planning your dream river or small ship cruise.