Ultimate Encounter

Cruising

Paspaley by Ponant is preparing for the launch in January of transformative experiences aboard the 30-guest expedition yacht Paspaley Pearl.

Adventure company Secret Atlas has launched a new expedition micro cruise to explore the stunning fjord system, towering icebergs, elusive wildlife and remote communities of Greenland. 

Sail Croatia will add an additional luxury small ship to its Elegance fleet for 2025, with the arrival of the 36-berth MS Romantic Star.

Heritage Expeditions will welcome iconic wildlife television presenter, author and naturalist Nigel Marven on three Subantarctic Island voyages this season. 

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has revealed the elevated interior design of Ilma, the latest addition to its ultra-luxury superyacht fleet.

Looking for a more eco-friendly cruising experience? Here are 10 choices anchored around green principles.

Lindblad Expeditions has added two purpose-built Galápagos expedition vessels to the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.

Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises has unveiled its newest ship, Star Seeker, and will introduce it to popular routes in Alaska and Japan in 2026.

Viking Cruises' newest ship for the Nile River — the 82-guest Viking Sobek — has been “floated out,” in preparation for its autumn 2024 debut. 

Silver Nova, the pioneering new ship from ultra-luxury cruise travel brand Silversea, has arrived in Alaska for the first time.

Ponant's Le Jacques-Cartier will be repositioned to French Polynesia  in 2026 where she will cruise alongside the m/s Paul Gauguin.

The ultimate Scottish small ship experience relaunches following the refurbishment of the Majestic Line's Glen Rosa.