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Experiencing the world by water is one of the oldest & richest traditions alive. Today, you’ll find a wide range of cruises on modern vessels that elevate not just the destination, but the “journey” part of your adventure. In fact, small ship cruising is now considered to be one of the most value driven, yet luxurious ways to experience a destination and options are growing!

We are acknowledged Polar cruise experts, but our specialty cruising extends to Iceland, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the South Pacific and beyond.

From the finest of cuisines to the most informative, active excursions with qualified tour leaders, cruising offers great value and allows you to unpack only once, while visiting a variety of countries. If you have ever wanted to....

  • Witness the plethora of penguins & observe various whale species in the Antarctic
  • Dine your way down the Danube in luxury while viewing castles & visiting medieval villages
  • Glide through the Galapagos seeing the most unique animal species for a nautical adventure of a lifetime
  • Charter a yacht and sail along the islands of the Adriatic coast in Croatia or the islands of Indonesia
  • Or … take some friends & family on a private, luxury Barge down the canals of France taking opportunities to bike the countryside ….then small ship explorations may just be the thing for you! Talk to the experts at Civilized Adventures.

Romantic and exhilarating sailing ships or small vessels to make travel stress free and jam-packed with pleasure!

See our sample Cruising Trips

Get up close to wildlife! Keep it small and authentic to enjoy nature at it’s finest with a personal and genuine touch.

See our sample Cruising Trips

Unpack once and explore medieval towns, rustic villages, and bustling cities! Hike the hillsides or walk the cobblestone streets for an unforgettable adventure all with excellent food and fine wines to spoil your senses!
See our sample Cruising Trips
Julie was knowledgeable, informed, patient and prompt in her advice. As our trip moved around a bit, she went the extra mile to give us options. This was very much appreciated as this was our first trip since Covid. We have only used Julie for an African trip, but would highly recommend her for future travels if using an advisor, especially if travelling to Africa.


Andrew took such good care of us before we started our trip to Europe! He organized us and made sure we clearly knew what we needed to have done so that we could face all the Covid issues! Also, he stayed in contact with Scenic to be sure we would be ready to board! He had great ideas for activities!

Linda & Don

Lena was great to work with. She planned a custom trip for me to Ecuador and Galápagos Islands that more than met my expectations. It was an amazing vacation and I definitely recommend using her to plan your next vacation.


Ecuador & The Galapagos
I have used Civilized Adventures as my travel agent for about 15 to 20 year and have found their attention to detail ad connections with groups in other countries to be excellent. Especially this year with COVID, they proved invaluable in getting to and from Africa with minimum problems.

J. Woolgar

Zambia/Namibia/Botswana/South Africa
Julie was an absolute professional to work with, always available and looked after last minute hiccups beyond her control with ease. I would highly recommend Julie and Civilized Adventures to anyone wanting a travel experience second to none where all of the details are looked after and you can just travel without worry.


Kathy was very helpful and explained everything very well. We were pleased to stay in Denver at the lovely Crawford Hotel with a special she got for us.


Rocky Mountaineer USA

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

I wanted to say a huge THANKS!!!! to Civilized Adventures, and especially to you (Julie), for all your help in getting this sorted and making the process so much easier than it could have been. Once the world has calmed down and Covid has settled, we fully intend to take the trip we missed out on. Based on our experience with Carling on the booking and yourself on getting it unravelled in exceptional circumstances, Civilized Adventures is the only tour company we would consider using for this type of excursion.

P. T.

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

One of the great advantages of being a Civilized client is the worldwide backup when the travel is challenged or unexpectedly changed. Denell and the team’s deep knowledge, experience and international connections are valuable not just for travel planning, but even more important when travellers have difficulty abroad.

N. Yee

Antarctic Expedition Cruise
Kylan was most instrumental in planning our trip to Rwanda and SA. He was knowledgable about the accommodations, itinerary, tours, flights and each hotel/lodge we stayed in was absolutely beautiful. All the guides and drivers we had were very knowledgable and a pleasure to be with. Over three weeks of travel went smoothly and without a hiccup. A trip of a lifetime seeing the Mountain Gorillas, Chimps and the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda and South Africa!


Rwanda/South Africa