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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

Things have been absolutely amazing. The kids are having the time of their lives. Things have happened that just never could have been planned. In Soweto, the kids had a South Africa / Canada soccer match. And then at lunch that day six of the kids ended up in a Nike commercial. The first safari just blew them away as lions rubbed against the vehicle and 26 elephants played and swam in the water in front of the lodge over lunch.

Arrangements have been perfect and all is well. Cape Town, of course, is much slower than the safaris but has been great and now looking forward to the Garden Route. Guides have done a great job and everyone is happy. Did everything in Cape Town that was scheduled and although the weather is cooler and have had a bit of rain it has worked out well. The day at the Cape was beautiful. Ajay you’ve done a great job.

South Africa

Karen made my bucket list a beautiful reality. I’m so glad that I entrusted the planning for our Galapagos trip to Karen Schulz. Although my lifelong obsession with the Galapagos Islands was the main reason we chose Ecuador, the places and activities that Karen suggested for our tour of the mainland after the cruise turned out to be equally awe-inspiring, not to mention just plain fun. Karen attended to every detail of the trip, which meant we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and enjoy it to the fullest.

Ecuador & Galapagos

Ajay was fabulous to work with! During the planning stage of our Hong Kong/China adventure, Ajay was efficient, excellent at following-up with us, and generated some wonderful ideas for our trip. He was tenacious about finding the best airfares possible for us. When our trip was underway, he was quickly responsive to our occasional question as we travelled. Ajay is good-humoured, patient, and has been really very fun to work with on all the trips we have booked with him so far. We highly recommend getting Ajay’s help when planning a vacation!


Julie worked with us to plan our African safari, it was an amazing adventure and truly the trip of a lifetime for us! Prior to the trip, Julie was available to answer the many questions we had and during our holiday everything went smoothly, we honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing about our fantastic vacation. We normally plan trips on our own, but Africa wasn’t something we felt we could handle and Julie was so great in listening to what we were looking for in our holiday and ensured we got exactly that. We also got the peace of mind in knowing if anything went awry that Civilized Adventures along with the local tour operators would take care of it. I have already passed along her name to friends saying if you are wanting to do an African safari, then you need to call Julie.