Big ships might get the big hype, but small ship cruising is fast becoming the method of choice for seeing some of the world’s harder-to-reach locations. Whether it’s cruising Christmas markets down the Danube or dodging glaciers in Antarctica, these ships can get to places the behemoths can’t. And cruise lines are beginning to see the benefit of investing in smaller ships.
In 2020, some of the most impressive small ships the world has ever seen will be hitting the water, bringing a new level of luxury to the Galapagos, the Arctic, and beyond. Here are 10 to look out for.