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Small Ship Luxury Cruises

Cook Islands & Society Islands

Luxury & Small Ship Cruising with AMA Travel

A luxury cruise is the next leap up for cruise lovers. While it’s no small investment, when you consider everything that’s included, the value speaks for itself. Luxury and small ship cruises are marked by personalized service, spacious staterooms, fine dining, enriching onboard activities, and shore excursions all included. Luxury cruises also take you to out-of-the-way ports like Komodo Island or Portofino—exotic destinations not frequented by mainstream cruise lines.

You’re ready to sail on a truly all-inclusive getaway. Let an AMA Travel expert guide your cruise selection and handle all the trip details for you.

Your cruise specialist will:
  • Show you AMA-negotiated cruise deals that are your best fit
  • Help you select your ideal stateroom and other ship options
  • Assist in booking flights, hotels, and transportation to and from port
  • Arrange added vacation benefits for AMA members
  • Be there to support you before, during, and after your cruise.


Luxury Cruise Partners

Large & Midsized Ships

Oceania Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • The Finest Cuisine at Sea
  • Country club casual ambiance
  • Port-intensive voyages
  • Gourmet food and vintage wine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Variety of open-seating restaurants at not additional charge
  • Access to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub
  • Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
  • Free room service 24 hours a day

Oceania Cruise Packages

Divine Dynasties
From $7,849 CAD

Air add-on $259 from Edmonton/Calgary
Hong Kong to Shanghai | aboard Nautica
March 7 - 22, 2019 | 15 nights
Includes: complimentary Internet plus O’Life choice of 8 shore excursions OR $800 onboard ship credit OR standard beverage package per stateroom
Exclusive AMA Member Benefits: Prepaid Gratuities & Complimentary wine tasting for guests 1 & 2
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Azamara Club Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • Inclusive amenities
  • Onboard Broadway entertainment, live theatre and opera classics
  • More intimate, more local experiences
  • Friendly, personalized service is the hallmark of every Azamara voyage
  • From drinks and dining to laundry and land transfers, almost everything you can think of is already included
  • An immersive AzaMazing Evenings event is yours to enjoy on most voyages
  • Destination-focused program will help inform and educate you about the ports you'll visit
  • Smaller, up-market and intimate ships

Azamara Cruise Packages

Springtime in Asia Voyage
From $3,356 + $316 tax
Singapore to Tokyo | Aboard Azamara Quest
March 29, 2019 | 16 nights
Exclusives: $200 USD onboard spending credit per stateroom on select sailings
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Cunard Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • 24-hour room service
  • Onboard comedy and drama shows
  • Classic transatlantic cruising
  • Traditional afternoon tea is served each day in the Queens Room
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks along with tea, coffee, water and fruit juice are all available 24 hours a day at the buffet restaurants
  • Full use of the sports court for football, deck tennis, basketball and more
  • Nightly turndown service from your steward to ensure your stateroom is always pristine before bed
  • Satellite TV available in all rooms

Cunard Cruise Packages

From $2,250 + $248 tax
Vancouver roundtrip | Aboard Queen Elizabeth
June 20, 2019 | 10 nights
Exclusives: Up to $300 USD onboard spending credit per stateroom are offered during selected booking windows for select sailings and on select category.
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • All-suite staterooms with balcony
  • Unlimited shore excursions
  • Guest lecturers and onboard enrichment
  • Free roundtrip air on all voyages
  • Master-chef specialty restaurants, open bars and lounges, plus in-suite minibar replenished daily
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Free transfers between airport and ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruise Packages

Havana Rhythms, Sapphire Dreams
From $6,449

Air add-on $349 from Edmonton/Calgary
Miami roundtrip | aboard Seven Seas Voyager
March 5, 2019 | 7 nights
Exclusive AMA Member Benefits: Complimentary tour & AAA cocktail reception
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Small Ship Cruise Partners

Discover your perfect small ship cruise

Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • Tahiti and South Pacific
  • Exclusive retreats and private beaches
  • Polynesian hospitality
  • Intimate sailing experience, with only 332 guests and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.5—among the highest at sea
  • Watersports: kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding
  • Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Presentations by onboard experts and guest hosts

Paul Gauguin Cruise Packages

Tahiti & the Society Islands
From $4,645 USD
(Includes airfare from Los Angeles)
Papeete roundtrip | aboard m/s Paul Gauguin
March 2, 2019 | 7 nights
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594
Cook Islands & Society Islands
From $6,395 USD
(Includes airfare from Los Angeles)
Papeete roundtrip | aboard m/s Paul Gauguin
March 9, 2019 | 11 nights
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Windstar Cruises

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Perfect if you love:
  • Private yacht style
  • Customized shore excursions
  • Fewer than 300 guests
  • Meals prepared by a premier chef in intimate settings
  • Complimentary fresh flowers and fruit in your stateroom or suite
  • Marble-finished bathrooms
  • Onboard barbeques
  • Docking at hidden harbours and tiny ports, away from the crowds

Windstar Cruise Packages

Yachtsman's Harbors of the Rivieras
From $2,699 USD + $165 taxes
Rome to Barcelona or reverse | aboard Wind Surf
April - November 2019 | 7 nights

Popular Highlights:
  • Revel in the glitter and glamour of cruising along the French Riviera
  • When you stop in Monte Carlo, the Royal Palace, and Grand Casino are must-sees
  • Experience Portoferraio's natural wonderland and the Biosphere Reserve of Tuscan Park
  • Take a scenic hike to Santa Margherita in Portofino
  • Toss coins in Rome's Trevi Fountain and stroll Piazza Venezia
  • See the inspiring work of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO site in Barcelona and tour festive Las Ramblas
To book, contact an AMA cruise specialist at 1-866-989-6594

Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately how many passengers will be on my luxury cruise?
  • Cunard: 2,092 – 2,695
  • Oceania: 684 – 1,250
  • Crystal: 960 – 1,070
  • Regent Seven Seas: 490 – 700
  • Seabourne: 208 – 450
  • Windstar: 148 – 310
  • Paul Gauguin: 90 – 332
What cruise benefits do AMA members get?

AMA Travel has negotiated additional member benefits—such as priority check-in, onboard spending credits, and gifts—with select cruise lines and dates throughout the year.

Check out the full list of member benefits from our cruise partners
Will I get seasick?

Today’s luxury cruise ships, midsized and small, are very stable, steady vessels. Most people won’t notice any ocean movement. Only a gentle vibration from the engines. Though if you tend to suffer from motion sickness, your cruise staff can provide anti-nausea medicine and fresh green apples (our favourite natural remedy).

Is there internet access on cruise ships?

Most luxury cruise ships have complimentary access to the internet through shared computer terminals or Wi-Fi on your personal device.

How do I get my cruise documents?

To get access to your cruise documents and print them off, cruise guests are asked to complete pre-immigration/guest information, which is done through the cruise line website. You’ll be asked to provide passport, emergency contact, and other personal information. Completing pre-immigration is also your opportunity to pre-book shore excursions and arrange dining plans. Your AMA cruise specialist will be happy to help you through the pre-immigration process.

What should I pack for my luxury cruise?

Your best bet is to pack clothing and accessories as if you were visiting at luxury hotel in your cruise’s destination. During the day (and whether you’re staying onboard or going ashore), most cruises are casual. In the evening, dress codes vary depending on the occasion. Most cruises offer specialty dinners or galas (like Cunard), so a dark suit or cocktail dress is recommended. But overall, most luxury and small ship cruise lines have a “country club casual” dress code in the evenings.