A premium cruise without the premium crowds.

Adventure Cruising combines the real-life experiences of our tried and tested small-group trips with the added comfort of a well-appointed leisure cruise. But instead of shuffle board and onboard casinos, we’re all about taking you to the smaller ports (the one’s the bigger ships just can’t get to) and really taking you into the heart of the destination. It might be skipping along the unexplored western fjords of Iceland, stopping in at Cycladic ports for grilled octopus and fresh olives, or dropping anchor for a swim at a secluded archipelago off Thailand’s west coast. Small, intimate, comfortable and local-led – this is cruising at its finest.

 

Our Adventure Cruises

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Uncover Malaysia and Thailand’s spectacular west coast on a small-ship Peregrine...

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Travel Malaysia and Thailand’s stunning west coast on a small-ship Peregrine adventure...

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Travel Malaysia and Thailand’s stunning west coast on a small-ship Peregrine adventure...

8 Days From CHF 2,400

Embrace Dalmatian life on this glorious 8-day adventure cruise on Croatia’s coast....

8 Days From CHF 2,370

Join Peregrine for a small ship cruising adventure to Croatia. Voyage along the...

10 Days From CHF 6,649

Explore the wildlife-rich islands of the Galapagos on this Peregrine adventure to Isla...

15 Days From CHF 5,200

Experience the beautiful coast of Vietnam on a Peregrine small-ship adventure cruise to...

8 Days From CHF 1,963

Join a small-ship cruise to the beautiful small islands off Southern Thailand’s west...

8 Days From CHF 2,710

Travel the south coast of Vietnam on a Peregrine small-ship adventure cruise, visiting...

7 Days From CHF 4,064

Island hop with Peregrine around the wildlife-rich waters of the Galapagos, with stops...

8 Days From CHF 3,345

Climb aboard the Harmony V for an unforgettable cruising adventure in Portugal, Spain...

8 Days From CHF 2,535

Embark on a small-ship coastal cruise in Vietnam, visiting iconic Halong Bay, the cave...

8 Days From CHF 1,975

See a different West Africa on this adventure cruise from Senegal and the Saloum Delta...

8 Days From CHF 2,485

Join Peregrine for the best small ship adventure cruise down the Adriatic Coast,...

8 Days From CHF 3,345

Climb aboard the Harmony V and set sail for Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this...

8 Days From CHF 3,215

Unforgettable postcard-worthy views await at every corner on this 8-day adventure...

8 Days From CHF 3,035

The Seychelles truly is a tropical paradise. Better yet, it’s not on many people’s...

8 Days From CHF 2,710

Cruise Vietnam’s south coast on a small-ship Peregrine adventure, visiting Hoi An, Nha...

15 Days From CHF 5,200

Travel to Vietnam and embark on a small-ship adventure cruise to Nha Trang, Ha Long Bay...

8 Days From CHF 2,785

Join Peregrine on a small-ship adventure cruise in Indonesia, visiting the perfect...

7 Days From CHF 2,636

Spot bright, bizarre and beautiful wildlife on this exciting adventure through the...

6 Days From CHF 2,272

Discover wildlife at its finest in the Central Galapagos Islands with Peregrine,...

8 Days From CHF 1,949

Travel Malaysia and Thailand’s stunning west coast on a small-ship Peregrine adventure...

8 Days From CHF 2,535

Experience historic Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the limestone beauty of Halong Bay and Phong...

10 Days From CHF 4,120

Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as you explore the incredible Galapagos...

10 Days From CHF 6,399

Explore the unique Galapagos ecosystem on this fascinating 10-day adventure with...

17 Days From CHF 11,399

Enjoy the ultimate in Galapagos exploration with Peregrine, taking in all of the...

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Enjoy a classic adventure in the Galapagos with Peregrine, taking in the wildlife...

13 Days From CHF 8,184

Embark on an immersive 13-day journey through the Galapagos Islands and experience the...

14 Days From CHF 8,884

Travel to Ecuador and join a 13-day Peregrine journey in the Galapagos’. Visit Isla...

8 Days From CHF 1,360

A small ship adventure cruise with Peregrine is the best way to circle the coast of the...

8 Days From CHF 1,975

Encounter the unique traditions and lively rhythms of West Africa on an 8-day cruise...

8 Days From CHF 1,975

Cruise the Cape Verde Islands, the stunning island chain off the northwest coast of...

15 Days From CHF 4,990

Set out on a blissful cruise through Croatia, starting in Dubrovnik and dropping anchor...

15 Days From CHF 4,535

Cruise from legendary Split to Dubrovnik, dropping anchor at Trogir, Zadar, Sibenik,...

15 Days From CHF 4,620

Take in Croatia’s beauty while sailing from Dubrovnik to Italy's Venice, dropping...

15 Days From CHF 4,620

Meet your group in Venice and then set sail from Opatija, dropping anchor at Krk, Rab,...

8 Days From CHF 2,745

Join Peregrine for a small ship cruising adventure around Greece’s hidden hotspots,...

8 Days From CHF 2,495

Peregrine's 8-day adventure cruise up Croatia's northern coast. Visit Krk, Zadar,...

24 Days From CHF 7,160

Join a small-ship cruise to the beautiful islands off Southern Thailand’s west coast....

8 Days From CHF 2,295

Join the best cruise for adventure around the Greek islands with Peregrine. Along with...

8 Days From CHF 4,020

Cruise the rocky shores of Iceland's Westman Islands and traverse the waterfalls of...

8 Days From CHF 2,300

Join Peregrine for the best small ship cruising adventure around the Seychelles....

8 Days From CHF 2,495

Peregrine's 8-day adventure cruise down Croatia's northern coast. Visit Krk, Zadar,...

8 Days From CHF 2,640

Join Peregrine for the best small ship adventure cruise around the southwest tip of the...

8 Days From CHF 2,640

Join Peregrine for the best small ship adventure cruise around the southwest tip of the...

8 Days From CHF 2,720

Join Peregrine for the best small ship adventure cruise through the Greek islands,...

8 Days From CHF 2,725

The best way to discover the unique natural environment of Iceland – giant geysers,...

8 Days From CHF 2,725

The best way to discover the unique natural environment of Iceland – giant geysers,...

14 Days From CHF 4,445

Uncover the mysteries of incredible Angkor Wat. Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap...

14 Days From CHF 4,445

Uncover the mysteries of incredible Angkor Wat, fly between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap...

14 Days From CHF 4,320

Uncover the mysteries of incredible Angkor Wat. Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap...

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Uncover the mysteries of incredible Angkor Wat. Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap...

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Uncover the mysteries of incredible Angkor Wat. Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap...

18 Days From CHF 5,580

Uncover Malaysia and Thailand’s spectacular west coast on a small-ship Peregrine...

13 Days From CHF 3,475

Journey to Sapa taking in Hanoi, the trekking trails in the Thanh Kim Valley, stay in...

16 Days From CHF 8,935

Cruise the rocky shores of Iceland's Westman Islands and traverse the waterfalls of...

15 Days From CHF 5,260

Explore the beautiful cities, mountains and waterfalls of Slovenia and Croatia with...

15 Days From CHF 5,580

Soak up the best of Greece on this Peregrine small group adventure, from Athens to...

19 Days From CHF 7,160

Cruise up Croatia's northern coast on an adventure cruise then travel from Venice to...

16 Days From CHF 6,325

Explore the coast of Portugal, from Lisbon to Porto then climb aboard the Harmony V for...

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Land and Sea Cruises

One could spend a lifetime cruising the coastlines of Europe and Asia, but there’s plenty more to experience on terra firma. Peregrine’s new Land and Sea Cruises deliver the best of both worlds: small-ship coastal cruising and classic Peregrine adventures on land. 

Browse our range of Land and Sea Cruises

Explore our world

Cross the ancient walls of Dubrovnik's famous Old Town.

Croatia

Cruise along the stunning Dalmatian Coast and be charmed by old-world Croatia. Explore the rich histories of Dubrovnik and Split, swim in perfect turquoise waters off the island of Badija, taste local honey and stroll lavender fields in Hvar, and venture to Mostar in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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A blue car parked in Havana.

Cuba

This old soul of an island has many rewards in store for the curious traveller. Give the salsa a go in Havana, see how those famous Cuban cigars are made in the picturesque tobacco fields of Vinales Valley, and drop anchor in the impossibly beautiful town of Cienfuegos. 

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Explore colourful temples in Hoi An.

Southern Vietnam

No voyage in Southern Vietnam would be complete without the enchantment of old-world Hoi An and the blue-sea beauty of Nha Trang. But it’s the glorious sand dunes of Mui Ne, snorkelling opportunities around the likes of Ly Son island, and Southeast Asia’s oldest pottery village, Bau Truc, that set this adventure apart.

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Discover beautiful Anse Source D’Argent

Seychelles

Sitting off the east coast of Africa in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this group of islands is the poster image for paradise. Cruise to islands both inhabited and uninhabited, walk through mangrove forests that house giant tortoises, explore World Heritage nature reserves and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Why choose Peregrine

Smaller ships, more ports

When it comes to cruising, bigger is not necessarily better. While mega liners are restricted in their routes, a smaller ship means we can dock in out-of-the-way ports and drop anchor wherever we feel like it. Instead of mooring out to sea, we pull up right in the centre of town and get you amongst the sights faster and easier.

A personal touch

Why travel with a cast of thousands when you could cruise with up to 50 likeminded travellers? Our boats have a maximum of 25 rooms, and the small group atmosphere means you get a more personal level of service. By the end of the trip, the waiters know how you take your coffee, you’ll get to know your fellow passengers and have a chance to make real lasting friendships.

Local flavours

We’re a big believer in travelling on our stomachs, and each cruise’s on-board menu is tailored to reflect the destination you’re in. All our trips come with either half or full-board, plus an unforgettable ‘Local Night’ where your chefs will whip up a feast of regional fare (bring your dancing shoes). While onshore, your Peregrine leaders will also take you to the best local spots.

Onboard activities

Who needs casinos, bowling alleys and swimming pools when you have glittering waters of the Adriatic on your doorstep? All our ships have either a platform or a ladder at the back of the boat for swimming, so you can get in and out of the water with ease. There’s also snorkel and fishing equipment, kayaks and SUPs on certain departures.

Home away from home

Our small ship cabins are roomy and comfortable, usually in either a twin or double configuration, and all come with ensuites. There’s air-conditioning if you need to cool down, a guaranteed window to enjoy the views, turndown twice a day, and a fully equipped laundry service. It's essentially staying in a floating 4-star hotel. Most rooms also feature a key safe and each cabin can be locked for extra peace of mind.

A lighter footprint

We’re committed to changing the future of travel by carbon offsetting all our cruises using renewable energy initiatives. Travelling in smaller groups also means we generate less waste, can cruise with a smaller environmental footprint and reduce the problem of over-tourism by visiting smaller ports.

Introducing a greener way to cruise

‘Sustainable cruising’ might seem like a contradiction in terms, given the history of the big mega liners. But it’s a side of the industry we want to change. Small ships are a greener alternative to a traditional cruise: they’re gentle on local communities and much better for the environment.

Our boats generate less waste, have a smaller footprint, and don’t overwhelm small port towns with thousands of travellers all at once (you’re travelling with about 30 to 50 people). We have a no single-use plastic rule on each of our trips and source 90% of our meals from local producers. Each departure has also been carbon offset by a range of renewable energy initiatives. It’s part of our commitment to being a carbon neutral company

 

Meet the fleet

From classic Motor Sailers to state-of-the-art Mega Yachts, the Peregrine Adventure Cruise fleet has all bases covered when it comes to style and comfort. Each ship features 4-star accommodation with well-appointed interiors, with spacious cabins and sundecks, and platforms for swimming right off the back of the boat.
 

Private departures

Looking to organise a private cruise with just your friends? Those looking to book their own private coastal cruise or island-hopping adventure can request their own special charter. Simply get in touch with us to go over the details, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Visit our Private Groups page for more information

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of ship will I be on?
We have two classes of ships – Motor Yacht and Motor Sailor – with both carrying between 35 and 50 passengers. Both ships’ primary propulsion method is motorised, but the Motor Sailor offers the romance of travelling with the wind when the sails are raised. The décor varies between ships – some contemporary, some more traditional in their styling. Only Cuba and Greece offer a choice of ships – all other destinations have a single ship per itinerary. View all ships
 

What are the cabins like? Why are they different prices?
All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with central music and with telephone for intra-ship communication. Please be aware that cabins are compact in size, with wardrobe and storage space also compact. All cabins on all ships have private bathrooms with hairdryers and come with some toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel. A safe and minibar (containing water) are in every cabin. Pricing depends on the cabin type - similar to a hotel whereby some cabins offer superior views, larger windows/portholes and  additional living space. You can view cabin types on our ships page.
 

What happens when the ship calls into port?
You are free to choose what you do when the ship calls into port. On the majority of trips, the listed on shore excursions are at an additional cost. When arriving into port, the cruise co-ordinator will advise you of both the excursion on offer and what you might do on your own. Simply choose what interests you most, or just relax on the ship. On our 'Dalmation Cruising' itinerary, on-shore activities are included in the price.
 

How long will be spent between sailing and port?
As much as possible, most relocation sailing will take place at night, allowing for more time to be spent at port and exploring. The majority of itineraries have at least one port stop or swim stop every day. In places of particular interest the ship will moor all day, allowing additional time for shore excursions and off-ship activities. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the trip itinerary in order to be aware of what time is scheduled at port and what excursions are on offer. However, please be aware that weather conditions may prompt a change to published itineraries.
 

How accessible are the ships?
It’s important to be aware that none of the ships have lifts and moving between decks will involve climbing fairly steep stairways. To disembark the ship at port, you will need to walk down a narrow gangway lowered to the dock. All ships are small enough that they can dock at all ports, and tenders (small dinghies) are not necessary. 
 

Will I get seasick?
How often the ship sails in open waters depends on the itinerary. The itineraries that sail along the coast should experience sheltered conditions on most days, but those that sail between islands will cross open waters and may sail through heavier seas. Unless you are certain that you’re impervious to seasickness, it is necessary to come prepared with precautionary medication or other methods of combatting seasickness. Please be aware that there are no doctors aboard the ships.
 

Who operates the trips?
Our Dalmation Cruise itinerary is operated by Peregrine and for our other itineraries we’re working with our partner company Variety Cruises to provide you with a range of small-ship cruising adventures in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Variety has been committed to helping travellers get to the heart of a destination since 1949, providing comfortable rooms, delicious local food and the support of an experienced crew. Variety’s traveller pledge aligns perfectly with our own: to give our passengers intimate, authentic and memorable travel experiences. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Who will I be travelling with?
The number of people joining you will range from 35-50 people depending on the ship. Our adventure cruises generally attract a mix of European, North American and Australian/NZ travellers of all ages.
 

What if I’m travelling solo?
On all our itineraries, if you’re travelling solo, you will need to pay the single passenger price, but you will get a cabin for your own use. The exception to this is our Croatia ‘Dalmatian Cruising’ itinerary, where it is possible to share with another passenger of the same gender, depending on availability.
 

What language is spoken on the ship?
Language on board is English (with staff fluent), but German, French, Spanish or Russian may also be spoken by our Cruise Coordinators depending on the departure. In general there is a multilingual environment and you will have a chance to mix with a variety of nationalities.

Is the itinerary always the same?
By its nature, all travel by sea is subject to the weather, winds and tides. Occasionally the order in which we visit destinations may need to change to accommodate weather conditions and, sometimes, other ports may be substituted. Safety is always our first priority. All ships are built to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and are operated by an experienced captain and crew.
 

What will the weather be like?
For the comfort and pleasure of our guests, our itineraries generally follow warm rather than hot weather patterns. The world's climate being at times unpredictable, our small ships are seldom far from a sheltered bay or port.

What is the official currency on board?
The Euro is the official currency while on board. There is an optional credit system for expenses on board that may be paid/settled at the end of the cruise. Credit cards are accepted on board.
 

What if I have dietary requirements?
Most dietary requirements can be catered for on all ships, except for kosher and halal. Please advise us at the time of booking and we will do all that we can.
 

Are alcoholic drinks available on board?
Alcoholic drinks are available on all ships and are reasonably priced (the official currency onboard is Euro) – for example EUR5 for the cocktail of the day or EUR3.50 for a glass of wine. The bar runs on a chit system where you sign for drinks as you purchase them, with the amount added to your on-board account. This account is settled at the end of the voyage.
 

What are the cabins like? Why are they different prices?
All cabins are air-conditioned and with telephone for intra-ship communication. Our ship generators provide an electric current of 220v. Cabins are equipped with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adaptor if necessary. 

Please be aware that cabins are compact in size, with wardrobe and storage space also compact. All cabins on all ships have private bathrooms with hairdryers and come with some toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel. A safe and minibar (containing water) are in every cabin. Pricing depends on the cabin type - similar to a hotel, some cabins offer superior views, larger windows/portholes and larger or additional living space. You can view cabin types on our ships page.
 

Can I go swimming from the ship?
Of course! All ships have a swimming platform (usually located at the back of the ship – the Galileo has a set of lowerable stairs on the port side) that will allow easy access to the water during swimming stops. The crew will always been present to monitor the safety of swimmers, watching either from the ship or a small zodiac safety boat. Additional towels are available during swim stops. All ships are equipped with snorkelling and fishing gear that you are free to use. Some ships also offer kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for use at swim stops.
 

Is there a dress code on board?
Dress aboard the boat is very casual – it is a holiday after all. However, you may wish to bring a smarter outfit, such as a sundress or a shirt with a collar, for the final night’s Captain’s Dinner or if you plan to eat off the ship in port.

Is there Internet available on board?
Wifi is available on our ships at an additional cost. Please note, it may be unavailable in more remote locations or when sailing. 

Can I combine an adventure cruise with another Peregrine small group land tour?
Yes definitely, and it's a popular option for many. While dates might not always align perfectly, there are plenty of options like day tours to bridge the time between the tours. Contact us or your local travel agent to find out more. 
 

Are the adventure cruises guaranteed departures?
If you've found a tour you like, we can request space and confirm availability within 2-4 days.  Once availability is confirmed, a deposit is required within 7 days.  We suggest not booking other things like flights until availability is confirmed. 

Once the space is confirmed by our local team and your deposit has been paid, your tour is guaranteed to depart - meaning you can book your airfares and additional accommodation with confidence. Please note that like all of our tours, this is subject to our regular booking conditions. 

Why are the cabins different prices?
Pricing depends on the cabin type - similar to how hotels work, some cabins offer superior views, larger windows/portholes and larger or additional living space. You can view cabin types on our ships page. Contact us to find out more

 

Are flights included?
While flights aren't included in the tour cost, we can assist with booking these. Our partnerships with the major airlines means we can get you the best price on flights for your intended travel dates. Sometimes it can be challenging organising flights - some destinations are harder than others, and we know it can be tricky trying to negotiate dates, transfers and prices. So speak to us about how we can get you there easier.

 

Can you book additional accommodation, day tours and transfers?
Yes, we can generally assist with all of this when you're ready to book your trip. Contact us to find out more. 

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