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Small Ship Expedition Cruising

Small ship expedition cruising is all about venturing further, seeing more, and doing more, but also enjoying great food, wine and a little pampering along the way. You’ll stay close to the coastline, which means there will be no long days spent at sea and more time spent exploring. Rise each morning to a new adventure – a remote island to explore or a sprawling reef to discover. In the evening, kick back on board with your favourite drink and a long, decadent meal.

Learn from the 10-member expedition team about the islands the make up the vast Kimberley coastline

Your APT Expedition Team

Your friendly expedition team will be there to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment at all times.
Passengers in zodiac wearing orange life vests, WA

Zodiacs – Your Avenue to Adventure

With inflatable Zodiac vessels on board you’ll always be close to the action. Jump aboard with your expedition team an head of locations otherwise inaccessible.
Image of couple standing within cave on Biggie Island Coastline

Access the Inaccessible

Thanks to your ship’s small size, you can access remote and hard-to-reach destinations that larger cruise ships simply can’t get to.


Best-in-Class Fleet

Coral Discoverer with passengers on kayaks, Schouten Island, Tasmania

Coral Discoverer

Comfortable and intimately scaled for the Tasmanian region, Coral Discoverer has a shallow draught to get up close to the coastal beauty. It also hosts state-of-the-art expedition vessels allowing guests an experience of the remote Tasmanian coastline.
L'austral cruising through Kimberley region in Australia


This ultra-luxurious ship features opulent staterooms and suites, two restaurants serving exceptional cuisine, and an onboard spa, gym, pool and theatre.  
Exterior view of the Le Boreal Ship in Antarctica

Le Boreal

Explore the spectacular Antarctic region aboard a floating oasis of polar luxury. Le Boreal is purpose-built for cruising glacial waters with a combination of elegance and manoeuvrability.
Exterior shot of Les Jacques Cartier, Ponant Ship

Le Jacques Cartier

With elegant suites, world-class restaurants, luxury facilities and even a below-surface lounge, your home on the water is a highlight of its own aboard Le Jacques Cartier.
La Laperouse Ship Cruising the Kimberley

Le Laperouse

Traverse Australia’s glimmering coastlines on the luxurious Le Laperouse, indulging in delectable fine dining experiences, fantastic shared spaces and elegant, spacious staterooms and suites.
La Pinta Ship External View

La Pinta

Cruise the Galapagos Islands onboard La Pinta in 2024. With exceptional service from friendly staff, a glass-bottom boat and naturalist talks, this luxury yacht has it all.
Explore South America aboard Le Soleal.

Le Soleal

Embark on the ultimate intimate cruising experience aboard the stylish Le Soleal, a luxurious small ship designed to get you up close to remote, hard-to-reach destinations.
MC Elite Ship external view

MC Elite

With a sleek exterior and spacious interior, the Galapagos Island luxury catamaran provides a safe and steady journey through the stunning islands off Ecuador.

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Couple pushing their bikes in Bamburg, Germany

Land Journeys

Explore the world on APT’s fully escorted, all-inclusive Land Journeys. Each luxury journey is completely personalised to ensure the best luxury travel experience.
View of a ship cruising along the river in front of a European Town

River Cruise

Life-enriching, relaxing and unique - an APT river cruise is the ultimate holiday experience. Discover unforgettable destinations as you travel in total comfort and style.
Aerial view of Cape Leveque during sunset

Air Tours

Aboard a privately chartered aircraft, take to the skies to experience bird's-eye views of iconic natural wonders, and have more time to explore on the ground.