I have been offered an opportunity to go for a 2 week long small ship adventure trip by Blount small ship adventures from NY to Montreal through various canals and rivers during October this year. I have checked their itinerary: <snip> . It looks good and they are bragging about their access to many places and waterways the big ships. I think that's a nice catch, but I will be compromising on a lot like living space, all the luxury facilities the big ships provide. If anyone here have gone for small ship cruises, can they share their experiences? Are they worth the time and money? How good are they when compared to big cruising ships.
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I have not gone yet. I am planning to go. What should like to suggest me?
Its still a nice opportunity for you then since you were not able to experience it yet. In my own experience, I was not able to gone yet but would certainly love to try one.
Sylvia and I took a cruise from Fremantle, Western Australia, to London, England, via Africa. The ship carried fewer than 500 passengers. We much preferred it to larger ships we have sailed in. The luxury is just as good. The crew are friendlier as they don't have to recall so many people. The food is great (though the "spicy" food could have been spicier but a word to our waiter produced a tray of condiments we could add ourselves). The entertainment was superb. We were able to call in at ports that larger ships have trouble getting to.If you would like to learn more, see our blog here: MS ASTOR
When it comes to cruise ship, Bigger ones aren't necessarily better. The only advantage I can see from it is that 1st, it can carry more passengers than the small ones and more offers as well such as restaurants, pools and etc. However, that doesn't mean smaller ones aren't worthy cruises, It still have a lot to offer but unlike the big cruises that it can offer more opportunities and service to their passengers but since you haven't tried it yet, it'll be a great experience for you.