The ‘real’ small cruise ship difference
Discovery’s cruises (8-12 guests) v’s the Mid-size cruise ships (40-80 passenger boats)
“Alaska small boat cruises” and “Small Alaska Cruise Ship” are terms that the “mid-size” cruise ships have adopted to describe their Alaska Inside Passage cruises and cruise boats carrying 40-80 passengers. But ….. there is a real difference between the Alaska cruise experience and “up close wildlife viewing” that these boats offer compared to the relaxed cruising atmosphere and intimate wildlife encounters we have onboard the Discovery. In most of the places that we visit even 20 people seems like a crowd and it is a well known fact that your chances of seeing wildlife are better in smaller groups.
A similar scenario applies to kayaking in a secluded bay, soaking in a natural hot spring or meeting the locals dockside or in a small Alaskan frontier town.
For those select few people who want to really experience the grandeur of Alaska away from the crowds we do have the best Alaska small boat cruise for you.