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Grand Circle Cruise Line's Privately Chartered Small Ships

Our Small Ship Cruise Tours in Panama and Antarctica feature small ships that we’ve privately chartered for the exclusive use of our small groups. These vessels were carefully chosen to provide us with the best access to the regions we’ll be exploring—while offering a consistently high level of comfort and convenience for our travelers.

Discover Antarctica’s icy landscapes


Set sail aboard the 297-foot all-suite Corinthian II, a 112-passenger small ship designed specifically to journey through the icy waters of Antarctica. Equipped with the latest navigational communications and safety equipment, your Antarctica small ship is chartered exclusively for four groups of no more than 28 travelers (each with its own Program Director).

You can travel aboard the Corinthian on our Antarctica’s White Wilderness Small Ship Cruise Tour.

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Enjoy a daylight transit of the Panama Canal

M/S Discovery

During your Panama Canal transit cruise, you’ll stay aboard the 108-foot Discovery, a 24-passenger catamaran designed specifically for small group exploration and chartered exclusively for a group of 24 Grand Circle Cruise Line travelers, led by an expert resident Program Director.

You can sail aboard the Discovery on our Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United Small Ship Cruise Tour.

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Uncover Burma’s unspoiled treasures

R/V Paukan

Uncover one of the most unspoiled corners of Asia—Burma, now known as Myanmar—aboard the R/V Paukan, an intimate 34-passenger vessel designed and constructed in 2012 to navigate the waters of the Irrawaddy River, and the newest member of the Paukan fleet. This vessel offers features like both traditional and modern decor, and comfortable private cabins and spacious common areas for you and your fellow travel companions to unwind in after a day of discovering the beauty and cultural treasures that unfold before you in Burma.

You can sail aboard the Paukan on our Burma & the Irrawaddy River: Bagan to Mandalay Small Ship Cruise Tour.

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