Discover the world with the leader in small ship and river cruising worldwide
Since we began to assemble our fleet of river cruise and small ships, Grand Circle has been committed to providing discovery-rich vacations around the world while making the most of your travel dollar—a combination of experience and value that sets us apart as the leader in the travel industry. What’s more, our fleet has grown and received accolades from travelers and the industry—earning “World’s Best” accolades from readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines! Read on to learn why travelers choose us when they seek out discoveries on the world’s waterways.
Our river cruise & small ships are tops!
Grand Circle Cruise Line was ranked #1 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards—and named to the magazine’s prestigious Gold List and Platinum Circle for 2013. Our M/S Provence and M/V Arethusa were each ranked #1 in its “Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World” 2013 Readers’ Poll; and a total of 14 ships made the list—more than any other cruise line!
Enjoy an unparalleled, 4-star experience—and unpack once—aboard our privately owned, award-winning fleet
Mediterranean Small Ships
Sail aboard our privately owned 50-passenger Mediterranean Small Ships
Antarctica Small Ship
Sail aboard our privately chartered, 112-passenger all-suite Corinthian
Panama Small Ships
Sail aboard our privately chartered, 24-passenger M/S Discovery
Burma Small Ship
Sail aboard our privately chartered, 34-passenger RV Paukan
Enjoy Personalized Attentions From Your Expert Resident Program Director
Grand Circle Cruise Line is the only cruise line with Program Directors who join your group for the duration of your travels—on land and on water. A native or resident of the region you are visiting, your Program Director will enhance your exploration with the kind of insight and passion that only a local can provide, offering invaluable tips and suggestions for spending the ample free time built into every Grand Circle Cruise Line itinerary. Plus, each Program Director is assigned to a small group of no more than 25 to 45 travelers, allowing for more personalized attention.
Learn more about our Grand Circle Cruise Line Program Directors
What Sets Grand Circle Cruise Line Apart
By ensuring your trip includes these four components, we strive to provide you with an unforgettable experience. This is why 97% of our travelers tell us that they plan to travel with us again:
- Great VALUE: Dollar for dollar, feature for feature, you’ll enjoy more for less. We invite you to shop around and see for yourself. Better yet, take advantage of Grand Circle Cruise Line's Lowest Price Guarantee.
- PACING that suits you: On a Grand Circle Cruise Line vacation, you won’t miss out on the must-see sites—but you’ll also enjoy free time to relax or make your own discoveries.
- More CHOICE: Want to see more of the region? Add on an optional pre- or post-trip extension. Looking to expand your experience? Join one of our optional tours. Or set out and explore on your own: The choice is yours.
- Enriching DISCOVERY: Home-Hosted Visits, hands-on crafts or art demonstrations, and discussions on topics other travel companies might consider taboo. Enjoy these included features, plus the expert advice of your Program Director. Immerse yourself in the local culture—and learn!