The Best Value in Small Ship and River Cruising Worldwide
Our ships provide a 4-star experience at a 3-star price
We invite you to shop around. When you do, you’ll find that Grand Circle Cruise Line's Small Ship and River Cruise vacations deliver more discovery, value, and excellence than our competitors—for less. In fact, Grand Circle Cruise Line ensures that you receive a 4-star experience at a 3-star price. We realize that international travel is an investment—and that every one of your travel dollars count. With full-time staff and offices in the regions you visit, we’re able to work with local partners to get the most for your money. We own and operate our worldwide fleet of award-winning ships, enabling us to create and control your experience—from the gracious hospitality of our crew to the comfort and convenience of our vessels. And, we
refurbish and maintain our ships every season which allows us to keep our costs and per diems down.
The lowest per diems in the travel industry—and so much is included
Grand Circle Cruise Line offers the lowest prices per day in the industry today. In fact, if you consider all that’s included in your price—international airfare, all accommodations, all meals while onboard and wine with dinner (on European itineraries), the dedicated service of resident Program Directors (assigned to no more than 25 to 45 travelers), guided tours, and exclusive Discovery Series events—you’ll understand why no other American company can compare.
Enjoy the exclusive company of American travelers
While most travel companies serve international passengers on their cruises, Grand Circle Cruise Line caters exclusively to Americans. Along with enjoying a warm camaraderie that’s only possible with a group of like-minded travelers, you’ll also appreciate these benefits:
- Our ships are designed and operated with American comfort standards in mind. For instance, all cabins feature an en suite shower, while all indoor areas onboard are non-smoking.
- We tailor our vacations to American interests and perspectives—from included and optional tours, to historic presentations and cultural discussions, to onboard activities and live entertainment.
- Our daily menus are created for American tastes—featuring both familiar favorites and regional specialties—while meals are served when Americans are accustomed to dining.
- English is the “official language” onboard our vessels, used for onboard signs, announcements and passenger handouts. And since your Program Directors, international ship crew, and fellow travelers all speak it fluently, you’ll feel right at home!
Maximize your value and discovery with our optional trip extensions
To make the most of your already-included international airfare—and your regional exploration—Grand Circle Cruise Line gives you the opportunity to extend your trip with a choice of optional pre- and post-trip extensions. Not only do our extensions enhance your discovery, they help reduce your already low per diem.
Guarantee your price and save up to 10%
Our Good Buy Plan lets you guarantee your price and save up to 10%. All you have to do is pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer prior to your departure date. The earlier you reserve and pay in full, the more you’ll save.
Share your love of travel and you’ll share $200 in savings
You can earn $100 per person, while new travelers save $100 instantly when you spread the word about Grand Circle Cruise Line with our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program.
We offer the most generous Frequent Traveler Program available
After you reserve your trip, you’ll receive a Frequent Traveler Credit worth 5% of your trip cost. You can apply that amount toward a future trip. Plus, you'll also have the option of transferring your Frequent Traveler Credits to a friend or relative if you can't use them yourself.
Protect yourself from the unexpected with our Travel Protection Plan
When you purchase our Travel Protection Plan, you can cancel your trip at any time up to the day of your departure—for any reason—and retain FULL value of your trip, including your deposit.