The M/V Clio is an ocean-cruising vessel with navigational, communications, and safety equipment. This ship was built in 1998, and was acquired by Grand Circle Cruise Line and refurbished to our travelers' tastes in 2016. The Clio is 328 ft. long and carries 89 passengers—four groups of no more than 25 travelers, each with its own expert, resident Program Director.
Each of the Clio’s 45 cabins—which range in size from 194-205 sq. ft. (with a single cabin measuring 161 sq. ft.)—include a window. Nine also feature a sliding glass door and balcony. The cabins have a queen-size bed (convertible to twin beds), a closet, flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD/CD player, telephone, mini-refrigerator, wireless Internet access, and a private bath with shower, hair dryer, and toiletries.
The ship’s public areas are ideal for relaxation—and for reliving the day’s discoveries with your fellow like-minded American travelers. Onboard, you can enjoy the dining room, indoor/outdoor veranda, two lounges, a bar, a Sun Deck, a Sky Deck with whirlpool, a library, and a shop. The ship also has an elevator that serves all passenger decks and an onboard doctor.
Before joining one of our Small Ship Adventure aboard the Clio, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Tendering: On some trips, you will need to use a tender, or Zodiac craft, to reach the shore in some ports.
- Wet landings: When you tender to shore in certain destinations, your landing may be “wet,” which means you’ll need to step into water up to ten inches deep and wade ashore. For this purpose you may want to wear waterproof clothing, such as tall rubber boots and a rain jacket.
- Gangways: When you are docked right at the pier, the gangway incline may be steep.
- General small ship cruising: Weather conditions and tides may require adjustments to your itinerary. Good agility, balance, and strength are needed for possible rough seas when onboard your ship or Zodiacs.
- Port clearances: Since the Clio is an international ship, travelers must be cleared by a country’s local port authorities before disembarking the ship. Port authorities don’t usually inspect each traveler’s passports, but they may do a full inspection of the ship, so sometimes this clearance may take a while.
This ship is featured on these popular cruises:
- Dining room with single open seating. Enjoy dinners in your ship’s non-smoking dining room.
- Indoor/outdoor veranda. Relish ocean vistas as you savor buffet breakfasts and lunches.
- Lounges. Relax in one of the two lounges.
- Sun Deck and Sky Deck. Sit outside—or in the whirlpool—and enjoy the views as you cruise.
- All shipboard announcements made in English
- Complimentary wireless Internet in all cabins and common areas (connectivity may be limited in certain locations on some itineraries)
- Complimentary onboard house beer & wine, as well as soft drinks
- All outside cabins
- Cabin sizes range from 194-205 sq. ft. (with a single cabin of 161 sq. ft.)
- Queen-size bed (convertible to twin beds)
- Private bath with shower
- Flat-screen TV, DVD/CD player, and telephone
- In-room safe
- All non-smoking cabins
Ship and Crew Information
- Length: 328 ft.
- Beam: 46 ft.
- Draft: 11 ft.
- Cabin size: 194-205 sq. ft. (with a single cabin of 161 sq. ft.), with queen beds (convertible to 2 twins)
- Capacity: 89 passengers, 60 crew
- Grand Circle Cruise Line group: 4 groups of no more than 25 travelers, each with its own expert, resident Program Director (aboard a 89-passenger ship)
- Elevator service to all passenger decks
- Built: 1998
- Refurbished: 2016