If cruise ships seem too big and impersonal for your travel style, you might want to consider small ship touring. On smaller, privately-owned ships, you still enjoy safe, cozy accommodations with all the luxuries of a major liner- lounges, private baths, etc.- but you'll be able to explore waterways that are more off the beaten path than big ships can squeeze their way into.
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I've never been on one of these trips but I'm hoping to share the experience with the whole family once the kids get a bit older. I think it would be amazing to learn about Darwin while visiting the Galapagos or taking a riverboat down the Nile. Someday.
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