This is our small and Adult ships page. For the main Doris Visits Cruise Ships page, click here. It lists every cruise ship afloat from every major cruise operator. There are quite a few.

Doris Visits – all the main cruise ships are – click here

Here we have developed an area for those who love small ships or adults only cruising. It is broken into four sections.

  1. Ships with under 600 guests
  2. Ships with under 1000 guests
  3. Ships with under 1500 guests
  4. Adult only cruising

We have also started our own Doris Visits Chat sites for the smaller cruise ships, where we have strict rules and no moaning, so you should not get flooded with material. If you do, report it. Let your friends know about this new area. We will be expanding it.

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES chat group  Fred Olsen chat site  Saga Boutique Adult Ship CHAT  CRUISE & MARITIME chat site

Aegean Odyssey – small ship, big attention

Voyages to Antiquity is a UK company based in Oxford and there are few UK cruise companies!


A country house at sea refurbished in 2010.

CHAT SITE RULES – here on Doris Visits

Firstly welcome to the huge and ever-growing Doris Visits family of cruisers in around 40 chat sites and about 500 port guide films on our Doris Visits YouTube channel.We try to inform.

SAGA PEARL 2 – with film

SAGA PEARL 2 was bought in an auction!

C&M ASTORIA and look inside Cruise & Maritime

After sampling a few cruise lines, when you find one you like you normally stay. Cruise & Maritime guests are very loyal,


This is a two in one, seeing the Silver Wind as you may never see her, from above as she sails under

Swan Hellenic Cruising back with Social Values, Eco and Cultural Cruises

Swann Hellenic, the small British cruise line that went into bankruptcy has been acquired by G-Adventures – the founder speaks on TV about the ambition for the new boutique cruise line.

SeaDream – a personal yacht cruise experience

When you cruise with just over a hundred other guests, when every detail is looked after, that is special. It also comes at a premium.

Silversea Cruises Silver Wind – small ship – full tour

When we say small ship, we mean under 400 guests.

Cruise Ship in the heart of London – Silver Wind by Tower Bridge

It is on the small ships that can get right up to Tower Bridge. 

SAGA PEARL 2 – it is farewell to the ship

We are losing another small ship and there are just a few cruises left on which to sail on her.

Seven Seas Navigator – Luxury Cruising

Luxury cruising is a term many use, but what is luxury cruising? This is.

Oceania Sirena – Small Ship Luxury

There are many who bemoan the passing of the Adonia from the P&O fleet, but, the ship is still around. Many small ships are still around with that old fashioned class and style that cruising is known for. In fact, the Adonia is a R-Class ship, or Renaissance Class ship that is now called the […]

Seven Seas Voyager – luxury cruising, only suites and they all have balconies.

Space and independence are two of the many special qualities on offer with Regent Seven Seas all inclusive luxury cruising. Take a look inside the Seven Seas Voyager which is based out of Miami, a ship that only has suites and they all have balconies. On just 12 decks with only 706 guests this […]

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES – VIKING STAR – but all the ships are the same

Viking, known for river cruising have got an ocean going fleet

Boudicca ship tour

Boudicca is a small ship that with 880 passengers makes you feel very special.

The Black Watch – Fred Olsen Cruise Ship – a look at the Glentanar Restaurant

Fred Olsen operate a number of classic ships but the first to mind is always the Black Watch

Passenger area tour of the Seven Seas Mariner – all inclusive luxury cruising

All inclusive means an all inclusive mini bar which is replenished every day, and a complementary iPad to use during your stay. Yes, the ridiculous all-inclusive is all included. The Seven Seas Mariner was the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship. With just 8 decks it is a boutique ship that has only 700 guests, and […]

Oceana Sirena – ship guide and plan with video over view

Is the difference worth it?

SAGA’s new ships will be all-inclusive. Discovery was named in Dover

Saga Cruises’ first new boutique small ship, has been named in Dover.

Marco Polo, the exterior as Cruise and Maritime’s ship sails into the Tyne

A great view of this adults only ship, the Marco Polo sailing

Braemar in Eidfjord

Wild life videographer Paul Dining from Cornwall was in the Fjords on the Braemar,

BLACK WATCH – how does a dry dock re-fit happen?

In the 2016 the Black Watch had a huge make over

VIKING STAR – Viking Ocean’s new, state of the art small ship experience.

Whilst they may be a touch more expensive than some of the older ships, if you want a brand new state of the art small ship experience it is certainly available.

Cruise Ship Kitchen – What is inside – Filmed Galley Tour

Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits,

MS BOLETTE – New Fred Olsen ship

The new Fred Olsen flagship is named after Fred Olsen Jnrs great-great-Grandmother.

C&M Columbus

They say ships pass in the night, this is the seventh ships for C&M and it is not new.

MS BOREALIS – Fred Olsen

The MS Borealis is now a Fred Olsen ship, and the Olsen’s used

Magellan sailing out of Port of Tyne, graceful ship

This is David’s films of Cruise and Maritimes modern, contemporary, spacious flagship MS Magellan shot from the customs house at South Shields.

MV Columbus ship tour

Take a look around the MV Columbus. Cruise and Maritime’s home port is Tilbury on the Thames east of London. They also sail from Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol which is not often referred to as a cruise terminal but is a wonderful city. C&M have a straightforward, unpretentious style of cruising aboard their two modest ships. […]

C&M VASO da GAMA new and refurbished smaller ship

The Pacific Eden has left P&O Australia for Cruise and Maritime.

Marella Celebration – the ship

Built for Holland and America in 1984 it is the sister ship of

MS Magellan, a small distinctive ship from Cruise and Maritime

The pleasantly called Holiday-Class cruise ship, MS Magellan was built in 1985 and known as the Holiday, then the Grand Holliday.

Balmoral, Fred Olsen Cruise lines

Balmoral is the largest ship of the Fred Olsen fleet, but it still only takes 1350 guests.

CHAT SITE RULES – here on Doris Visits

Firstly welcome to the huge and ever-growing Doris Visits family of cruisers in around 40 chat sites and about 500 port guide films on our Doris Visits YouTube channel.We try to inform.

SAGA do sell the Adult Only cruises for most of the many cruise lines when those line operate a few adult only cruises on some great ships. The SAGA site is worth looking at. Here is the right link to save you fighting with a big site. SAGA CRUISE PARTNERS

SAGA’s new ships will be all-inclusive. Discovery was named in Dover

Saga Cruises’ first new boutique small ship, has been named in Dover.

Adult Only deal and ship finder

As Doris Visits expands we try and help you all find the right ship for you.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to name Saga’s new cruise ship Spirit of Discovery this week

These 999 passenger ships have proved so popular

Adults only Cruising

If you are a fan of Adults only cruising, and SAGA sounds old, then just take a moment while we convince you to rethink, because sexy new Virgin Voyages is Adult Only.

P&O Aurora – Ship tour. Aurora will be adult only from March 2019

Built by Meyer Werft at their shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, this was the first P&O ship we went on,

SAGA CHAT – Adult Only Cruisers area of special small, personal ships

Small ships get into special ports and SAGA have two new splendid state-of-the-art

The Scarlet Lady – Virgin Cruises First Ship is given a name

We have seen the plans emerging, and the determination from the outset to change cruising by Richard Branson.

World Cruise Route. Arcadia’s 2019 Western Circumnavigation – 99 Nights

This is a typical world route for the Arcadia that only misses out the winter! We mean ALL THE WINTER !

SAGA SAPPHIRE – goodbye to another small ship, Hello to the new ones

SAGA SAPPHIRE – small ship, big cruise


As new ships are planned, so are the retirements. SAGA seem to have followed a lead given by VIKING OCEAN cruising

P&O Arcadia World Cruise with presenters David & Elizabeth

Some people join a world cruise to avoid the winter sail out of Southampton,

50 days on the Oriana’s Caribbean & Amazon Adventure

World cruise? If 4 months is too long then is the shorter 45 days tempting?