From our very first cruise, we discovered that elegant small cruise ships were ideal for creating successful educational voyages. Since then, Travel Dynamics International has been dedicated to the exclusive use of small cruise ships, which inspire an intimate learning experience among no more than 120 guests — and often far fewer. The ambience aboard a small ship is similar to a private club, with personalized service, a single unassigned seating at meals, and a relaxed, civilized atmosphere. A small ship ensures a personal, convivial group exclusively dedicated to the learning experience we offer, and enables us to dock in ports inaccessible to larger liners.
Frequently, we are the only visitors at a site; occasionally, we become the first American cruise operator to tour a particular destination. From 1982 to 1994, our Illiria was the only small cruise ship dedicated exclusively to educational and cultural voyages for American educational, cultural, and scientific institutions. Today our fleet, which encompasses large yachts and elegant small expedition cruise ships, inspires not merely admiration, but also true affection from our guests, who return again and again to recapture the pleasure of a Travel Dynamics International cruise.