The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver SunSmall cruise ships offer intimate, unique adventures

by Phil Reimer

Maple Leaf was a one sailboat operation but has added a second boat to the fleet, the Swell, which carries just 10 passengers. A 27-metre (88-foot) classic wood tugboat, the Swell has been restored to offer boutique expedition cruises along the B.C. and Alaska coast. With so few passengers, you should know the crew and everyone else by the first night’s dinner.