Beyond Cruises:
The Small Ship Cruise Experience and Beyond

Discover the unique combination of upscale small ship cruising, together with expertly crafted land programs, culminating in an exciting and enchanting experiential holiday.


At Beyond Cruises by Group IST, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a unique experience for our passengers, as well as superior accommodations on our state-of-the-art Mega Yachts. Our carefully crafted itineraries are designed to offer a wonderful mix of adventure, culture, relaxation and memorable moments.

Beyond Cruises has partnered with Variety Cruises and other small ship cruise companies, with most of our vessels accommodating just 45 to 72 passengers. Cruising with such a small group allows for passengers to interact with their fellow travelers on a level that is inconceivable on a larger ship. A 1:2 crew-to-passenger ratio ensures that each guest receives the utmost care and attention. Our staff becomes familiar with our guests to such a degree that one almost feels as though they are sailing on their own private vessel.

The size of the vessels themselves is advantageous, as they can sail into ports that cannot physically support larger ships. Instead of navigating a port of call swarming with thousands of tourists, our passengers can visit schools and farms, far-flung villages and uninhabited islands. As they delve into each new port, under the supervision of our adept and knowledgeable tour guides, our passengers gain cultural familiarity through interactions with the locals.

Recently, Beyond Cruises has expanded its reach to the Middle East and Africa. Witness the stunning natural beauty of the Seychelles islands and get in touch with your wild side on a safari in Kenya. Be awed by the natural wonders and man-made marvels in Egypt and discover the Holyland of Israel and Jordan. Whichever destination you choose, our promise to remain faithful to excellent experiential tours aboard small ships ensures that Beyond Cruises will take you beyond your expectations.


At Beyond Cruises, we understand that one size does not fit all, so to speak. That is why our ships also operate private charters for non-profit organizations, alumni associations, family groups and friendly celebrations. Our programs can be custom tailored to suit the needs and preferences of our passengers.


Join us on an unforgettable journey as we cruise along the incomparable African coast. Our goal is to offer our guests an extraordinary expedition through some of the most diverse and ancient landscapes on earth, such as Egypt, Kenya and the Gambia, as well as to provide knowledge of African culture and history.

    For more information, please visit our website, To contact one of our Beyond Cruises sales representatives, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 800-833-2111.