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Expedition Cruises

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Expedition cruises are destination-based journeys that take you into some of the world's most exciting and remote locales. Popular voyages include Darwin's Galapagos Islands, where you'll meet golden-brown iguanas and magnificent frigate birds, and Papua New Guinea, where you'll learn about local cultures and exchange gifts with tribes. See penguins in Antarctica and polar bears in the Arctic or witness the rugged beauty of Australia's Kimberley region.

Expedition cruises include onboard meals and accommodations on ships ranging from the luxurious with a full array of comforts to basic vessels with limited facilities and amenities. Onboard naturalists accompany many voyages, and these experts lead shore excursions and offer lectures about the places visited.

An expedition cruise is a world away from ordinary cruising. From exotic wildlife and enchanting natural wonders to primitive cultures and ancient societies, expedition cruising shows you a side of the world you've never seen before and will never forget.

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  • Save 10% off Intrepid Europe trips. Expires November 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic cruises. This deal is combinable with other offers. Expires November 26. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% to 20% off Quark 2019 Arctic sailings in certain cabin categories. Expires November 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% to 25% off select G Adventures departures worldwide. Price shown reflects discount. Expires November 30. Click here for eligible departures.
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Expedition cruises are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality*  

Expedition Cruises - Africa
Expedition Madagascar and Aldabra 18 Maputo, Mozambique  Mahe, Seychelles  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
East African Expedition -From Zulus to Dugongs 7 Durban, South Africa  Maputo, Mozambique  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Realms of Mozambique and Madagascar 17 Zanzibar, Tanzania  Durban, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Tema (Accra) to Lisbon 17 Accra, Ghana  Lisbon, Portugal  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde and Canary Islands 2019 (Dakar - Lisbon) 11 Dakar, Senegal  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 23 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Northwest Passage (Kangerlussuaq - Nome) 24 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Nome, AK  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Baffin Bay Secrets (Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq) 14 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Norwegian Fjords (Longyearbyen to Bergen) 13 Longyearbyen, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Footsteps of the Vikings 10 Bergen, Norway  Reykjavik, Iceland  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 66 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
From the Untouched Lakshadweep Islands to Colourful Bollywood 13 Male, Maldives  Mumbai, India  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ha Long Bay 2 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Seychelles (Mahé - Mahé) 13 Mahe, Seychelles  Mahe, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Seychelles, Maldives & Sri Lanka (Mahé - Colombo) 11 Mahe, Seychelles  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan (Maizuru - Osaka) 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 22 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
The Best of New Zealand (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary B) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary A) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the Ancient Wonders of Papua and Spice (Cairns - Darwin) 12 Cairns, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kimberley Coast Expedition (Broome to Darwin) 11 Broome, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 16 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
New Year in the Caribbean (Fort de France - Fort de France) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Martinique and Panama (Fort de France - Colón) 10 Fort de France, Martinique  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Panama and Martinique (Colón - Fort de France) 10 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean & Orinoco (Fort de France - Cayenne) 14 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Cuba and the Caribbean 2019 11 Havana, Cuba  Cartagena, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 14 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Hawaii
Hawaii and French Polynesia 2019 (Honolulu - Papeete) 16 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Mexico & Central America
Among the Great Whales (San Carlos to La Paz) 10 La Paz, Mexico  La Paz, Mexico  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica 2019 (Westbound) 12 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica 2019 (Eastbound) 12 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sea of Cortez (San Diego - Puerto Quetzal) 14 San Diego, CA  Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
National Parks and Panama Canal (Puerto Caldera - Colón) 8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 20 Mexico & Central America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Passage to Ancient Egypt & India (Cruise-Only) 30 Athens, Greece  Mumbai, India  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Passage to Ancient Egypt & India 38 Athens, Greece  Delhi, India  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovering the Levant 9 Antalya, Turkey  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Egypt and Israel (Antalya to Aqaba) 10 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Middle East expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Ocean Voyage (Dakar - Fort-de-France) 10 Dakar, Senegal  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Bridgetown - Ponta Delgada) 9 Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Dakar) 9 Cayenne, French Guiana  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Transatlantic Explorer 2020 21 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Lisbon) 12 Cayenne, French Guiana  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Transatlantic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - U.S. (Continental)
Maritimes Discovery with Highlights of the East Coast 2019 19 Boston, MA  Halifax, Canada  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Atlantic Canada & USA with Rhythms of the South 2019 23 Quebec City, Canada  New Orleans, LA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Best of California 2019 9 San Francisco, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Great Lakes of North America 11 Chicago, IL  Quebec City, Canada  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Maritimes & East Coast USA 2019 19 Halifax, Canada  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 U.S. (Continental) expedition cruises


* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.