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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 up to $1,600 per couple off many Collette trips. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 40% off select G Adventures departures. Price shown reflects discount. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% off select 2020 Globus trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 25% off select G Adventures Arctic expedition cruises. Price shown reflects discount. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $500 per couple off select Gate 1 South America departures. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 10% off G Adventures Antarctica expedition cruises. Price shown reflects discount. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Fly for $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple on select Emerald Waterways cruises. Expires June 30. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic river cruises. Expires June 28. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to $4,000 per couple off select 2019 Avalon Waterways cruises. Click here for eligible departures.

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
Along the South-African Coastline 2020 (Musical Cruise) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Vanilla Islands (Mahe to Nosy Be) 10 Victoria, Seychelles  Port Louis, Mauritius  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Vanilla Islands (Nosy Be to Mahe) 11 Port Louis, Mauritius  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll 14 Victoria, Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius 2020 (Mahe to Port Louis) 14 Victoria, Seychelles  Port Louis, Mauritius  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 19 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
Baffin Bay Secrets (Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq) 14 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Northwest Passage (Kangerlussuaq - Nome) 24 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Nome, AK  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Iceland & Atlantic Canada 13 Reykjavik, Iceland  Quebec City, Canada  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Greenland & the Canadian High Arctic 15 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard 17 Bergen, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 102 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Scattered Islands of the Banda Sea 12 Darwin, Australia  Bali, Indonesia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Wake of General MacArthur: The Legacy of World War II 14 Hong Kong, China  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Vietnam and the Malacca Strait 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Singapore, Singapore  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Singapore - Darwin) 12 Singapore, Singapore  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan (Maizuru - Osaka) 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 20 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Singapore to Sydney 19 Singapore, Singapore  Sydney, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia's Iconic Kimberley 11 Broome, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands 11 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition 14 Hobart, Australia  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 30 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
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
Pearls of the Caribbean 8 Bridgetown, Barbados  Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean and Orinoco 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of the Caribbean 13 Nassau, Bahamas  Miami, FL  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Hawaii
Hawaii and French Polynesia (Honolulu - Papeete) 16 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (San Jose to Panama City) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama City to San Jose) 8 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez 8 Los Cabos, Mexico  Los Cabos, Mexico  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica (Westbound) 12 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica (Eastbound) 12 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 22 Mexico & Central America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Mumbai to Athens (Piraeus) 27 Mumbai, India  Athens, Greece  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Mumbai to Dubai (11 Day) 11 Mumbai, India  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dubai to Mumbai 10 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Mumbai, India  Silversea 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
+ View all 13 Middle East expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Polynesia and Easter Island (Le Boréal, Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island and Polynesia (Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the South Seas 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Pacific Expedition 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea 12 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Cairns, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 15 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - South America
Cordillera & Andean Secrets (Guayaquil - Valparaiso) 13 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Valparaíso, Chile  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu + the Galapagos 14 Lima, Peru  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Western Galapagos Cruise + Quito 2019 2019-2020 10 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Northern Galapagos Cruise + Quito 2019-2020 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 196 South America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Ushuaia to Cape Town (32 Day) 32 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
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
+ View all 9 Transatlantic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - U.S. (Continental)
Vancouver to San Diego (California) 10 Vancouver, Canada  San Diego, CA  Silversea 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 19 Halifax, Canada  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
East Coast USA 10 New York City, NY  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
California (Vancouver - San Diego) 8 Vancouver, Canada  San Diego, CA  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 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.