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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 $4,000 per couple on Scenic 2021 ocean cruises. Expires September 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
Canary Islands and Cape Verde (Gastronomy Cruise) 10 Lisbon, Portugal  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Indian Ocean 15 Port Louis, Mauritius  Zanzibar, Tanzania  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Madagascar & South Africa 15 Zanzibar, Tanzania  Cape Town, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Napoleon Cruise (16 Day) 16 Walvis Bay, Namibia  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Napoleon Cruise (19 Day) 19 Cape Town, South Africa  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctic Eclipse 14 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (11 Day) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (12 Day) 12 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 11 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 96 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Asia, a Blend of Tradition and Modernity (Haiphong - Osaka) 14 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between India and Asia (Colombo - Singapore) 14 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Singapore, Singapore  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
China & Vietnam 11 Shanghai, China  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Ogasawara Islands 10 Osaka, Japan  Apra, Guam  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Singapore - Darwin) 12 Singapore, Singapore  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 28 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Auckland to Dunedin (South Island) 11 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cairns to Singapore 23 Cairns, Australia  Singapore, Singapore  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dundein (South Island) to Dundein (South Island) 15 Dunedin, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dunedin (South Island) to Melbourne 16 Dunedin, New Zealand  Melbourne, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Tasmania (Basix) 6 Hobart, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Canada
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
Aegean Adventure 2021 9 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Andalucía Coastline 2022 11 Valletta, Malta  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Athens (Piraeus) to Lisbon 15 Athens, Greece  Lisbon, Portugal  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Bordeaux & Iberian Charms 2021 (Northbound) 11 Lisbon, Portugal  Bordeaux, France  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Bordeaux & Iberian Charms 2021 (Southbound) 11 Bordeaux, France  Lisbon, Portugal  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 49 Europe and Britain expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Athens (Piraeus) to Dubai 18 Athens, Greece  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cochin to Athens (Piraeus) 20 Cochin, India  Athens, Greece  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dubai to Mumbai 10 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Mumbai, India  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Levant, Egypt and the Red Sea 9 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Three Continents Cruise Winter (Itinerary A) 10 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Middle East expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Easter Island to Papeete (Tahiti) (Itinerary B) 15 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific (Easter Island to Papeete) 20 Santiago, Chile  Papeete, Tahiti  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lautoka to Cairns 2021 15 Lautoka, Fiji  Cairns, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 2021 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Polynesia: The Austral Islands & Bora Bora 10 Papeete, Tahiti  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - South America
11 Day Quito & Galapagos Northern Loop 11 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Celebrity Deluxe Dates and Prices
11 Day Quito & Galapagos Southern Loop 11 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Celebrity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Absolute Galapagos (Daphne) 17 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Adventure in Patagonia (Talcahuano - Ushuaia) 13 Talcahuano, Chile  Ushuaia, Argentina  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Baltra to San Cristobal 8 Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 167 South America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
A Viking Voyage: The Arctic to America 2021 19 Dublin, Ireland  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage of Discovery 2021 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage of Discovery 2022 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Viking Voyage 2021 29 Bergen, Norway  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Transatlantic 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.