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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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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
The Seychelles By Small Ship 11 Mahe, Seychelles  Mahe, Seychelles  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Scattered Islands & the Seychelles (Durban - Mahe) 16 Durban, South Africa  Mahe, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius (Port Louis to Mahe) 15 Port Louis, Mauritius  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius (Mahe to Port Louis) 14 Victoria, Seychelles  Port Louis, Mauritius  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll 14 Victoria, Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 22 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2021 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Antarctica 2020-2021 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Holiday Voyage: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruise to Antarctica - 12 Day Adventure 12 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruise to Antarctica - 11 Day Adventure 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 141 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear 15 Oslo, Norway  Reykjavik, Iceland  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise 15 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea 24 Montreal, Canada  Anchorage, AK  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Arctic Voyage 48 Oslo, Norway  Anchorage, AK  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Arctic Highlights 15 Longyearbyen, Norway  Reykjavik, Iceland  G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 86 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Wonders of Japan 14 Osaka, Japan  Sapporo, Japan  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Maldives Dhoni Explorer 7 Male, Maldives  Male, Maldives  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Secrets of the Malay Archipelago (Manila - Darwin) 14 Manila, Philippines  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between India and Asia (Colombo - Singapore) 14 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Singapore, Singapore  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Singapore - Darwin) 12 Singapore, Singapore  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 32 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier 13 Broome, Australia  Darwin, Australia  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Tasmania (Basix) 6 Hobart, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Dunedin) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 20 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Caribbean Sea Adventure – Discover Cayes, Coves and Reefs (New York to Puerto Limón) 16 New York City, NY  San Jose, Costa Rica  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Between Panama and Martinique (Colón - Fort de France) 10 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean and Orinoco 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Caribbean (Itinerary A) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural and Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
Cruising the Greek Isles 10 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice 13 Florence, Italy  Venice, Italy  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Around Iceland Cruise by Small Ship 10 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Greenland & Iceland: A Nordic-Inspired Voyage 9 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Turkish Sailing 8 Bodrum, Turkey  Bodrum, Turkey  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 82 Europe and Britain expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Mexico & Central America
Mexico - Baja California's Treasures 10 Guayaquil, Ecuador  San Diego, CA  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles 8 Los Cabos, Mexico  Los Cabos, Mexico  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
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (San Jose to Panama City) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World 9 Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala City, Guatemala  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 25 Mexico & Central America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Egypt and Israel (Aqaba to Antalya) 9 Aqaba, Jordan  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Levant, Egypt and the Red Sea 9 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea 13 Valletta, Malta  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Muscat - Dubai) 9 Muscat, Oman  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 15 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
Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific (Easter Island to Papeete) 20 Santiago, Chile  Papeete, Tahiti  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island and Polynesia (Hanga Roa - Papeete) 15 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea 12 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Cairns, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Pacific Expedition 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the South Seas 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 15 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - South America
Family Galápagos 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Galápagos Wildlife Adventure 9 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Western Galapagos Cruise + Quito 10 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Northern Galapagos Cruise + Quito 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Eastern Galapagos Cruise + Quito 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 204 South America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Ocean Voyage (Miami - Lisbon) 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Dakar) 9 Cayenne, French Guiana  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Bridgetown - Ponta Delgada) 9 Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Transatlantic Explorer 21 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Transatlantic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - U.S. (Continental)
Northeast U.S. and Atlantic Canada - Fall Foliage Discovery 8 Halifax, Canada  New York City, NY  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
West Coast USA Adventure 10 Vancouver, Canada  San Diego, CA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
East Coast USA 2021 9 Boston, MA  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate America Discovery 2021 20 Boston, MA  Cartagena, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vancouver to San Francisco (California) 8 Vancouver, Canada  San Francisco, CA  Silversea 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.