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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 and Aldabra Atoll 14 Victoria, Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Essential Seychelles 9 Victoria, Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Napoleon Cruise (16 Day) 16 Walvis Bay, Namibia  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Indian Ocean 15 Port Louis, Mauritius  Zanzibar, Tanzania  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Scattered Islands & Madagascar 17 Durban, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 14 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Antarctica 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands: Holiday Voyage 2021-2022 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands Cruise: Photography & Exploration 2022 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica & the Total Solar Eclipse Cruise 15 Santiago, Chile  Buenos Aires, Argentina  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 86 Antarctica 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 Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Lyttelton) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Lyttleton, New Zealand  Ponant 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
+ View all 10 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
Cruising the Greek Isles 10 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg 13 Copenhagen, Denmark  St. Petersburg, Russia  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Croatia Island Sail 8 Split, Croatia  Split, Croatia  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Croatia Sail with Cycling and Yoga 8 Opatija, Croatia  Opatija, Croatia  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Aegean Odyssey Idyllic Route (Itinerary A) 11 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  Costsaver Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 60 Europe and Britain expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Turkish Sailing 8 Bodrum, Turkey  Bodrum, Turkey  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea 2022 (Limassol to Aqaba) 11 Limassol, Cyprus  Aqaba, Jordan  Emerald Deluxe Dates and Prices
Holy Land at Christmas Time 2022 8 Limassol, Cyprus  Limassol, Cyprus  Emerald Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Muscat - Dubai) 9 Muscat, Oman  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Dubai - Muscat) 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Muscat, Oman  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Middle East expedition cruises
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
Valparaiso to Papeete (Tahiti) 23 Valparaíso, Chile  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lautoka to Cairns 15 Lautoka, Fiji  Cairns, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Darwin to Apra 20 Darwin, Australia  Apra, Guam  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
A Viking Voyage: The Arctic to America 19 Dublin, Ireland  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage of Discovery 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Viking Voyage 29 Bergen, Norway  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage of Discovery 2022 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Lisbon, Portugal  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.