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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
Explorer's Africa 19 Cape Town, South Africa  Accra, Ghana  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Islands of the Indian Ocean & South Africa 32 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Cape Town, South Africa  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Brazil to Africa 2019 (Rio de Janeiro - Dakar) 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Bijagos Archipelago and Cape Verde 12 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago 9 Dakar, Senegal  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 23 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
16 Day Antarctica Cruise with Buenos Aires 2019-2020 16 Buenos Aires, Argentina    Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (Begin Buenos Aires) 16 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires (10 Day, Ocean Endeavour) 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Intrepid Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires (11 Day, Ocean Endeavour) 11 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Intrepid Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica (BBC Earth Journey) 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 122 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Expedition to Borneo & Beyond (Singapore - Benoa) 10 Singapore, Singapore  Bali, Indonesia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Scattered Islands of the Banda Sea 12 Darwin, Australia  Bali, Indonesia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Benoa - Cairns) 15 Bali, Indonesia  Cairns, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Seychelles, Maldives & Sri Lanka (Mahé - Colombo) 11 Mahe, Seychelles  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Beyond Burma & the Malay Peninsula 21 Singapore, Singapore  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 22 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary A) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, 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 2019-2020 (Dunedin - Auckland) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kimberley Coast Expedition (Darwin to Broome) 11 Darwin, Australia  Broome, Australia  Silversea 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
Taste of Cuba & the Caribbean with Colombia Experience 2019 18 Havana, Cuba  Bogota, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Caribbean 8 Bridgetown, Barbados  Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Cuba and the Caribbean 2019 11 Havana, Cuba  Cartagena, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean & Orinoco (Fort de France - Cayenne) 14 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean and Orinoco 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 14 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
Great Seafaring Nations 2020 12 Barcelona, Spain  Amsterdam, Holland  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Great Seafaring Nations with Taste of France 2020 19 Paris, France  Amsterdam, Holland  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Athens to the Turquoise Coast 8 Athens, Greece  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery 2020 17 Lisbon, Portugal  Athens, Greece  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Serenissima to the City of Gods 8 Venice, Italy  Athens, Greece  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 157 Europe and Britain 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 - Middle East
Egypt and Israel (Aqaba to Antalya) 9 Aqaba, Jordan  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovering the Levant 9 Antalya, Turkey  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Egypt and Israel (Antalya to Aqaba) 10 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Passage to Ancient Egypt & India 38 Athens, Greece  Delhi, India  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Middle East expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea 12 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Cairns, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island and Polynesia (Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Polynesia and Easter Island 2019 (Le Boréal, Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Pacific Expedition 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Pacific 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - South America
Western Galapagos (San Cristobal to Baltra) 8 San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador  Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn 2019 19 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires 26 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn with Highlights of Peru 2019 28 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 203 South America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Ushuaia to Cape Town (22 Day) 22 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ushuaia to Cape Town (32 Day) 32 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Dakar) 9 Cayenne, French Guiana  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Dakar - Fort-de-France) 10 Dakar, Senegal  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Miami - Lisbon) 15 Miami, FL  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
Best of California 2019 9 San Francisco, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
East Coast USA 2019 10 New York City, NY  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Maritimes & East Coast USA 2019 19 Halifax, Canada  Nassau, Bahamas  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
East Coast USA with Highlights of the East Coast 2019 18 Boston, MA  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.